During halftime in yesterday’s game the Celtics recognized Special Olympian Aaron Miller, who was at the game, for winning MVP at a recent Special Olympics competition in the city. Miller, 16, reportedly was born with severe brain damage and was told by doctors he would be physically and mentally paralyzed for life. But after “thousands of hours” of surgery and physical therapy, he competes on his school’s golf and basketball teams. After the teams came out of the half LeBron James walked over to Miller and greeted him with a hug and congratulatory thumbs up. Miller was also wearing the Nike LeBron Zoom Soldier 8 FLYEASE which was created specifically for disabled athletes. To make things better LeBron also gave his game-worn Zoom Soldier 8 Nike LeBron to Aaron after the game.Say what you will about LeBron, but when things like this happen you realize that this is more than just about basketball. The connection between the fans and the players runs much deeper than just the sport and moments like this make you realize that.Innovation and inspiration at Nike often start with the simple act of listening to the voice of the athlete. As expressed within its mission statement, the company believes: If you have a body, you’re an athlete, which means insights may come from professionals, but they also arrive from unexpected places.