LeBron honors Bella Rodriguez-Torres during post-game interview

Miami Police Department holding fundraiser


MIAMI – LeBron James spent part of his post-game interview after Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals talking about Bella Rodriguez-Torres, the South Florida girl who died last month from a rare and aggressive pediatric cancer.

"At the end of the day, it's just a basketball game. There are so many things in life that happen that just put life in perspective," James said at the podium during a post-game interview. "Like I said the other day with the little girl that passed away, live like Bella, that we had on our shoes. A little girl that passed away here in South Florida. That just once again puts the game of basketball, it's just a game, and put life in perspective."

In honor of Bella Rodriguez-Torres, James and Dwyane Wade wrote "live like Bella" on their shoes for Game 4 of the Pacers series.

Bella was diagnosed with the rare form of cancer when she was only four years old. She passed away on May 28.

Several events are being held this week in Bella's memory. Tuesday members of the Miami Police Department will shave their heads to raise money for the St. Baldrick's Foundation. For more information on how to donate click here.