LeBron James' off-court work inspired two fans to name a water well in his honor.
Working with Paani, a nonprofit organization helping to alleviate the water and sanitation crisis in Pakistan, University of Michigan students Sikander "Sonny" Khan and Taha Syed dedicated a well to James in the Mirpur Khas District of Sindh because he's a symbol of empowerment, according to Eduardo Gonzalez of the Los Angeles Times.
"There are many athletes who use their platforms to bring awareness on social issues, but LeBron is the most visible," Syed said. "He does the most and talks about social issues to help his community."
Syed also noted the similarities between Paani and the Los Angeles Lakers star's initiatives, which include the I Promise School in Akron, Ohio and the LeBron James Family Foundation.
"What LeBron and Paani have both realized is that it is important to give back to where you came from," Syed said.