Name: Ashley Seely
Hometown: McPherson, Kansas
1. Tell us about you.
I’m from a small town in Kansas, lived in one spot my whole life. I have a two year old daughter who keeps me really busy. When I’m not chasing after my little girl, I attend a community college full time and work at Wal-Mart as a cashier part time. I’ve always been a tomboy every since I can remember, I’m always in a pair of basketball shorts and a t-shirt hair up in a ponytail. I like to keep things simple and easy, and most important, comfortable. I’ve played basketball ever since I was in 3rd grade up until my senior year of high school. During my senior year I tore my ACL mid season and did not get to finish my final season playing competitive basketball. I still shoot hoops in the driveway and try and play as much as I can, I just love the game of basketball. I traveled to Oklahoma city last year to watch the Heat take on the Thunder and it was the best day every!! Not only did the heat win, but I got to see my favorite player live. I hope to go back again.
2. How long have you been a LeBron fan? And what was the first piece of gear that you ever bought?
I was never really into even watching the NBA until around 4 years ago. I had heard of LeBron, but I had never really gotten into watching his games and following him until I started watching the NBA. Ever since I started to watch professional basketball I always loved LeBron as a player and a person, not only is he a beast on the court, he takes care of his family, and the community he grew up in. The first piece of LeBron gear I bought was my senior year of high school, it was a jersey shirt, Cavs 23 on the front and James on the Back, I wore that shirt a lot, and eventually once I got a job I could afford to buy more and more nice LeBron shirts. I love his clothing line because they show who he is, and they represent him as player. His clothes fit my style too, the shorts are perfect and has the shirts to match, I’m always in a LeBron or HEAT shirt, I like to let people know that I’m a LeBron fan and support him.
3. We’ve seen some of the pictures but how many pieces of LeBron & Heat gear do you have total? And what are your favorite pieces that you’ve collected so far.
My collection I think isn’t so big, because I want to get more and more every time I go online. As of right now I have: 37 t-shirts, 1 pair of basketball shoes, 1 watch, 1 pair of earrings, 2 jerseys and 4 pairs of shorts. My collection will continue to grow as the years go by, because I am always wanting the new shirts he puts out and trying my best to get them. I really want a pair of his new shoes, but I really don’t like that they have only pink for girls, but I’m on the lookout to expand everything I have. 90% of my clothes in closet are LeBron or Heat related.
4. Who would you like to see LeBron & the Heat play in the 2012 NBA Finals?
The finals. The best time of the year. I would really like for the Heat to play the spurs. My boyfriend of 4 years is a HUGE Spurs fan and I would love nothing more than for our teams to make it to the finals and battle it out. The Spurs are a great team with a deep bench and a lot of veterans. I know that the Heat will prevail in the end, but I think the best match up wold be for the Spurs and Heat to make it to the finals and go seven games with the Heat winning it all.
5. Do you have any shoutouts or messages that you want to send out?
Shoutout to my family and boyfriend for putting up with me and my LeBron obsession. They know that I’m a big fan, and they put up with me always talking about him or trying to get the latest and greatest from his clothing collection. I also want to thank LeBron James, without him my interest in the NBA would be very slim, he makes me want to watch basketball and makes me want to get better at basketball. I think he is a great role model for everyone of all ages, he’s showing people that he wants to do what he wants to do, and isn’t going to let anything stop him. I admire LeBron a lot for everything he does, I hope one day I’ll have the pleasure of meeting him!