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LeBron James Identifies Major Problem With Youth Basketball

LeBron James on the court for the Lakers.

DETROIT, MICHIGAN - NOVEMBER 21: LeBron James #6 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on against the Detroit Pistons during the second quarter of the game at Little Caesars Arena on November 21, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images)

With the Los Angeles Lakers missing the playoffs this year, LeBron James has more time to spend with his children. That means checking out his son's AAU basketball games.

We're not sure if LeBron is watching Bronny or Bryce play today, but whoever it is, they must be playing a morning game. It appears LeBron is unhappy about the bright and early tip time as well.

"Man playing a game before noon should be outlawed! 8am game is insane!" he tweeted this morning just before 10 a.m. ET.

With the way AAU and other travel events are scheduled, with so many games needing to be played per day, they kind of have to start early. Sure, tipping off at 8 a.m. isn't ideal, but these are still kids after all.

Then again, if LeBron keeps the promise he made on Friday night, he won't have much down time in the spring moving forward as long as he's playing.

“I can/will NOT miss the post season again for my career,” James tweeted on Friday. “This s— HURT. Ok back to watching these games.”

In four seasons with the Lakers, LeBron has missed the playoffs twice. He does have that 2020 NBA championship at least, but clearly he doesn't want to make staying home in April and May a tradition.