All eyes are on LeBron James this summer, as the NBA’s best player is set to make his free agency decision, but it was LeBron James Jr. who made the basketball headlines over the weekend – and for good reason.
LeBron James Jr. was playing in an AAU tournament down in Miami. His father was in the stands cheering him on.
For the first time ever, LeBron Jr. attempted an in-game dunk. The 13-year-old prospect nearly threw it down. His dad was going crazy in the stands.
Bronny James had Dad hype after his first in game dunk attempt! ??? pic.twitter.com/hnIHvQWEbn
— SLAM HS Hoops (@SLAM_HS) June 24, 2018
LeBron Jr. has made a lot of basketball-themed headlines so far this summer. An earlier report suggested that he had already “committed” to playing for a Los Angeles-area high school, making it seem like his dad was surely headed to the Lakers. We’ll see if that ends up being true.
Something that is definitely true: LeBron Jr. has already been offered scholarships by some major schools.
ESPN reported that LeBron Jr. has “standing scholarship offers” from both Duke and Kentucky. James played for Coach K on Team USA and has been seen at games with John Calipari.
James had told CBS Detroit in 2015 that several schools had already offered his son.
“Yeah, he’s already got some offers from colleges,” James said. “It’s pretty crazy. It should be a violation. You shouldn’t be recruiting 10-year-old kids.”
LeBron Jr. is 13 now, but there’s already college/NBA talk surrounding the son of the league’s best player. James himself has said that his greatest accomplishment as a player would be to play against his son in the NBA.
“You want to ask me what is the greatest achievement of my life? If I’m on the same court as my son in the NBA. That would be number one in my lifetime as an NBA player. I’ve thought about it because my son is about to be 14, and he might be able to get in there a little earlier,” James told UNINTERRUPTED.
With LeBron being 33 and his son being 13, it’s not crazy to imagine, either. If LeBron can last in the league for another six-plus seasons, it’s something that could actually happen.