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Report: 11-year-old LeBron James Jr. has scholarship offers from Duke and Kentucky

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Ohio State coach Thad Matta has competition.

More college teams pursuing him than just the Buckeyes are pursuing 11-year-old LeBron James Jr., whose talent is evident.

Dave McMenamin and Brian Windhorst of ESPN:

he already has standing scholarship offers from both Duke and Kentucky, according to a source

These aren’t real scholarship offers. If LeBron Jr. gets hurt or doesn’t pan out, Duke and Kentucky are under no obligation to pay for his college.

These offers are just for show – to develop a rapport with a recruit, to show you believed in him before others (again, though, that’s a sham), to gain publicity (you’re welcome).

But in this case, if you think you’re currying favor with his famous father, think again.