Watch LeBron James Jr. throw down a dunk during pregame warmups (VIDEO)
LeBron James Jr. is going to be good at basketball. Nobody is questioning that. But, that name and that lineage comes great interest at a young age. One of Junior’s basketball game was reportedly shut down the other day thanks to the amount of people that tried to pack themselves in the gym.
This is probably also because Senior has been tagging along during his summer off to these games. LeBron James has been seen on the sideline helping to coach up the team, and he was even dunking in the teams layup line before one game.
But fans also want to see the junior James play, perhaps because at age 13 he can already do things like throw himself alley-oop dunks.
Even with the context of Bronny having one of the best athletes the NBA has ever seen as a father doesn’t fully prepare a viewer for understanding that a 13-year-old kid can do that. I’m not even sure that I knew how to kickflip when I was 13. Was I even shooting jumpers? They might have still been push shots.
The James family is now firmly set in Los Angeles, so I assume the media hype around basically every member will be something like this from here on out. I think that’s the goal.
If they get rid of the one-and-done rule in the NBA, we don’t have to wait too long to see Senior and Junior play together or against each other. At this rate, it looks like it’ll be a fun matchup.
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