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Gary Payton adds latest fuel to the LeBron James watch

Gary Payton adds latest fuel to the LeBron James watch

The LeBron James buzz won't slow down until the decision of where he will play basketball next season is made.

So let the speculation continue.

It boiled a bit more Monday when an interview published of Hall of Famer Gary Payton telling BlackSportsOnline.com's Sheena Davis that James' son, LeBron James Jr., is committed to Sierra Canyon School, an institution in Chatsworth, California, that enrolls pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.

Which means James to the Lakers, right? Who knows.

LeBron James Jr. is 13 years old and his highlight reels are already going viral on YouTube. The sons of former NBA players Scottie Pippen and Kenyon Martin play for Sierra Canyon's high school varsity team.

Here is some of what Payton had to say (and you can get more on this story here, via USA TODAY):

His son just committed to Sierra Canyon, which is in the valley of L.A., that's where his son is going to go to school.

A son at that age, you don't want to be away from him for that period of time.

I think he wants to be around his son a lot, see his son play, so that's going to play a key factor, too.

He's been saying this for the last year or so: his family is going to dictate where he goes and his last days in basketball, so that might be a stepping point for him, to go to L.A. But we don't know, we've got to wait.

And there's been nothing confirmed or announced about where James' son will be attending school. 

As you can remember, rumors swirled in late February that James was checking out private schools in the Philadelphia area during the NBA All-Star break.

Very little came from it.

But not only do we have a LeBron James watch, it seems like we now have one for LeBron James Jr., as well.

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The Eagles had the perfect Veterans Day touchdown celebration

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The Eagles had the perfect Veterans Day touchdown celebration

Sunday was Veterans Day across the United States and both the NFL and the Philadelphia Eagles paid tribute as part of the #SaluteToService initiative. 

Former President George W. Bush was on hand at Lincoln Financial Field in Philly for the coin flip prior to kickoff as veterans from across the country were recognized throughout the game against the Dallas Cowboys.

The Eagles even found a way to incorporate a salute into their touchdown celebration after Zach Ertz caught a touchdown pass from Carson Wentz in the third quarter to tie the game at 13 a piece.

The NFL has helped raise close to $5.5 million for the league’s military non-profit partners. You can learn more about the initiatives here.

Check out the Eagles' classy gesture below.


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Cowboys and Eagles scuffle at midfield during warmups

Cowboys and Eagles scuffle at midfield during warmups

The Philadelphia Eagles do not like the Dallas Cowboys and vice versa.

With a primetime kickoff on Sunday Night Football, both teams had all day to stew for the NFC East rivalry. And the two teams scuffled around midfield of the Linc during warmups.

It's unclear what the dustup was caused by but it didn't appear to be much more than a little pushing and shoving. Jalen Mills, who is not dressed to play this evening, appears to be at the center of things along with Cowboys coach Kris Richard. Officals did have to intervene to seperate the players and coaches. Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott appeared to be a peacemaker. 

Here's a few looks from field level and you can watch another view from the TV cameras above.

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