LeBron James Jr. has proven that he has more in common with his father than just his name.
A video of LeBron James’ firstborn child competing in the John Lucas All-Star Weekend Tournament last weekend recently went viral after being posted online.
The video was first posted on YouTube by TakeMyTalent.com on Monday. As of Tuesday morning, it has generated over 2.3 million views and has been featured on quite a few other websites – including Deadspin and World Star Hip-Hop.
LeBron Jr. (also known as “Bronny”) was able to successfully lead the Gulf Coat Blue Chips at the young age of 10 years old.
Throughout the tournament, the NBA star’s son was able to drop jaws and exceed high expectations with his overall performance.
— GTBank’s gtcrea8 (@gtcrea8) February 24, 2015
Lebron James Jr gonna be nasty in the NBA. He’s just like how Lebron was at that age. — Po$eidon ⚓️ (@4reezingPoint) February 23, 2015
In addition to shooting some impressive shots inside and outside of the arc, LeBron James Jr. was able to showcase quite a few impressive skills on the court that mirror his father.
For instance, the young man’s dribbling skills and ball handling abilities have clearly developed with a lot of help and guidance from his father. He was able to successfully pass the ball on numerous plays as if he was already playing in the NBA – adding assist after assist to his stats game after game.
Even though the highlight reel is under 1 1/2 minutes in length, it is packed with moments that players twice his age dream about pulling off on the court themselves.a
Whether LeBron James Jr. decides to follow in his father’s footsteps towards the NBA in the future is yet to be seen.
One thing that his father has made clear, however, is that he is very proud of his recent victory. The 30-year-old Cleveland Cavaliers forward posted a tweet Sunday night congratulating his son along with his son’s teammates.
Congrats Bronny and your teammates on winning the championship in New Orleans. You, Bryce and Z are my… http://t.co/nji9pxJz4r
— LeBron James (@KingJames) February 22, 2015
However, if he continues to develop his skills and polish his natural talent in the years to come, he could very well grow into one of the best NBA rookies nearly a decade from now.
With the 1st pick in the 2023 NBA draft, the New York Knicks select… http://t.co/gHuLkJ0LGB
— Dan L (@KnicksFanBlog) February 23, 2015
What do you think? Could LeBron James and LeBron James Jr. add their names to the growing list of father-son duos with careers in the NBA?
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