LeBron James is arguably one of the best to have played the game of basketball, with accolades such as four NBA championship titles, four NBA Finals MVP honours, four NBA Regular Season MVP crowns, three NBA All-Star Game MVP awards, etc. under his belt. Not only that, the 38-year-old current Laker from Akron, Ohio is sitting at the second spot of NBA’s all-time scoring list, trailing the first place, former Milwaukee Buck and Los Angeles Laker Kareem Abdul Jaabar (Also known as Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Jr.) by a mere 422-point margin at the moment. The record would likely to be broken by James in the near future, should he be able to stay healthy throughout the season.
LeBron’s Longevity Is Second to None
Apart from being an incredible all-around player the NBA possibly has ever seen, LeBron is known to be taking care of his body and wellbeing, to an extent where he could still put on sensational performance game after game despite nearing 40 years of age. It is no secret that the forward spends $1.5m annually on his trainers, chefs, and massage therapists and follows a strict dietary plan to keep himself at the top of his game and remain consistent regardless of time. All these practices are likely to allow LeBron to extend his career and stats total till longer than what a normal NBA player can sustain, but we all know that James is doing them so because he wants to have a chance to share the NBA floor with his firstborn, Sierra Canyon School’s Bronny James Jr.
Bronny James Jr. whose full name is LeBron Raymone James Jr. was born in 2004, and would be eligible to declare for the 2024 NBA Draft, in which multiple sources had indicated that the current 18-year-old guard would be a late first-round pick next year.
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James Gang Showed Up for Bronny During His Senior Night
Bronny James was spotted in playing during his senior night for his high school Sierra Canyon School, with his younger brother, 15-year-old Bryce James was also playing in the game. LeBron and his wife Savannah, were there to support their sons and joined in to honour Bronny James’ historical night in the school. The 6-ft-3-in-point guard had been following his father’s footstep to become a professional basketball player and had attracted interests from notable colleges such as USC, Duke, Memphis, Kansas, Kentucky, Ohio State, Michigan, Oregon, and North Carolina.
When asked about the chance of playing with his son, LeBron did not hide the intention of realising this unthinkable dream of being the first father-son duo to play at the same time in the NBA, telling ESPN’s Dave McMenamin that “I need to be on the floor with my boy. I gotta be on the floor with Bronny.” He also added, “Same uniform or a matchup with him…I would love to do the whole Ken Griffey Sr./Jr. thing. That would be ideal, for sure, being with him, spending a full year with him in the same uniform, that would be the icing on the cake.”
LeBron would be 40 by the time his son can be drafted by an NBA team, but knowing how discipline the megastar is, playing with his son together in basketball’s biggest stage would be more than realistic.
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LeBron just SHUT DOWN THE GYM during Bronny’s Warm ups!!!! @KingJames @BigFootHoops pic.twitter.com/1yvNPG5uiD
— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) July 28, 2018