ESPN was airing his daddy’s game when he just a gangly high-schooler in a big, green jersey at Saint Vincent-Saint Mary’s.
It might not be too long before they start doing the same thing with LeBron James Jr.
In his latest highlight reel, Lebron James Jr. shows off an arsenal of moves; shooting, passing, bottle flipping, the kid does it all. And did we mention that he’s only 12 years old?
Check it out:
LeBron Jr. certainly seems to have inherited the really good at basketball gene from his dad.
The question is, will he stick with it? Can he live up to his dad’s name? It’s a lot of pressure to put on a 12 year old, probably an unfair one. But that doesn’t mean he won’t have to answer it whenever he picks up a basketball.
It isn’t unusual for the children of star athletes to follow in their footsteps, occasionally reaching the professional ranks themselves. But it is unusual for them to replicate, much less surpass their success.
Usually they succumb to the pressure, or their interests lay somewhere else, or they just aren’t as good as their parents were.
Marcus Jordan runs a shoe store in Orlando now. Just saying.