LeBron James is a very proud father. His oldest son, Bronny, is a college prospect who is currently a standout for Sierra Canyon High School. King James recently talked about the prospects of potentially playing with his son in the NBA.
At his December 7 press conference, LeBron said children from single-parent households have more grit. He said while a lot of kids are just chasing numbers, Bronny is different. James believes intangibles are just as important as stats.
“If you are evaluating the kid and, in my case, if I’m a GM or president or owner of a team, first of all, you’ve got to look at the kid’s upbringing and the kid’s family and also him personally. I think everyone has their own trials and tribulations and things of that nature.
I actually like most kids to be single-parent kids. I feel like it just gives them an extra grit. It’s something about only single-parent kids when it comes to sports, they just have a certain like grit about them, but that doesn’t take away from guys with two parents, too, obviously and girls with two parents.
…In high school ball, you see a lot of kids who really just care about like getting numbers. Like how can they get numbers and average 30 or 40 and whatever all the cases may be, but I like when I’m watching these games, I like to see not only the talent but is the kid playing the right way throughout the whole game, no matter what’s going on.
That’s just how I was taught when I was a kid. How I was brought up, and it always leaded to success. I’ve won at every level since I picked up a basketball, and it’s because my teachers and my guidance always taught me how to play the game the right way, no matter what’s going on, and it was always about team and not I.”
247 Sports ranks Bronny as a four-star recruit for the class of 2023. He doesn’t currently have any scholarship offers. He has received interest from some powerhouse programs, though. Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, and North Carolina all have their eyes on Bronny James.
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