At 31 years old, LeBron James now has three championships, three Finals MVPs, four league MVPs and 12 All-Star Game selections to his name.
But if things pan out the way they're projected, his son, LeBron James Jr., will accomplish something during his own hoops career that his dad never did — going to college.
An ESPN feature about King James on Monday revealed that his 11-year-old son already has standing basketball scholarship offers from powerhouse programs Duke and Kentucky...at 11. Wow.
There's no doubting that King James's prince is a bad boy on the hardwood, already flashing an all-around game like his pops.
Peep the future.
King James isn't too thrilled about college coach sharks watching the throne and salivating over the prospect of having LeBron James Jr. run their team, though.
Well before leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to an NBA title Sunday night, fulfilling his promise to deliver The Land its first major sports title since 1964, LeBron was irked by all on the eyes on his oldest son.
“Yeah, he’s already got some offers from colleges,” James told CBS Detroit in February 2015. “It’s pretty crazy. It should be a violation. You shouldn’t be recruiting 10-year-old kids.”
We have to agree with LeBron here. We get the fervor over landing a prized recruit, but can the young man grow and breathe a little bit out here? Can he live?
This is too much too soon, but since he's LeBron's oldest son and if his game is half what his dad's is, you already know why the stakes are so high.
The crazy part is Duke and Kentucky are just two of many college hoop programs that will wind up offering him scholarships.
Just wait on it. Then we'll be bearing witness to Jr.
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