LeBron James Jr., as you may think, is already a really gifted basketball participant. He’s solely thirteen. He’s a seventh grader, and based on the video above, he’s fairly clearly forward of his friends in the sport proper now.
Let’s quick-ahead … a number of years. He’ll flip 18 in the Fall of 2022, shortly after getting into his senior yr in highschool. (A highschool in Los Angeles? Who is aware of!) At the time, LeBron will probably be 39, close to the finish of his spectacular profession.
Can we assume the NBA may have softened its stance on one-and-carried out gamers and gone again to letting highschool youngsters enter the NBA? Assuming – sure, massive assumption – LeBron James Jr. continues to enhance, he might be a candidate to skip school and play in the NBA.
So in 2023-2024 NBA season, the potential exists: LeBron James and his son, LeBron James Jr., might be the first father-son duo to play in the NBA collectively. We’ve had fathers coach their sons (Doc Rivers and Austin Rivers presently); and fathers coach towards their sons (Mike Dunleavy Sr. and Jr.; George and Coby Karl, amongst others), however by no means a father and son suiting up on the similar group.
We’ve seen it in baseball with Ken Griffey Sr. and Ken Griffey Jr. method again in 1990, and it was a landmark second for baseball.
For LeBron, it’s simply one other 1st he might accomplish that Michael Jordan by no means did.