LeBron James' 10-year-old son is already being recruited by colleges

And dad isn’t too happy about it all.

James with LeBron Jr and Bryce (front).
James with LeBron Jr and Bryce (front).
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LEBRON JAMES’ 10-year-old son — the conveniently named LeBron James Jr — already has several basketball highlight videos on YouTube.

Much like his dad, Jr. is tall, quick, has the ability to take defenders off the dribble and find open team-mates.

He’s also in fourth grade.

Mike Sullivan of CBS Detroit asked a proud dad if James Jr. has heard from any colleges. He apparently has, and LeBron isn’t too happy about it. He told Sullivan:

“Yeah, he’s already got some offers from colleges, it’s pretty crazy. It should be a violation, you shouldn’t be recruiting 10-year-old kids.”

James also said that he marvels at the way James Jr. plays like his dad, noting a pass-first mentality.

“It’s crazy, he plays just like I did. He has great awareness and he’d rather pass first and set guys up. Most kids nowadays just want to score.”

Watching James Jr. is indeed crazy. He has a very controlled handle on the basketball that makes him look much older than he is:

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He’ll no doubt get national recruiting attention by the time he’s in high school, but it’s understandable that LeBron isn’t happy that it’s happening already.

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