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VIDEO: LeBron James Jr is a chip off the old block... kind of

The son of the USA Olympics and Miami Heat star made an early audition for the 2024 Summer Games.

THE OLYMPIC GAMES of 2024 have yet to be awarded to a lucky, cash-rich, country but one youth has already put his hand up and screamed ‘Pick Me’.

LeBron James Junior, son of the Miami Heat star LeBron James, attracted a media frenzy when he turned out for his team in a Miami pee-wee league this week.

The US team, featuring NBA stars such as James, Carmelo Anthony and Kobe Bryant, defeated Nigeria 156-73 in a pool match on Thursday.

Showing deft footwork and handy dribbling skills, if LeBron Jr can improve on his shooting he may have a chance of making the third incarnation of the Dream Team.

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We reckon the junior ‘King’ has been partying too much recently and missing out on his practice.

Just look at the poise and grace with which he dispatched these throws back in 2009:

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