Like father, like son.
That’s how things look right now when it comes to LeBron James and his eldest son LeBron James Jr., better known as “Bronny”.
Bronny has been thrown into the spotlight courtesy of his famous father but despite only being 14-years-old, he continues to shine on his own.
The young star made his return to the court with his team the North Coast Blue Chips in the Magic City tournament and showed shades of his old man.
Already able to throw down dunks with ease, the youngster got it done on the defensive end to emulate one of the most famous blocks ever made by his dad.
Bronny fell to the hardwood, but got back to his feet and rose up to swat away an opponent’s attempted throwdown.
It’s clear one of the NBA’s greatest ever players has paved the way for his sons to follow in his footsteps and dominate the league for years to come.
James unfortunately looks set to be a non-factor in the 2019 NBA playoffs with his Los Angeles Lakers languishing well outside the top eight.
But with plenty of cap space and the lure of playing in LA, James has eyes on a bright future. One he hopes will include the chance of playing alongside Bronny.
“You want to ask me, ‘What was the greatest achievement in my life?'” James said in June on his Uninterrupted show. “If I’m on the same court as my son in the NBA. That would be No. 1 in my lifetime as an NBA player.
“I’ve thought about it because my son is about to be 14, and he might be able to get in there a little early.”
James would be 38 by the time LeBron Jr. could enter the NBA, but he’s not ruling it out.
“I think from the burden of him having the name itself, I think him understanding that just go out and just play the game and have fun and play for your teammates and give it all you’ve got,” James said.
Whether it happens or not, Bronny is showing he’s going to have a long and illustrious career if he keeps playing the way he is showing.