LeBron James (37) has won everything worth winning as a basketball player. Now he has only one dream left: To play with his son Bronny (17).
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– Wherever Bronny is, that’s where I want to be too. I’m doing anything to play one season with my son. It’s not about money anymore, says superstar LeBron James in an exclusive interview with The Athletic.
This weekend, the Los Angeles Lakers player is in place in Cleveland, the city where he grew up, to play in the NBA’s annual All-Star Game.
The 37-year-old was voted captain of his team, and could thus choose which teammates he wanted to take with him in the war against the team of Brooklyn Nets player Kevin Durant.
This is the 18th (!) Time in his career that LeBron James has been selected on the All Star team. He has been with every year since 2005. James also plays at such a high level this season that he got most voices from the people.
This despite the fact that he has turned 37 years old.
20 years younger is his son LeBron “Bronny” James Jr., who plays for the high school team Sierra Canyon Trailblazers in Los Angeles.
James senior is constantly being watched in the stands, and the star status of his father has led to ESPN buying the rights to his son’s matches. So 17-year-old Bronny James is already showing up for the whole United States, even before college.
His father LeBron did something unique when 19 years ago he chose to skip the entire college education to go straight from high school to the NBA. That shortcut can probably hardly be James jr. take, but he will probably be drafted to the professional league within a few years.
That’s why LeBron has faith that he will have the opportunity to play with his son before he leaves.
This weekend’s All-Star game has, as mentioned, brought James back to his home state of Ohio, and to Cleveland where he won the NBA with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016 before he took the road to Los Angeles.
This has of course made the journalists ask if he could imagine a second return to his hometown.
– That door is not closed, the 37-year-old replied.