Lebron James, Jr. is a blue chip recruit. He reportedly holds offers from Duke and Kentucky and he’s only 11-years-old. The kid can ball, as evidenced by his AAU videos that litter the internet. The offers, the praise, and the media attention are only going to increase as the second coming of LBJ gets older. But that doesn’t mean he’s immune to discipline, either. Lebron, Sr., the man who just brought Cleveland its first championship trophy since Jim Brown said that he won’t allow his oldest son to have a cell phone.
“He’s lucky,” LeBron explained. “He gets to grow up slower than I did.”
I can get behind this. Not that Lebron, Jr. will ever need to go pro or make money on his own, but by not having a cell phone he’s definitely better off when it comes time for college or the pros. As a father, I’m sure several thoughts go through your head when you see someone like Draymond Green Snapchatting his dick to the entire world as a 23-year-old.
“Was I that stupid at his age?”
“How does Snapchat work?”
And most importantly, “Did my eldest son who lives for basketball see this?”
The answer is probably yes, and I’m pretty sure 11-year-olds in 2016 are already having sex, but not giving the kid a cell phone will probably keep him out of some trouble. By the way, is there a bigger lock than LBJ, Jr. going to play in Durham? Coach K is a vampire so he’ll still be coaching, Calipari will be retired because he was feeling the heat from NCAA investigators, and Duke rarely misses on recruits. I’m pretty stoked to see Lebron, Jr. in a Duke uniform in seven years. That kid is going to be an absolute terror in the ACC. .
[via Sports Illustrated]