There is nothing like a father getting the opportunity to spend time with his kids or showing up for them in moments where it matters most. Between juggling the NBA, orchestrating business deals away from the court and giving back to his community, LeBron James takes pride in relishing moments with his kids.
On Thursday, the Lakers’ star had the chance to watch both of his sons, Bronny and Bryce, play overseas in Europe for California Basketball Club, a Los Angeles-based travel team.
With a busy and hectic NBA schedule each season, James does not get the chance to attend all of his sons’ games. Before building his legacy as one of the all-time greats in the NBA, the 18-time All-Star grew up as a kid without his father. So, James witnessing both of his sons playing together was a sentimental moment for him.
“Man I’m literally watching Bronny and Bryce on the court together for the first time in a game situation!! This is INSANE!! I’m EMOTIONAL AF!! WOW,” James tweeted.
In Europe, the CBC is competing against teams from London, Paris and Rome. While the team lost against Hoopsfix Elite on Thursday, the team will continue its overseas slate of games next week.
For James and his sons, it was a moment they will cherish forever, especially as Bronny continues his rise in the high school ranks. Currently Bronny, 17, is a four-star prospect in the 2023 class, playing at Sierra Canyon High School. James, who has spoken explicitly about his desire to play in the NBA with his son one day, confirmed in February during All-Star weekend that he would play at least one year in the league with his son. Bryce, 15, is just hitting the high school basketball scene.
“Wherever Bronny is at, that’s where I’ll be,” James said. I would do whatever it takes to play with my son for one year.”
While the time frame might be small if the two play together, the 37-year-old is stoked about the opportunity and would get the experience of watching his son from a kid to a full-fledged NBA player. That, in itself, is rewarding.
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