Leave LeBron’s Son Alone – Or Not

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LeBron’s son is…already getting offers and scholarships to go to colleges. And – guess what? His famous father is not happy.

“Yeah, he’s already got some offers from colleges,” James told CBS Detroit before the Cleveland Cavaliers’ played the Detroit Pistons Tuesday. “It’s pretty crazy. It should be a violation. You shouldn’t be recruiting 10-year-old kids.”

I’m certain LeBron James, Jr. will not be getting any more offers for fear of feeling the wrath of the 2013 NBA’s most valuable player.

Presently, the colleges in question have not broken any rules, but perhaps they took the liberty to bend them.

Says the NCAA Handbook:

“A prospective student-athlete is a student who has started classes for the ninth grade. In addition, a student who has not started classes for the ninth grade becomes a prospective student-athlete if the institution provides such an individual (or the individual’s relatives or friends) any financial assistance or other benefits that the institution does not provide to prospective students generally.”

Basically, they can give him a look if they are going to give him help, which he doesn’t need. His dad is one of the greatest hoopers walking the Earth!

At first, I thought – this is bullcrap! Leave the boy alone! Let him bet a kid! After a few moments, I realized that this is LeBron’s son and namesake, to boot. Furthermore, LeBron has actively played a part in showing that his child, who is only 10, already displays trending greatness. He tweeted his son’s exceptional basketball skills to his 19-plus million followers in a video. Furthermore, like any proud papa, he boasted about his son in the CBS interview, “He plays just like I did. He has great awareness, and he’d rather pass first and set guys up. Most kids nowadays just want to score.”

Then, I thought about my daughter and realized that these options that Young LeBron has is nothing but a good thing, at the day’s end. Even though his father is rich, the 10-year old with definitely have to make his own way, especially since they share a name. My daughter is about the same age and I teach her now that she is going to have to earn her way and it is never too early to seize the day.

I think it will be more important for Big Bron keep his namesake humble and hungry, so that these offers don’t get him feeling he’s “made it” before he’s made it. By all accounts, he’s well on his way to creating success on his own terms, but hopefully he knows following in his father’s gigantic footsteps requires much hard work and dedication.

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