LeBron James has had a hectic summer so far but over the weekend he got down to some truly important business, watching his son play basketball.
Last month, LeBron played in his very own championship series as he battled for the league title in the NBA Finals, but on Sunday, James attended his son’s AAU Fourth Grade National Championship.
LeBron Jr's Miami City Ballers edged Mississippi's DMG 51-46, with 11 points from James Jr. And the video below shows LeBron celebrating when his son nails a shot, before the basketball superstar rolls around with LeBron James Jr. post-game – so it’s clear James was ecstatic with the result.
In the video above, LeBron James Jr shows his skills in the paint, much to the delight of LeBron, who also chatted with Kentucky Coach John Calipari.
LeBron James senior didn’t enjoy his championship series in June though as Miami Heat went down 4-1 in the NBA Finals. It was Miami’s four consecutive appearance in the Finals, but for the second year out of four they were outdone, this time by the San Antonio Spurs.
The result was a major disappointment to Heat fans and LeBron, with the four-time league MVP deciding that he needed to change his surroundings.
NBA free agency
At the end of June, LeBron decided to become a free agent. Many saw this as just a simple stance to put pressure on the Heat franchise to make some champion winning free agency moves to appease James.
But that wasn’t the case for LeBron, as he made the decision to move back to his first NBA franchise, the Cleveland Cavaliers.
This broke up the famous ‘Big Three’ of James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, with the latter two players resigning with the Heat.
LeBron announced his decision via an online essay on the Sports Illustrated Website in which he stated his desire to bring glory to Cleveland. The 30-year-old admitted that the Cavaliers wouldn’t be able to challenge for the NBA title overnight, but he did promise that Kyrie Irving would become the NBA’s best point guard under his guidance.
Maybe LeBron will also influence another future NBA star over the coming years, LeBron James Jr.