LeBron James says playing with his son in the NBA would be his “greatest achievement”

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LeBron James has made it clear that his free agency decision this summer will be heavily influenced by his family as they'll have a big say on where his future lies.

Former teammate Dwyane Wade also made recent comments stating that he believes his close friend will make his choice of where to play next season based on what would be the best lifestyle for his family.

It's clear that LeBron prioritises his wife and children before anything so it should come as no surprise that he's set himself a unique personal goal that he wants to reach towards the end of his career that has real sentimental value.

The Cleveland Cavaliers star's oldest son, LeBron James Jr., is currently 14 years old and appears to be destined for an NBA future.

He's already a huge talent that is being recruited by top colleges across America and it's likely that he'll be in the league within the next four or five years.

By that time, James Sr. will be about 37 or 38 and he's hoping he'll still be around to play in the NBA with his son.

"You want to ask me what was the greatest achievement in my life? If I'm on the same court as my son in the NBA," James told ESPN's broadcast team in an Uninterrupted video. "That would be number one in my lifetime as an NBA player."

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There have been cases where fathers and sons have played at the same time in other sports but it's never happened in the NBA.

The James duo will have a great chance to be the first to do it and create a piece of history if the elder of the two can remain healthy enough to last until his late 30s.

"I thought about it because my son is about to be 14, and he might be able to get in there a little early," LeBron said.

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The 15-year veteran has achieved almost everything in the game but he would rank this potential achievement as his greatest which shows just how much importance he places on being a family man.

This would be a major honour for any father in the NBA and to accomplish this would be pretty special for the 33-year-old Akron native.

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