LeBron James Jr. doesn’t turn 13 years old until October but he already looks to be a force on the basketball court. This is, of course, nothing new. The son of the best basketball player on the planet was casually draining halfcourt shots just a few months ago and, as a 10-year-old, James Jr. was putting on a show that included high-level crossovers and beautiful passes against players of the same age.
With that said, James Jr. has clearly grown in terms of basketball acumen over the past few years and, frankly, he is already displaying a skill set reminiscent of his father’s. It absolutely has to be said that there is no guarantee of the overall physical prowess presented by LeBron James, simply because only a few players in NBA history have been able to replicate his athleticism and skill set at 6’8 and more than 260 pounds. Still, James Jr. shows off a dazzling array of ball-handling and passing ability in this clip and he looks to be quite comfortable in the spotlight with the ball in his hands.
Pouring over grainy video of a 12-year-old playing against overmatched competition seems silly but, in this case, we can probably assume that LeBron James Jr. is going to be pretty good at basketball. Just how good remains to be seen, but the internet will have a close eye on his basketball development in the next few years.