By: Mike Sullivan
The Cleveland Cavaliers went through a morning shoot around at the Palace on Tuesday in preparation for their game against the Pistons later Tuesday.
LeBron James spoke to the media, and one of the topics that got brought up was weight training and how kids are strength training at a very young age.
LeBron was asked how old he was when he really worked on caring about his body from a weight-training perspective.
He paused and said “Um, 24.”
James laughed and went on to say, “I ate McDonalds my first couple years in the NBA, I didn’t stretch, I didn’t ice, it didn’t matter. I was 18, I could do whatever I wanted to.”
LeBron was asked how much weight training he did in high school. He said, “Yeah we did a little weight training, but I mean, you do so much in high school, weights is the last thing. I’m gonna be a kid.”
This made me think about the other day when LeBron posted an impressive highlight video of his young 10-year-old son, Bronny, playing basketball at a tournament. The video has gone viral.
Based on all the news last week about rivals.com ranking sixth grade football players, I was curious to know if LeBron’s son has already received any college attention.
Shortly before the Cavs were about to take the floor and start practice, I decided to ask LeBron if his son has been drawing any college interest.
LeBron said, “Yeah, he’s already got some offers from colleges, it’s pretty crazy. It should be a violation, you shouldn’t be recruiting 10-year-old kids.”
He continued to talk about his son’s game, “It’s crazy, 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.”
It’s fair to say LeBron is very proud of his son, and really enjoys watching him play.
I guess it’s no surprise that his son already has college scholarship offers. If you watch any of his film, you’ll immediately see how athletic he is. It also helps when he gets advice from the greatest player in the world everyday, his dad.
I’m guessing that most colleges wouldn’t mind having LeBron James’ son on their team.
The Cleveland Cavaliers take on the Detroit Pistons at 7:30pm tonight at the Palace of Auburn Hills.