LeBron James has achieved pretty much all there is to in the game of basketball, but that doesn't mean the 33-year-old is beyond regret. As it turns out, one of his biggest laments is the decision to bestow his eldest son with a very famous moniker.
"I still regret giving my 14-year-old my name," LeBron says in a preview clip for his upcoming HBO show "The Shop."
The logic follows: It's tough enough living up to the legacy of one of the greatest hoopers to ever lace up a pair of sneakers. Now, not only does LeBron "Bronny" James Jr. have to live up to his pop's legacy on the hardwood, he literally has to live up to his name.
"When I was younger, I didn't have a dad," James Sr. continues, "so my whole thing was when I have a kid, not only is he going to be a 'junior,' I'm going to do everything that this man didn't do. They're going to experience things that I didn't experience. The only thing I can do is give them the blueprint, and it's up to them to take their own course whenever that time comes."
As luck would have it, Bronny James is well on his way to making waves in the basketball scene in his own right. The younger James is in the mix as one of the top high school recruits for the 2022 class and could very well end up in the Association on his own merits.