LeBron James is a proud father who admits his son, Bronny is better than him in making jump shots. He also believes the 15-year-old is better than him in another important basketball skill.
The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree and sometimes, in LeBron James’ case, the apple exceeds the tree.
LeBron James during game 4 of the 2018 NBA Finals. | Photo: Getty Images
According to the basketball legend, his son, LeBron “Bronny” James Jr. who takes after his athletic skills on the hardcourt is better than him in certain aspects. For instance, he claims the the 15-year-old does a better jump shot than him.
“Can’t ever be mad at the facts!!! Flame thrower he has!"
The idea was first suggested by ESPN National Recruiting Director and NBA analyst Paul Bancardi who tweeted his praise of Bronny’s jump shot.
“I hope LeBron is not going to get mad at me, but I think Bronny’s jump shot is a little bit better,” he wrote.
Quick to respond to an accolade regarding his son, LeBron tweeted in agreement.
“Can’t ever be mad at the facts!!! Flame thrower he has! And by the way I probably got the 3rd best jump shot in the household. Bryce Maximus got a cooker too!”
LeBron’s jump shot has always been his weakness especially during his early years in the NBA. In fact, it took him three years to get better at it. But that didn’t keep him from becoming one of the best players in the history of the league.
But the jump shot is not the only thing LeBron believes Bronny is better at him at. He agrees with his teammate Anthony Davis who joked about Bronny being a better passer than him. He added that his son may be a better shooter too.
This conversation between Anthony and LeBron happened after their team, the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday. Anthony poked fun at LeBron who miscued a half-court pass he sent Anthony’s way.
Bronny is LeBron’s eldest son and a freshman in high school. At his young age, he views himself as the heir to his father's throne. And we have no doubt he'll prove to be an exceptional NBA player like his dad or even surpass his father’s stellar achievements.