Sure, we could go with a “Like father, like son” reference here, but I have no idea if the play in question when LeBron James, Jr. gets crossed up and dropped to the floor by an opponent’s killer crossover occurred during crunch time in the fourth quarter.
LeBron, Jr., 7, who by all accounts had an otherwise terrific performance in a youth pickup game earlier this May (as evidenced by some highlights in the video), apparently gave a good accounting of his basketball skills while playing against older competition, including 9-year-old Jalen Smith, the boy who caused LeBron, Jr. to look so foolish, in light of his lineage. Well, as foolish as anything a 7-year-old boy does while playing a game should be considered.
Smith says in the video that playing against LeBron James’ son was “a lot of fun,” but if appears that young Jalen isn’t as nonplussed as you would expect a wee lad to be given his opponent, Smith’s lineage, while not as esteemed nor regal as Prince James’, does merit mentioning:
Then again, Smith may not have been awestruck my James Jr.’s lineage in part because he comes from similar stock. Both of Smith’s parents were professional hoopsters — his father, Dwayne Smith, played professionally in Luxembourg and Estonia after a successful career at Florida DII powerhouse Eckerd College, while his mother Felicia is the school’s all-time leading scorer and was a Division II All-American.
And there you have it. Hopefully, all the LeBron haters out there don’t take too much glee in watching his son get smoked on the basketball court. The kid is 7 years old, after all. Further, he probably could school most of us adult-sized chuckers anyway.
I’m so glad that our friends from BustedCoverage saw the same thing I did.
As Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals went into halftime, I was half paying attention to the television. Lebron James did an interview for ESPN and was followed into the locker room by a camera crew at its conclusion.
It seemed nothing out of the ordinary, when I saw some lady dressed in white just...
MIAMI - LeBron James played nearly 48 minutes Wednesday night against Boston and finally arrived in the interview room at 12:50 early Thursday morning.
After being asked five questions, the Miami forward was ready to take some more. But none were asked.
"You guys are tired, too, huh," James cracked, and then headed out into the night.
Before James had outlasted all the...
Two NBA Finals appearances for Lebron James. Two losses. What is the common thread linking both of these losses together? Both teams were from Texas.James joined the Miami Heat during the 2010-2011 season with one goal in mind and that was to win the championship that had eluded him up to that point in his career. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE »
I’m beginning to think everything about LeBron James is fantastic. Even his misfires leave those in awe except for his ‘haters’ of course. He misses that dunk, but it still has all of the power and passion that makes me swoon over LeBron’s prowess. He misses and he still wins.
Consistency separates the Spurs from the Heat.
On a nightly basis, you know exactly what to expect and what you're going to get from Gregg Popovich's squad. The Spurs trust their system of unselfish ball and man movement. It's as if they're on autopilot and the only possible variable is individual effort within the system. Popovich's in-your-face coaching style...
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LeBron James has had too many nights like this, where he couldn't get enough help for long stretches of the game.
It's just that most of them were back in Cleveland.
With a quiet first half from Dwyane Wade and little contributions from any other starter, James' 34 points were wasted in a 101-91 loss Friday night that cut the Miami Heat's lead over the Boston Celtics...
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Is it me or does it seem that the NBA powers that be don't care one bit that a LARGE amount of fans think the league is WWF rigged. I mean I wasn't the only one predicting that the Hornets would just happen to get the #1 pick after the NBA owned team happened to recently find a buyer willing to meet the league's steep asking price right? Then you have the free throw...
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By Payton Wales
Impressive. It's one of the few words worthy of the game played by Rajon Rondo Wednesday night in South Beach, Fla.
It was 53 minutes of pure genius to the tune of 44 points, eight rebounds and 10 assists, including a wicked overtime period that saw Rondo score all 12 of the Celtics points. But, it wouldn't be enough. The Celtics lost to the...
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