LeBron James‘s son LeBron James Jr. — AKA Bronny — is ranked predictably high on the Max Preps basketball prospects list. It’s a moment for a father to be proud. But LeBron James doesn’t use the news to publicly congratulate his son — because the King knows the real work has just begun.
Instead, sharing the news, James writes his own answer to what to expect out of his son Bronny as he goes forward in his young basketball career.
“Expect a kid that will play for his teammates. Will work hard, pay his dues and when his number is called he’ll make mistakes like any kid but will be ready and coached very well,” James writes, continuing, “Someone who doesn’t care about rankings cause the only thing that matters is his team success.” That’s right — he’ll be ready.
With the exception of the “kid” part, James is essentially describing the kind of player he himself wants to play with, and not coincidentally the kind of players the Lakers sought in free agency this summer.
Their biggest acquisition was Anthony Davis, of course, about whom James could have also written “will play for his teammates. Will work hard. Someone who doesn’t care about rankings cause the only thing that matters is his team success.”