LeBron James had one of the best seasons of his career this year, leading a mediocre Cleveland Cavaliers team all the way to the NBA Finals in his 15th NBA campaign. Even at 33 years old, with plenty of miles on his body, LeBron shows no signs of slowing and there’s a real chance he’ll still be in the league when his oldest son, LeBron James Jr., is eligible to make the leap to the NBA.
The soon-to-be 14 year old prodigy has not even entered the eighth grade, but he’s widely regarded as one of the best players at his age level and it wouldn’t surprise anyone if he’s in the NBA Draft five or six years from now. It also wouldn’t come as a shock if his father is still competing for NBA titles during when that time comes.
In speaking of the possibility of sharing the court with his son in the NBA, LeBron recently told Uninterrupted that it would be the “greatest achievement of his life.”
“You want to ask me what is the greatest achievement of my life? If I’m on the same court as my son in the NBA. That would be number one in my lifetime as an NBA player. I’ve thought about it because my son is about to be 14, and he might be able to get in there a little earlier.”
Last October, LeBron told GQ he wasn’t sure he’d still want to play if he was “washed,” but that he’d be willing to stick it out if it meant playing with or against Bronny
“I don’t know if I could play washed, but I damn sure would love to stick around if my oldest son can have an opportunity to play against me. That’d be, that’d be the icing on the cake right there,” LeBron said.