LeBron James says 10-year-old son already getting college offers

LeBron James went straight from high school to the NBA, but will his son choose a different path?

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So it turns out LeBron James’ 10-year-old son, LeBron James Jr. (aka Bronny), is an incredibly talented basketball player.

Shocking, right?

Not really.

But what is shocking is that the young hoops star is already receiving college offers — and dad isn’t very pleased about it.

"Yeah, he’s already got some offers from colleges," James told the media during Cavaliers shoot-around prior Tuesday’s game against the Pistons. "It’s pretty crazy. It should be a violation. You shouldn’t be recruiting 10-year-old kids."

Bronny hasn’t even reached middle school yet, but he’s already shown flashes of greatness — flashes that remind James of himself at that age.

"He plays just like I did," James said. "He has great awareness, and he’d rather pass first and set guys up. Most kids nowadays just want to score."

While it’s clear Bronny has a bright future ahead of him when it comes to playing ball, dad doesn’t plan to rush him into anything. James said that he wasn’t too concerned about weight training during his high school playing days and just wanted to be a kid. He also admitted that he didn’t really start taking good care of his body until he was 24 years old.

James joked: "I ate McDonalds my first couple years in the NBA, I didn’t stretch, I didn’t ice, it didn’t matter. I was 18, I could do whatever I wanted to."

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James is often seen courtside at Bronny’s games, proudly cheering on his young protege.

There’s no doubt Bronny has a promising hoops career ahead of him, if he chooses to pursue one. The kid has a ton of talent. Plus it doesn’t hurt when your dad is the best basketball player in the world. What more could you ask for in a mentor and role model?

(h/t CBS Detroit)