LeBron James: 12-Year-Old Son Already a Better Shooter, Ball Handler Than I Was at His Age


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LeBron James' oldest son, LeBron James Jr., already has scholarship offers to play college basketball at powerhouses like Duke and Kentucky.

And it's easy to see why—the 12-year-old already has an impressive stable of highlights, and, according to his father, Junior is already more skilled than the four-time MVP was at his son's age when it comes to shooting and ball handling.

"We do a great job—my son and his team and his program—they do a great job of teaching them the right way," the Cleveland Cavaliers star told reporters on Monday. "I didn't handle the ball as well as he does, he handles the ball exceptionally and he shoots it a lot better than I did at that age. But I've always had the ability to pass the ball, and it's good to see him doing it as well."

LeBron James Jr.'s dribbling and shooting skills were on full display at the John Lucas All-Star Weekend on March 4 and 5.

Despite his ability to score and cross up defenders, James is most proud of his son's passing skills.

"It's probably the best part of his game," James added on Monday. "You know, I grew up playing basketball and watching AAU ball, and watched a lot of kids hog the ball, not pass the ball, things of that nature. I was never one of those kids, I always liked seeing my teammates excited about getting the ball and making a shot. And to see him doing the same thing, it's a pretty unique trait for a kid his age."