Dwayne Wade’s son, Zaire Wade, is 13 years old and already has his own mixtape. The kid can straight ball and is dropping dimes that you’ll struggle to find at the collegiate level. It’s only a matter of time until Wade starts receiving more national attention from top collegiate programs.
And now, LeBron James’ 11-year-old son, LeBron James Jr., is stealing headlines just one day after his dad brought the city of Cleveland its first National Championship since 1964.
Yes, an 11-year-old has standing offers from two of college basketball’s blue blood programs.
He’s the son of one of the greatest basketball players to ever walk this earth. He’s already slaughtering his competition just like his dad did in grade school. And, as noted by CBS Sports’ Ananth Pandian, his college recruitment may even rival his father’s free agency in 2020 for media attention.
That’s a whole lot of pressure for a preteen to handle, but with a father who endured the same experience throughout his high school career, it shouldn’t be anything new LeBron Jr. nor anything the James family can’t handle.
While LeBron Jr.’s decision is likely years away, one thing for sure is that we will soon enter a new era of collegiate and professional basketball, headlined by the kin of some of the sport’s most influential athletes.