You cannot purport to support a player without knowing everything about them. For basketball fans, the name that currently rings a bell whenever Cleveland Cavaliers meet any other team in the NBA is LeBron James. He is an American professional basketball player currently playing forward for Cleveland Cavaliers. He moved to this team after making a record in Miami Heats.
He is also famous for the considerable wealth he has amassed from the several endorsement deals he has received from different established brands, the most important of which is the Nike deal which earns him an unbelievable $30 million per year. Nevertheless, his fame and wealth have clouded some important things about him. For instance, what do you know about LeBron James’ son, dad, mother, and brother? I bet very little. In this post, you will learn some information about these important people in LeBron’s life.
Who is LeBron James Son?
If you are keen, you will remember a tattoo on James’ body written Prince James. This tattoo was drawn in honor of the athlete’s first son who is also named LeBron James Jr. (nicknamed Bronny). He is aged 10 years and already making headlines because of his talent. This very talented young man has already received college basketball scholarship offers.
However, LeBron is not very happy about his son’s recruitment by the NCAA claiming it is a violation. Many people do not agree with him. Prince James has already earned a handful of MVP honors and not surprisingly, his dad cannot hide his excitement with his son’s progress and achievements. He is also a fan and supporter of his father’s team and often watches the Cleveland Cavaliers play.
Besides LeBron James Jr. the superstar also has another son named Bryce Maximus James. He is 8 years old and growing very fast (according to his father). He has not hidden his love for basketball and usually accompanies his family to watch his father play. When the family is not out watching a live match on the stadium, his dad says they all sit together and enjoy watching the game live on TV. It remains to be seen if he will also take after his father but it is a future we must be prepared for.
LeBron James Dad and Mom
We credit athletes due to their success in the respective games they play. However, we usually fail to recognize the persons that brought them to this world and made the persons who and what they currently are. Parents are often forgotten but they take a pivotal role in bringing their children up to be successful members of the community.
LeBron James’ biological father is Anthony McClelland, an ex-con uninterested in being a parent. This left his mother, Gloria James, with the difficult responsibility of raising the young kid herself. She was just 16 when she delivered the superstar. He retained the name James most likely in honor of what she had to go through to bring him up. Gloria’s mother who would have helped her raise her son died when LeBron was still an infant.
Gloria faced a lot of challenges in order to see her son go through school. She could not land a steady job and had to move from apartment to apartment due to difficulty in paying rent. Despite the difficulties, LeBron’s mother managed to overcome the challenges and protecting her son from the poverty and violence on the streets. She played a role in shaping her son’s basketball future by providing him with a miniature hoop and a ball when he was an infant.
I believe she deserves a lot of credit for the big role he played in bringing James up to be a successful athlete. LeBron also recognizes this fact and has honored his mom in many ways including having a tattoo of her name on his body. She has managed to achieve something many other single mothers have failed to achieve.
Does LeBron James Have A Brother?
This question has been asked several times but many people tend not to know the real answer. The fact is that LeBron James does not have a blood brother or even a sister. He was the only child of Gloria James and Anthony McClelland. After having LeBron, Gloria had numerous boyfriends but she never had a baby with any of them. She just wanted someone to play the role of father to the little LeBron but not of her boyfriends lived up to the task. The role was played by Gloria’s brothers, Terry and Curt.