"Why Are You Feeling Like This?"

LeBron James is revealing some of his deepest thoughts in the debut episode of The Shop. The celebrity father tells viewers that he sometimes regrets naming his oldest son, LeBron James Jr., after himself.


“I still regret giving my 14-year-old my name,” the Los Angeles Lakers player shares in the episode. LeBron goes on to explain why he carries such regret and it has everything to do with his son playing basketball.

“Watching my boys play ball, last year was the first year I really had some time to watch them play in the summer, like really sat down, went to four or five tournaments,” James shares. The NBA star goes on to tell the show’s viewers about the tension that mounted in him during the game.

“I’m sitting there and I’m watching the game, and I feel my hands just start sweating, I feel my chest start sweating. I’m like, what is this? 10-year-olds out here hooping, why [are] you feeling like this? Then it went from just sitting there … then it went from me sitting on the bench to me getting in an argument.”

There is definitely added pressure to LeBron James Jr.’s pursuit of a career in basketball. It was just this past weekend that a crazed critic of LeBron James, Sr., took things too far by acting in an outlandish manner during what was supposed to be a competition in which LeBron Jr. squared off for the win alongside his teammates. Unfortunately, the position of the youngster’s father at one of Greatest Of All Time (GOAT) outshined the Las Vegas event, which was ultimately canceled.

“When I was younger, I didn’t have a dad,” LeBron shares with The Shop viewers. “My whole thing was when I have a kid, not only is he gonna be a junior, I’m gonna do everything that this man didn’t do. They’re gonna experience things that I didn’t experience. The only thing I can do is give them the blueprint, and it’s up to them to take their own course whenever that time comes.”

You can catch more of LeBron James Sr.’s revelation when The Shop premieres on HBO on August 28, 2018.



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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