"You Know I Was Younger Than You, Right?"

LeBron James’ oldest son, Bronny James, recently graced the cover of Sports Illustrated (SI) with his fellow FaZe gaming group. LeBron recently reacted to his son scoring his first cover.

“Bronny plays video games all day. He loves basketball. He plays basketball. He loves being a big brother to his little brother and sister. But video games is (sic) his thing, and he’s excited about [being on the cover of Sports Illustrated],” LeBron shared during a recent interview with Arsenio Hall on Jimmy Kimmel Live!.

Some may remember LeBron James’ first Sports Illustrated cover. The then-freshman athlete was dubbed “The Chosen One” because of his incredible abilities at such a young age. LeBron was six months older than Bronny when he scored his first SI cover. The celebrity father’s son was sure to remind his dad of this fact.


“I tried to hold the secret for as long as I could,” LeBron told Arsenio Hall. “Because when he got on the cover [of Sports Illustrated] I was like, ‘You know I was younger than you, right?’ And then he did some research,” the celebrity father said. “All these kids have got all these phones, which we didn’t have when I was growing up. He was like, ‘Dad, no. You were actually six months older than me and now I’m the youngest guy in the house to be on the cover of Sports Illustrated.”

Bronny’s SI cover revolved around his love for video games. The youngster is also quite the athlete on the basketball court, though. Some have even compared Bronny to a younger version of his father and have predicted the youngster playing in the NBA one day.

LeBron continues to encourage all of his kids to work hard for what they want in life. Still, the celebrity father admitted on Jimmy Kimmel Live that he would love to see Bronny have another cover on SI that highlights the youngster as a rising star in basketball. “That would be amazing,” LeBron told Arsenio Hall. “That would be amazing, for sure.”

Catch LeBron James as the star in Space Jam: A New Legacy when the film comes to theaters on Friday, July 16, 2021.

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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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