LeBron James Reacts to Son Bronny Bragging About Making Sports Illustrated's Cover at Younger Age

LeBron James' 16-year-old son Bronny was quick to let his dad know he made it onto the Sports Illustrated cover at a younger age than the NBA superstar.

By Ryan Gajewski Jul 14, 2021 8:25 AMTags
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LeBron James' kids seem to realize it's not easy to notch wins over their highly successful father. 

The 36-year-old NBA superstar stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live on Tuesday, July 13 to promote the new film Space Jam: A New Legacy. During the visit, guest host Arsenio Hall asked about his 16-year-old son Bronny having appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated last month as a member of the esports organization FaZe Clan. 

"Bronny plays video games all day," LeBron shared. "I mean, he loves basketball, he plays basketball, loves being a big brother to his little brother and sister. But video games is his thing." 

The athlete continued, "When he got on the cover, I was like, 'You know I was younger than you, right?' And then he did some research—all these kids got all these phones, which we didn't have when I was growing up—he was like, 'Dad, no, you were six months older than me. Now I'm the youngest guy in the household on Sports Illustrated.'"

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This led the Los Angeles Lakers star to chuckle, and then Arsenio pointed out that Bronny, who is a high school standout in real-life basketball, could still make the Sports Illustrated cover a second time for his hoops skills.

Ever the supportive dad, LeBron replied, "That would be amazing. That would be amazing, for sure."

The Space Jam: A New Legacy premiere took place in Los Angeles on Sunday, July 12, where Zendaya, who voices Lola Bunny in the film, turned heads in a Moschino suit inspired by her character. 

Watch LeBron's interview in the above video. 

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