‘A Young King’: LeBron James Waxes Lyrical of His Space Jam Son Ceyair Wright

Published 02/13/2021, 12:00 PM EST
LeBron James attends Harlem’s Fashion Row at Capitale on September 4, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Santiago Felipe/WireImage)


Today, LeBron James stands as one of the most vocal and influential athletes in the world. Though not just as an athlete but also as an overall figure. So, whenever he endorses someone, you know that he’s seen some potential in that person.

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The latest one to become the apple of his eye is Ceyair Wright. If you don’t know who he is, let us give you some background.

Ceyair Wright is a budding college football athlete who auditioned for LeBron’s upcoming movie, Space Jam 2. He didn’t bag just any role as the film-makers cast him to play the role of LeBron’s son in the movie. Quite a big break for the young fella!

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He’s not only involved in the acting business but also bidding for a career in American Football with USC. Hence, the Lakers superstar appreciates his balancing act from a young age. Praising him in the aftermath of their 115-105 win against the Memphis Grizzlies, he said –

“I think more important than anything, he’s just a great kid. You know, being on set with him and having great conversations about not only acting but also family and sports and things of that nature.”

“To see what he’s been able to do. Even during these times, signed a huge letter of intent to stay home to go to USC. Congratulations to him and his family. And then to see him do the things that he’s been doing in the acting world as well… he’s more than an athlete or more than an actor.”

He’s a great young kid and a young king. I love that.

Ceyair Wright is thankful for LeBron James’ mentorship

The Young athlete cum actor had his dream come true when he bagged the chance to work with LeBron James. Needless to say, he learned a lot from him and the whole experience of sharing the set with him

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“It was great. He’s a super great mentor to me. He taught me a lot of great things for sure. I had a great time. I was super blessed to be there.”

Let’s hope it is just the beginning of a prosperous dual-career and he lifts the super bowl trophy one year and the Oscars trophy, the other.

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Bharat Aggarwal is a sports analyst for EssentiallySports, covering Formula 1 and NBA. A Delhi University graduate, Bharat has multi-year experience in sports writing, having closely worked with the content strategy aspect as well. Bharat Aggarwal supports Manchester United, Lewis Hamilton, Cristiano Ronaldo, Rafael Nadal, Dirk Nowitzki, Sachin Tendulkar, Ayrton Senna, Kristaps Porzingis, and Dallas Mavericks.

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