NBA Basketball News: ‘Extremely Appreciated’ – LeBron James Hosts Mother’s Day Brunch With Family

Published 05/10/2021, 6:03 AM EDT
PHOENIX – FEBRUARY 14: (L-R) Lebron James and his mom attend Sprite’s 3rd Annual Jay-Z And Lebron James “Two Kings” Dinner & After Party (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)


The world celebrated Mother’s Day yesterday, and it was a heartwarming day, with many people across the world paying tributes to their mothers. Several NBA players across the league also took to social media to share gestures and words for their mothers and spoke about the impact they have had on their lives. Lakers’ superstar LeBron James was one of the players who did this.

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LeBron James pays tribute to all mothers

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James took to social media to reveal that he had held a brunch in honor of Mother’s Day. James shared a picture of his family, including his mother Gloria, his wife Savannah, and their children. He wrote, “Mother’s Day Brunch!! Beyond blessed. My fav holiday by far!!! Happy Mother’s Day to all the loving, powerful, strong women out there! You’re EXTREMELY APPRECIATED! 

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James has spoken at length about the impact of his mother on his career. Growing up, Gloria James was a single mother, and she helped him pursue his love for basketball. She would take him to practice and ensured that he got the best chances in his career. Because of her help, James became one of the biggest recruits in NBA history and made the jump from high school to the NBA. Since then, James has gone on to have an incredible career.

James continues to recover

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This season, LeBron James has struggled with a major injury. After the All-Star break, LeBron suffered a high-ankle sprain, which sidelined him for a month. In his absence, the Lakers really struggled. Last week, James made his return to the court in two losses against the Kings and the Raptors r. During those games, James re-aggravated his injury and is currently waiting to make his return once again.

May 2, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) moves the ball against Toronto Raptors forward Stanley Johnson (5) during the first half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
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The Lakers currently occupy the seventh seed in the Western Conference. And if they are not able to turn their fortunes around, they will have to partake in the play-in tournament. The Lakers will hope that LeBron James can return soon so they can push into the top-six. However, their main priority is ensuring that James is as close to 100% as possible, as their playoff run depends on his health significantly.

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy is an NBA & NFL journalist for EssentiallySports, before which he worked at BusinessWorld magazine. He has been a fan of Basketball for over 10 years now, since Shaquille O’Neal was a Phoenix Suns player. During his time at Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, he started a sports magazine for the college called the Overtime Tribune and hosted the Overtime Tribune Podcast until he graduated.

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