WATCH: LeBron James’ Younger Son Bryce James Displays Impressive Skills, Father Reacts

Published 10/31/2021, 11:00 AM EDT
SHENZHEN, CHINA – OCTOBER 12: #23 Lebron James of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts during a preseason game as part of 2019 NBA Global Games China at Shenzhen Universiade Center on October 12, 2019 in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China. (Photo by Stringer/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)


NBA fans often consider Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James as the greatest player of all time. Fans usually include LeBron in debates and compare him to Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan and other NBA icons. The 37-year-old LeBron has helped the NBA establish cultural significance across the globe. He has also actively promoted the sport of basketball in various countries.

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LeBron has started the season in pleasant form for the Lakers despite suffering an injury through a sore right ankle. The Lakers themselves have not explicitly been in stellar form, but LeBron maintains his work-life balance off the court with his family. The power forward is deeply protective of his family and supports them in their different interests.

Oct 22, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (6) argues with referee Justin Van Duyne (64) in the second half against the Phoenix Suns at Staples Center. The Suns defeated the Lakers 115-105. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

His recent stories on Instagram clearly evidence his support for his family. It shows LeBron attending a basketball game in a small gym. The story features his son, Bryce James, playing a game at the gym. It prominently shows Bryce defending and tracking a rival player’s run into the paint as the rival team shifts the ball from one player to the other.

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LeBron has tagged his son’s Instagram handle on this story, with the next story featuring a picture of Bryce. LeBron captioned the picture, “My Shootah!!!” as he shared it with his 101 million followers on Instagram.

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The Lakers defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers as LeBron James returns

The Los Angeles Lakers returned to winning ways with a win against the Cleveland Cavaliers. LeBron James‘ return to the team boosted the Lakers’ chances against his former franchise at Staples Center. The Lakers needed LeBron’s help to overcome the Cavaliers’ threat, considering the home team’s worrying form.

Oct 29, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (6) dunks for a basket against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the second half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

LeBron led the scoring for the Lakers with 26 points and 8 assists. Off-season signing Russell Westbrook, who has had a few rough games, recorded 19 points, 5 assists, and 6 rebounds. Carmelo Anthony scored 24 points and combined well with LeBron. Rookie Evan Mobley performed brilliantly for the Cavaliers, scoring 23 points. However, the Lakers coasted to a 133-10 win over LeBron’s former team.

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Shalom Saldanha

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Shalom Saldanha is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his journalism degree, he has previously worked as a sports corresspondent for India Shorts/Business Upturn. A Giannis Antetokounmpo and Bucks fan, Shalom primarily got into the sport after discovering that he shared a mutual love for Arsenal with the 'Greek Freak'.

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