When Bronny James’ Opponent Celebrated in LeBron James’ Face During an AAU Game

Published 08/16/2021, 10:30 AM EDT
Mar 16, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) wears a face mask in the second half against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports


Superstar LeBron James is known for his steel resolve on the court, daggering through opponents to win games. One time a 13-year old boy gave a startling comeback to the Jordanesque figure. And he didn’t hesitate a bit in making his move.

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A few years back in 2018, LeBron James was seen at one of the AAU games where his son Bronny was playing. The Lakers star is often seen in Bronny’s matches supporting him with a father-cum-coach demeanor.

The AAU boy had a celebration move for LeBron James

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So, that kid, one of Bronny’s opponents, was left open and he hit a deep three from beyond the arc. Well, that wasn’t the moment of surprise, what he did next became the center of attraction. The kid reverted to LeBron James who was standing on the sidelines, and he made an arrow celebration pointing to one of the best NBA players in the world.

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Without a doubt, that was a gutsy move to go right at James from the court. Unfortunately, none could capture the reaction of LBJ to the same. But, that move was enough to become viral amongst NBA followers.

That competitive spirit is usually sparked in LeBron’s performances, but this time he had a contender. The kid is going to narrate this story forever, and might as well be one of his highlights. To face off against the NBA icon is a proving point in itself.

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Bronny James is evolving into his father’s boots

Bronny James, the eldest son of LeBron James, has played for several teams in the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU). Miami City Ballers and Gulf Coast Blue Chips are a few of those teams. Now, Bronny is 16 years old and he is playing for Sierra Canyon High School in Los Angeles.

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In his freshman year, Bronny averaged 4.1 points in 15 minutes per game. LeBron’s boy is following the path of his father with utter sincerity and exhibiting excellence at a young stage.

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Pavni Ahuja

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Pavni Ahuja is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Housing a keen interest in sports journalism, she is pursuing an undergraduate Journalism degree from Christ University. Pavni is an ardent fan of the NBA, with prior district-level playing experience in basketball.

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