We all know LeBron James is a great leader and a man on and off the court. What we didn’t know was he a relatable dad who always sees a teachable moment. With his father in attendance, Bryce James had a bad shooting game and afterward, was feeling down about himself despite winning. That’s when LeBron came over to his son and gave him some practical advice we all could benefit from.
“So, like, if you’re missing shots or making shots, don’t worry about it kid. You played a hell of a game.” He added, “Good job. I’m proud of you. I’m proud of you man. All right, go with your team, bye.”
LeBron’s words of wisdom helped, as Bryce snuck a grin after his dad made him realize he threw the pass that resulted in the win.
Advice like this more about life in general compared to basketball. Yes, it’s great basketball advice but, it’s a reminder to take a total inventory of the situation. LeBron has made it his personal business to strive for greatness. Clearly, he is doing that on and off the court. While on the journey is great to see fatherhood is still the primary goal.
AAU and youth sports parents, take notes.