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The talents of LeBron James are pretty well established. The nearly 30-year-old four-time MVP has been blessed with elite natural abilities like strength and athleticism and has also developed a genius-level understanding of the sport. As with many incredibly successful people, it's sometimes difficult to differentiate between his inherited gifts and self-made qualities. He just has it all.
That nature vs. nurture debate doesn't seem to be any clearer in the case of LeBron James Jr., 10-year-old son of the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar. LeBron the Younger — also known as Bronny — earned attention in October when he sank a half-court shot at Cavs training camp, but it now appears that his basketball acumen extends well beyond trick shots. Just check out this highlight video of the fourth-grader in action (via Deadspin):
This video might only be very impressive if it were attached to some random 10-year-old — it's not as if LeBron Jr. is that much bigger than everyone else on the court or steamrolls everyone in some way that suggests he deserves to be playing high-school ball already. But it's a heck of a lot more interesting given his name and bloodlines, because you can catch glimpses of LeBron the Elder's game here and there. Bronny clearly has exceptional court vision (many cases), the ability to power through hard fouls to score (1:05), and a willingness to share the ball.
Of course, that latter quality could get him in trouble as he ages. True winners want to score instead of setting up inferior teammates. You'll never win a sixth-grade title that way!
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