As the NBA preseason kicks off, LeBron James is gearing up to embark on his 21st season in the league. Alongside his team, the Los Angeles Lakers, he’s set his sights on clinching another championship win. But when he’s not on the court, James is taking pleasure in the joys of being a sports parent.
LeBron has mentored his sons Bronny Jr. and Bryce in youth basketball tournaments and is excited to see Bronny Jr. play for the USC Trojans this upcoming season. Unfortunately, Bronny Jr. went through a health scare earlier this summer, which has delayed his recovery. Meanwhile, LeBron took time off to attend his 8-year-old daughter Zhuri’s volleyball game last weekend.
In a funny Instagram video, the NBA superstar, who has won the championship four times, is heard cheering his daughter Zhuri with the words “Let’s Go Munchkin!” However, Zhuri’s reaction suggests that she was embarrassed by her father’s behavior, as her expression clearly conveyed a sense of disgust, similar to the one LeBron shows on the court when he’s under pressure.
Come October 24, Zhuri’s father and his team, the Lakers, will be up against the Denver Nuggets – the team that got them eliminated from the Western Conference Finals last year. This game will take place as the NBA champions raise their very first championship banner.
Nike has just released the latest drop of LeBron James’s signature sneaker brand, just in time for the new basketball season. The LeBron 21 pays tribute to “King James” with a classic purple and gold colorway that is a clear nod to the Los Angeles Lakers. Dubbed “Freshwater,” these sneakers feature Violet Dust leather with University Gold accents and a touch of purple Cosmos on the heel counter and outsole. These shoes are designed to withstand the force of the NBA’s strongest player, with a low-profile, lightweight design and a cabling system that complements Zoom Air cushioning. They also feature a sturdy plastic plate in the midfoot for extra support during pivoting. The LeBron 21 “Freshwater” is now available for purchase on the Nike website for $200 for adults and $160 for children. Get your pair now and celebrate the reign of “King James” on the hardwood.