Today’s blog is about one of the top players in the NBA: LaBron James. But this entry has nothing to do with his exploits on the court.

One of his sons, LaBron “Bronny” James Jr. is currently one of the top players for his 14 and under age group in the country. Yes, he is already getting college scholarship offers.

His son was preparing to play in a AAU tournament game in the pre-game layup line when Bron-Bron jumped in the line and started shooting layups with the other kids. But of course, his layups weren’t regular layups. They were actually on the level of NBA All-Star dunks, which is kind of ironic for me seeing that he makes a point not to participate in the actual NBA dunk contests they hold during the league All-Star games. But I digress.

While the kids loved it, some people had a problem with it. And in LaBron’s case, some people means millions. This included people saying that he was exploiting his son by building the James brand. Others, on the other hand saw it as quality time with his son.

Is this too much or like Luther said, never too much?

I had a father who provided me all of my material needs to give me a chance at success. This included giving me the opportunity to attend one of the top prep schools in the city. I did not want for anything that I could put my hands on.

But he was not there for emotionally. He never attended any of my games. It’s important for you to know that I do not resent him for this. I loved my father very much. As I always say, he didn’t know how to be a father on an emotional level just as much as I didn’t know how to be a son emotionally to him if you can understand that.

Having said that, I don’t have a problem with what Bron-Bron did. While just being able to see my father in stands would have meant the world to me, I would have gotten a kick of seeing him running lay ups.

Fathers, take time to see your children participate in athletic events. It is one of the best investments you can make in your child’s development. Take it from somebody who never knew.

– BreezyG