The Next Lebron James? The Miami Heat Sign Young Star

BY Jonhson’s Woody

"Nature or nurture? definitely nature" Lebron James. Jr. (right) prepares to blow by an opposing defender. The ten-year-old may have a significant size disadvantage in the NBA, but will certainly play with more heart than anyone on the Knicks or Lakers
“Nature or nurture? definitely nature”
Lebron James. Jr. (right) prepares to blow by an opposing defender. The ten-year-old may have a significant size disadvantage in the NBA, but will certainly play with more heart than anyone on the Knicks or Lakers

MIAMI— Yesterday the Miami Heat signed a baller that some say literally is the next LeBron James: LeBron James Jr.

The team is suffering a losing season after going to four straight championships with LeBron Sr. at the helm. They are hoping to get the same kind of production out of the 10-year-old.

The Heat plucked the fourth grader out of the hands of the AAU team the Gulf Coast Blue Chips, who are shocked and devastated by the move. Fellow fourth grader and teammate Zyon Little said, “When my mommy told me LeBron was leaving I didn’t know how the team was going to move on. He was such a key part of the team; I started to get emotional. Then she gave me a ice-pop. It was blue. My favorite flavor.”

The news of the younger James’ signing comes to the dismay of many college programs that had just begun recruiting James Jr.

The Heat are hoping to find the same kind of production from the cagey 10-year-old that they got from his father, whose four year tenure netted the team two championships. While he has yet to hit his growth spurt or grasp the concept that squares are a type of rectangle, James Jr. still has the potential to be great. His film shows he can consistently make open layups and his bounce passes are sometimes on target.

Heat President Pat Riley had this to say about the signing: “We know we are taking a risk by filling a valuable roster spot with a 10-year-old, but that’s where the league is headed—it’s all about youth.”
Youth is something the Heat now have, but they may have problems scheduling around their newfound youth, since most games are past the fourth grader’s bed time.

“We know we are taking a risk by filling a valuable roster spot with a 10-year-old, but that’s where the league is headed—it’s all about youth.”

Youth is something the Heat now have, but they may have problems scheduling around their newfound youth, since most games are past the fourth grader’s bed time.

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