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LeBron James Jr. reportedly commits to school in Los Angeles


Did nine-time NBA All-Star Gary “The Glove” Payton accidentally reveal LeBron James’ highly-anticipated upcoming decision this summer?

Well, not really. But he did drop a VERY interesting bit of information in a recent interview with USA Today’s Sheena Marie.

Payton said that LeBron James will be sending his son to Sierra Canyon School in Los Angeles next year…

Conveniently enough, the Los Angeles Lakers are in the running to land James this offseason. In fact, the latest odds from Bovada have the Lakers as the favorites to land arguably the greatest player of all time with a 36.4 percent implied probability.

The Philadelphia 76ers, Houston Rockets, New York Knicks, Boston Celtics, and Golden State Warriors are also reportedly in the running.

According to USA Today’s Bryan Kalbrosky, one source close to the school cannot confirm the news, though he did say they are the “logical choice” in the… recruitment? (Is he being recruited to middle school?)

“I don’t always hear everything,” the source said. “We would love to have him, though. As you may know, we are recognized as one of the best athletic schools in the country. That added to our tremendous academic record and the degree of diversity, we are the logical choice!”

Sierra Canyon is a K-12 school, so that is likely where he’d stay for the long haul and into his real college recruitment. If true, John Calipari is going to be racking up the SkyMiles to LA recruiting Bronny Jr. in a few years…

Watch his highlight tape below:

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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28 responses to “LeBron James Jr. reportedly commits to school in Los Angeles”

  1. Han

    Lebron’s not the greatest player ever, but if he’d had Phil Jackson as his coach like Jordan and Kobe, Lebron would probably have more rings and get less hate for falling short. Jordan and Kobe got a combined 0 rings when not coached by Jackson. Closest thing Lebron’s had to that kind of coaching is Pat Riley looking over Spoelstra’s shoulder.

    Hope he gets a good situation next year and doesn’t get stuck with another slapped together roster.

    1. ClutchCargo

      Good point. Also, the teams that are serious enough about winning to have Phil Jackson on board tend to surround that star player with a top notch roster.

    2. Han

      Well, New York had Phil running things and that was still a mess. But when he was coaching at LA and Chicago, he knew how to run things for his superstar. Lebron would’ve thrived under him and probably had more of that killer instinct people credit Kobe and Jordan with.

    3. TBW3011

      He is the greatest and Phil wouldn’t win titles coaching the teams Lebron has had. He’s taken bum rosters to the Finals 75% of the time.

    4. Soylentbeans

      Other than the 2007 squad and this year’s team which teams had bum rosters?

    5. wildcatfan20

      The argument works both ways…Phil Jackson won 0 rings without Kobe or MJ. Phil was a great coach, but I don’t think him and Lebron would’ve gotten along. Lebron is all about himself and would not handle playing for Phil. Lebron is as close to a GM as he can be. He hand picks players and coaches…the bum rosters are from his doing.

  2. rlburd2

    Lol no one is arguing that. The debate is who is 2nd. He still has plenty work left to get to the conversation of goat. Teeny boppers these days…smh.

  3. catsfan1995

    LeBron past Jordan two years ago. He is the greatest of all time

    1. Alex90

      My belief thered no question Lebron is the better all-around basketball player just because physically he can do more but he lacks the mental aspect that guys like Kobe and MJ had.

  4. unbridled

    Lebron is an insufferable human being. I couldn’t care less where his kid goes. Lebron is not the goat by any stretch of the imagination. It’s not even close nor debatable. Millennials are clueless

    1. TBW3011

      You’re actually clueless. Millennials are hardly the only people that can see Lebron is the best to ever do it. I had a bedroom filled with MJ posters. He’s my favorite player. I don’t particularly like Lebron, but when you show the hatred and disrespect people like you show to Lebron you like like a buffoon.

  5. TreyTingle

    LeBron is not the goat. And if you ask MJ he’d tell you the real GOAT is Bill Russell.

  6. MadHatter

    Golden State’s in the running to land Lebron?? Right….

  7. herm89

    This means nothing for where lebron will end up next season. Lots of guys live in LA during the offseason and it doesn’t really matter where they live during the season because they are hardly ever home anyway.

  8. CoachCat

    I get a kick out of people saying Lebron is the GOAT. It’s like they watch a different player that I’m not seeing. Pro barely play defense now days. And this chump is the GOAT?? Watch some old games where Jordan made his guys better. Where Mike switched up on D to shut down the hot hand. Then watch Lebron choke out when it’s all on the line

    1. Brutal Hustler

      LeBron has significantly better stats “in the clutch” than MJ, and guards all 5 positions well. But hey, MJ once pushed off of Bryon Russell and made a jump shot so he’s the GOAT clutch man obviously

    2. TonyMontana

      Jordan was the better defender. Every other category Lebron pretty much wins.

  9. Swizzle

    He is the greatest, but if he goes to certain teams especially the warriors. He’ll also be the least liked. The Lakers aren’t far behind

  10. FlatTopsAndBlockedShots

    Sierra Canyon school officials have made an announcement that “it is news to them (that James’s kids are committed their)”

  11. KentuckyVSEveryone

    I am not saying Lebron is the GOAT by any means, but why does MJ seem to always get a pass. It wasn’t until he had a bona fide All-Star (and one of the 50 greatest players) that he was able to even make it to the Finals! Yes Lebron is 3-6 in the Finals, but MJ would not have taken 3 of those teams to the Finals! The fact that he took this team and the 2007 squad to the Finals speaks volumes. And he would have another ring had Kyrie not broken his kneecap and Love not had a should injury in 2015. People are always going to hate, but Jordan had the BEST coach of all time and 2 other All-Stars every year he won a title…let alone amazing role players – Harper, Kerr, Paxson, Cartwright, Grant, Rodman, Longley, Kukoc. Plus he did not face a team even CLOSE to the caliber of the GS Warriors, 4 years in a row no less! Look, MJ is the greatest and probably always will be, but it is unfair to compare their achievements based on championships alone…

    1. JTHinton

      Is this Max Kellerman 😉

    2. wildcatfan20

      yeah, Jordan’s rosters were stacked! hahahahaha

      1991 championship team…even the all stars you mention don’t sniff the stats Love and Irving filled the stat sheet with….Love avg 17.6 and 9.3 this year and 19 and 11.1 last year. Irving had 25.8 ppg and 5.6 apg the previous season…. I love how everyone talks like Lebron has no help. It looks like he has no help because he makes the players around him worse.

      10 B.J. Armstrong
      24 Bill Cartwright
      54 Horace Grant 12.8 ppg, 8.4 rpg
      14 Craig Hodges
      2 Dennis Hopson
      23 Michael Jordan
      34 Stacey King
      53 Cliff Levingston
      5 John Paxson
      32 Will Perdue
      33 Scottie Pippen 17.8 ppg, 7.3 rpg
      42 Scott Williams

    3. wildcatfan20

      and to add…the Jordan team above only had 3 guys average double figures in points (including MJ). No one else averaged more than 10 pts, or more than 4 assists, or more than 6 rebounds…

      Lebron, with this BUM team this year, the Cavs had 5-7 players average in double figures (there is a range because Lebron traded half his bum players mid season).

  12. Alleykat16

    Who really cares Lebron is a good person but really what does he do for Kentucky or UK. Nothing. As far as being compared to be the best that’s not even close he may be the best playing now but not close to MJ and Mr. Bill Russell. Those two are the greatest MJ as the guard or forward and Russell the best ever big man to put the uniform on. 11 straight championships I believe and did that against another great player a number of times in Wilt “the stilt” Chamberlain. Lebron is a great player during this time of the game. But he dont have that DOG in him were he wants to get his and stop the other teams best from getting his. He gives 100% on offense and guards the easiest player on defense. Just my thought

  13. Jiminy Crickets

    Funny how people point to LeBrons rosters and say if he had….

    LeBron hand picked every rosters he’s been on after 2009. He demanded JR Smith and Triston Thompson get big long term deals, he told ownership to get Kevin Love, and Kylie said publicly he can not play with LeBron and forced a trade to get away from him. LeBron is great, but he enforced his will on ownership much more than he does when KD is going nuts and LeBron takes a soft pick and switches to guard someone else. Jordan would pass and play passive in first half to get everyone involved and locked in, but when it was go time everyone in the building knew where the ball was going and there wasn’t anything anyone could do about it. Not to mention, when Jordan played the East was the BEAST and the west had the Lakers. LeBrons teams would never get past the spurs or OKC if they played in West, and would last 5 games against Houston or GS. LeBron is a great great player that has thrived on the weakest eastern conference in NBA history over the last 10 seasons, and proved when he played the spurs, Mavericks, Warriors, he was no match

    1. TonyMontana

      Just compare stats. It’s really easy because they have both played 15 seasons. LeBron wins by far in basically every category. If you can’t see he’s better you are blind, dumd or bias and I love love live Jordan. He’s still my favorite.

    2. wildcatfan20

      Tony is a fairly good troll. Need to work on your spelling a little, but other than that, you have it down.

    3. wildcatfan20

      by the way, the stats still show Jordan is better. In 15 seasons, Lebron played 100 more games and still can’t claim to have as many points as Jordan. Jordan was a 10x scoring champ. Jordan won MVP, Finals MVP, DPOTY, All Star MVP, and Scoring Champ all in the same season.

      don’t forget, MJ played 3 years at UNC, and took 2 years off in his prime. Lebron went straight from high school…That gives Lebron an extra 5 years in his prime over Jordan… Comparing career stats is crazy…Lebron is going to play 500 more games than Jordan….if not more…I would HOPE he overtakes him in stats. haha.