It’s time to start looking ahead to the class of 2022 and LeBron James Jr. Just kidding. I’m having a tough time handicapping the class of 2019, let alone trying to predict where someone born in 2004 will go to college.
But the fine folks at Bookmaker.eu are up for the challenge. They have started taking bets on where LeBron James’ son will attend college. The Cats are the second-favorite just behind Duke, who’s already received a visit from James Jr. (and the rest of his AAU team).
I’m all for bringing gambling to Kentucky, but this just seems odd. LeBron James Jr. probably still watches cartoons and is just starting to enjoy the perks of hitting puberty. Can we all agree to not bet on where a 13-year-old kid is going to go to college?
Coach K could be in a home by that time, and John Calipari could be on a beach enjoying retirement. But there’s a clear jump from Duke and UK before the third-betting favorite, “other”.
The NBA will likely have abolished the one-and-done rule by the time LeBron James Jr. is considering colleges, so he could just as easily follow in his dad’s footsteps and skip college entirely. Plus, it seems like other is the smart bet for the reasons I stated above but also because Ohio State, USC and Arizona are not listed. LeBron James Jr. has reportedly committed to playing his high school basketball out west at Sierra Canyon.
LBJJ playing at UK would be cool, but let’s circle back. Someone remind me about this in three years.