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LeBron James reacts to son choosing to wear his number in first game at Crossroads

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Los Angeles Lakers superstar small forward LeBron James is one proud dad right now.

James’ oldest son, LeBron James Jr., wore No. 23 on Monday during his first game for Santa Monica Crossroads. The 14-year-old, who goes by Bronny, scored 27 points in the team’s win.

The King says he was proud when he saw Bronny was going to wear No. 23, paying homage to his dad.

“I don’t know how long it’s going to last, but it definitely made me feel proud,” James said, via Dave McMenamin of ESPN. “My kid has his own personality, he has his own DNA. We share the same name but he has his own path.

“But it was cool when he came downstairs the other day and showed me that he was wearing 23 and then my youngest son came to me and showed me that he was wearing 6.”

LeBron James Jr. is going to be one of the most highly recruited high school basketball players in history once he enters high school. If you haven’t seen the kid play, do yourself a favor and watch some highlights of him. He plays just like his dad. His passing skills are off the charts and he’s already dunking in eighth grade.