The LeBron James lookalike in high school that’s currently in the NBA
It appears that an NBA fan has found a doppelganger of LeBron James, who happens to play in the league right now. Sharing his take on the popular site, TikTok, Adam Faris provides a highlight reel of a current NBA player during his high school basketball days.
Yup! Danuel House resembled LeBron James back in the day. Between the haircut and the ferocious dunk showed in the video, House drew interest as people jokingly speculated he was a long-lost son of LeBron James. Years later, we’re being reminded of the hilarious moment thanks to Tik Tok.
As mentioned in the video, Danuel House went undrafted. However, he’s been playing in the NBA since the 2016-17 season, where he began his career with the Washington Wizards. He literally only played one minute in Washington. He then played a year for the Phoenix Suns until he finally signed a deal with the Houston Rockets in 2018.
Working his way from the bottom of the league, House plays an integral part in the Rockets’ lineup. He’s the perfect rotational player, as he’s currently averaging 9.3 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 1.9 assists per game this season.
Although he looked similar to LeBron James back during his days in high school, the two couldn’t have a more different start to their NBA careers. In LeBron’s first five years in the NBA, he averaged 27.3 points, 6.9 rebounds, and 6.6 assists per game. He’s also been a superstar throughout his entire career, never being utilized as a rotational player.
Two vastly different players, with contrasting careers, however, it’s hard not to agree that the two looked the same at one point.