When you are 10, your biggest concern in life should be which video game you'll play next and how to be rowdy without breaking things. Not what college you should play basketball at.
LeBron James's son, LeBron James Jr., is only 10-years-old and has already received letters and even scholarship offers from college coaches. Universities are doing all they can to make a good connection with the family, hoping to receive James Jr. and his talents in the future.
What if he doesn't want to play sports as an adult? Maybe he wants to be an astronaut or a chef? Either way, his father is definitely not appreciating the attention, noting that recruiting children should not be allowed.
"Yeah, he's already got some offers from colleges," James said, according to Fox Sport Ohio. "It's pretty crazy. It should be a violation. You shouldn't be recruiting 10-year-old kids."
James has not mentioned any schools specifically. However, some comments by head coaches about LeBron's son, who also goes by Bronny, note that he's got people watching.
Thad Matta, head coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes basketball team, said in October that he "will be" on the coach’s radar in the future. Bronny has also been in Kentucky coach and famed recruitee John Calipari’s office wearing his championship rings.
LeBron James Jr. is in Lexington and hanging out in John Calipari's office. pic.twitter.com/ekPEqM3fyL— Dan Bodner (@DanBodnerKSC) July 18, 2014
NCAA recruiting rules and regulations can be difficult to fully understand, but it is unlikely that Bronny is old enough to qualify as a "prospective student-athlete," a term mostly applied to high-school athletes. He hasn't even finished grade school!
The basketball legend's son has definitely become a viral hit online, with videos of him reaching millions of views.
But still, he is 10 years old. Do you think a few more years should pass before recruiting starts?