Lakers' LeBron James Says It 'Sucks' Missing His Children's Sporting Events

Paul KasabianSenior ContributorDecember 14, 2019

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 28: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers and LeBron James Jr. high-five after a game between the LA Clippers and the Los Angeles Lakers on December 28, 2018 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Adam Pantozzi/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James is using an off day to attend his son LeBron James Jr.'s (known as Bronny) high school game against alma mater St. Vincent-St. Mary in Akron, Ohio, on Saturday.

James isn't afforded the opportunity to see most of his children's sporting events given his busy schedule, and he spoke with Dave McMenamin of ESPN and other reporters Friday about his disappointment that he can't attend more:

"If you ask me what's been the only sucky thing about this season so far is that my son has played like six games into his freshman year and I haven't seen one.

"I love what I do. I don't take this for granted. This is a dream come true. But missing my son, you know Bron Jr., missing [my other son] Bryce's first game the other day when we left for Orlando, his first game of the season. Missing my daughter at gymnastics and things of that nature, and I understand the business, but it sucks."

James clearly loves going to his children's games, with his reaction to Bronny's dunk in a matchup last summer acting as one example:


OH YEAH BRONNY‼️ @tiphoops https://t.co/FrCDO8W7GW

He also joined Bronny's layup line and unleashed a monstrous dunk:

Bleacher Report @BleacherReport

Bron had to jump in the warm up line real quick 😳 (via qwik11hoops/IG) https://t.co/3gtkS7PjPM

James has also made time for some postgame teaching moments, such as this one for his son Bryce:

UndrGrndTrap @undrgrndtrap_

LeBron James with his son Bryce after his team came back to win a game #pluggedin https://t.co/okdiMSUyDV

James and the Lakers moved to 23-3 after beating the Miami Heat 113-110 on Friday. Bronny James' Sierra Canyon Trailblazers are ranked seventh in USA Today's latest Top 25 national rankings.