LeBron James Explains Why He Regrets Giving His 14-Year-Old Son His Name

LeBron James has explained why he regrets naming his son after him.

The basketball legend spoke about this, according to Complex, in the first episode for the upcoming HBO Sports and Uninterrupted series The Shop, in which he discusses how he feels each time he watches his sons play competitive basketball.

It is a hard thing watching the boys live in his shadow. And so when Jon Stewart asked the champ: “What do you say to your kid, living up to you being their dad? They’re playing the same sport that you played better than anyone else in the world has ever played it. How do you give them peace of mind that they don’t have to be you?”

LeBron responded, saying he regrets calling his son his name because of the big shoe the child has to fill to prove himself, however he is trying his best to make the journey as painless as possible for his son. Which is why the boy is presently called “Bronny” as opposed to his give name -LeBron.

“I still regret giving my 14-year-old my name because of that,” said the NBA champ. “When I was younger, I didn’t have a dad, so my whole thing was when I have a kid, not only is he gonna be a junior, I’m gonna do everything that this man didn’t do. They’re gonna experience things that I didn’t experience. The only thing I can do is give them the blueprint, and it’s up to them to take their own course whenever that time comes.”

Check out the snippet of the episode which is set to debut on Aug. 28:

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