LeBron James lets everybody know that he hopes Bronny and his children face at least some form of adversity throughout their lives.
LeBron James knows exactly what it feels like have the short end of the stick dealt to him repeatedly, as his childhood was marred with difficulties, most pertaining to finances. Living off of the income of a single parent isn’t always smooth sailing and James has never once missed out on thanking Gloria James, ‘the real MVP’ for raising him as best she could.
Fast-forward to today and LeBron James lives one of the most lavish lifestyles of any celebrities that are in Hollywood. ‘The King’ has a net worth pf over $480 million and with the way his career is shaping up in terms of post-NBA, he’ll crack the $1 billion club with ease.
One struggle parents who have as much as LeBron James does, is making their children understand the value of money. If Bronny, Bryce, and Zhuri wanted to do nothing for the next 45 years, they very well could given that LeBron has generational wealth.
However, it is refreshing to see that both Bronny and Bryce look to take to the basketball court and try to perhaps, make it to the NBA or any other professional league.
LeBron James wants his kids to feel a bit of adversity while growing up.
LeBron James recently took to the Smartless podcast which is hosted by Sean Hayes, Jason Bateman, and Will Arnett, to talk about having to raise children who, more or less, may not value money as much as others do.
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— “SmartLess” (@SmartLess) July 12, 2021
“I grew up in Akron, Ohio, in the inner city, the hood, the projects. There’s absolutely nothing I can do to give them the same moment or aspirations, or drive that I had. One thing I could do is instill the morals and what we do in this house, and how we represent ourselves when we leave the house.”
“You give them the blueprint. I hope they have some adversity. They need some hardships. The best teacher on life is experience.”
What LeBron is saying here does make sense, especially when he claimed that his children do not have the same drive to ‘make it’. LeBron James had the will and determination to get his mother and himself out of the projects and into the streets of Beverly Hills.
James’s children cannot possibly be in a position to replicate the predicament their father was in during the time that he was working to make it to the league. This monologue from LeBron goes to show that he understands what a father in his position needs to do to have his kids succeed in the world.