This the moment proud dad Lebron James had to be held back on the sidelines of his son Bronny’s high school basketball game before he went home with the MVP trophy.
The legendary player is seen jumping up and down yelling tips and encouragement from his court-side seat as California’s Sierra Canyon Trailblazers took a first-half lead against his alma mater, the St. Vincent-St. Mary Irish on Saturday.
The 15-year-old’s 15 points, 7-of-10 from the field finish plus a clutch bucket by the end of the 59-56 game won him most valuable player in front of 13,000 people at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.
With a timeout, James walked halfway on to the court, calling, ‘Let’s go! Let’s go!’ and moments before the game ended Bronny stole an inbounds pass and led them to victory in the NBA legend’s home city of Akron.
The 15-year-old was recognized for being the most valuable player of the game for the California team after he stole an inbounds pass and gave them a victory of 59-56
‘Last night was such a surreal feeling for me!,’ LeBron, 34, began in a Sunday morning Instagram post showing images from the game.
LeBron took a private plane from Miami to watch his son play high school ball live for the first time, but the game was about more than family by blood.
James and Dwyane Wade decided months ago that they would have their sons pair up at Sierra Canyon – just as they did in Miami from 2010 through 2014, winning two championships together with the Miami Heat.
Now their kids are chasing a title, although Wade’s son Zaire was injured and did not play Saturday.
The NBA star said his son is still being coached by his mentor, ‘father figure, guy who coached and helped guide me throughout my childhood both on and off the floor Coach Dru Joyce II’.
He attended the game with his wife, daughter, mother, sister-in-law, father-in-law, cousins, plus other family and friends.