LeBron James' massive talent has made him a constant hot topic in the NBA.
But he's equally fascinating off of the court. James has faced criticism for everything from his political speech and his expressiveness on the court, to his decision to open his own school in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. Regardless, the four-time MVP has been inducted into basketball royalty, often mentioned in the same breath as greats like Michael Jordan and the late Kobe Bryant. As the saying goes: heavy is the head that wears the crown.
Off the court, however, Papa James emerges. LeBron James Jr., Bryce and Zhuri are the fruits of LeBron and wife Savannah’s labor. The James boys, with their popular TikTok profiles, have been introduced to the world via the addictive, musical app, while their little sister has taken to YouTube in the name of all things DIY.
Here are five times the James kids broke the internet:
1. 1. Bryce and James Jr., affectionately known as Bronny, are famous on TikTok.
The GOAT’s oldest two children have made a name for themselves on the video-making app loved by dancers and internet jokesters alike. The duo’s videos are often reposted on YouTube and offer a variety of entertaining content, ranging from random pranks performed on the viewer themselves, to family dancing videos featuring LeBron, according to Entertainment Tonight.
2. 2. Last December, Bronny and the Sierra Canyon Trailblazers owned the St. Vincent-St. Mary Irish, LeBron’s high school team.
LeBron’s enormous success was no overnight feat. The New York Times reports that the professional athlete put the Akron, Ohio, school “on the map,” 20 years ago. Befittingly, LeBron would go on to watch his namesake dominate the courts in his own high school career. While the full-circle moment made headlines, Bronny isn’t the only James boy who inherited his dad’s talent, and fans are keeping a vigilant eye on Bryce's evolving skills.
3. 3. Baby girl Zhuri sang songs from "Frozen" with her dad and went viral.
Posted to his Instagram following the movie’s release, Bron Bron and Zhuri were clearly feeling the vibes as they jammed out in the car to the classic Disney hits. The video came as a breath of fresh air to fans longing to see more of the basketball star’s personal life, according to the Instagram comments.
4. 4. Zhuri launched a YouTube channel this year.
5. 5. Bryce and Bronny inherited their dad’s taste in wine.
ESPN reports that King James has passed along his taste for the finer things in life. Both James boys enjoy the occasional sip of red or white or “Whatever mom and dad are having.” Indeed, King James has effectively built a moat around his empire, with his heirs primed to soar right before our eyes. From TikTok to YouTube, the James children keep the world watching.