When Bronny James’ team won a national championship last month with his father, LeBron, coaching court-side, we could only imagine how much of an asset to the NBA star must be.
But now, we don’t have to imagine.
Footage of James imparting life advice on the North Coast Blue Chips before a summer game has emerged, and it confirmed our hunch – his wisdom regarding the importance of role players on the court is something all teams need to hear.
“If you don’t want a role, play tennis or play golf.”
LeBron speaking facts to his son's team 💯
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) August 2, 2018
“We got Hall of Famers and some of the best players to ever play the game came off the bench – or didn’t play. That don’t mean you ain’t good,” James says. “There’s guys in the NBA that don’t play. Does that mean they not good? They got to the NBA because they were sorry? They’re just playing a role.”
James went on to tell the athletes to play an individual sport if they don’t like the role they have to take on the team.
“If you don’t want a role, play tennis or play golf,” he said. Because then you can do what the f— you want to do, and then you’ve got nobody else to blame because it’s only an individual sport. If that’s what you want to do, play tennis or play golf. But if you want to play a team sport, there’s going to be things you’ve got to give up to get what you want.”
James is still years away from retirement, but when he finally call it quits, there might be some motivational speaking in his future.
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