LeBron James wasn’t happy about a report that was fake news personified.
The report, which alleged a relationship of sorts between Larsa Pippen and LeBron James, Jr. (who is just 16 years old), went viral over the weekend, to the point the James family felt the need to respond. Not surprisingly, both Savannah James and LeBron, Sr., denied the report, with Bronny chiming in later via Instagram.
Out of respect for the James family we won’t be linking to the original report. Pippen also denied those allegations.
— Tamantha 👸🏾 (@Tamantha_5) December 27, 2020
I’ve been separated going thru a divorce for over 2 years and I’ve been linked to a few guys my entire life so don’t sit here and paint a picture of me that isn’t true
— Larsa Pippen (@larsapippen) December 27, 2020
What’s amounted to petty gossip thanks to some irresponsible sourcing could harm the reputation of both Pippen and James, Jr. Larsa and her ex-husband, Scottie, have been separated for some time now.
Bronny James learning the hard way that life in the spotlight isn’t always glamorous
At just 16, Bronny surely doesn’t deserve this kind of attention as he finishes up his career at Sierra Canyon. What lies next for the young baller is unknown, as Bronny has professional aspirations and could even end up in the Association at the same time as his esteemed father, should the two opt to go that route.
These expectations and insinuations are welcome, as LeBron has been questioned multiple times about the possibility of playing on the same team as his son. As the offspring of an all-time great, these mountainous expectations on the court are unavoidable for Bronny.
Yet, the off-court drama is unavoidable. Despite LeBron’s ability to avoid the same pitfalls as some of his fellow competitors, Bronny is coming up in an era which thrives on social media availability, and as he’s now found out the hard way, a simple message to a friend’s mother can be turned against him.