LeBron James and son
Miami Heat forward LeBron James (C) stands with his sons, Bryce (L) and LeBron Jr. after he was named the NBA Most Valuable Player at a ceremony in Miami May 5, 2013. It was the fourth time in five years that the 28-year-old James had won the game's most prestigious individual award, elevating him among the sport's greatest players. REUTERS/Joe Skipper

The greatest basketball player on the planet is no stranger to being hounded by scouts and media throughout his life. As a teenager growing up in Akron, Ohio, LeBron James was recruited by every college in the country before making the decision to go to the NBA straight out of St. Vincent St. Mary’s High School, something that currently is not allowed by the NBA any longer as the minimum age to play in the league is now 19.

But now there’s a new sensation popping up on College Scouts’ radars and he just so happens to also have the name “James” embroidered across his back. 10-year old LeBron James Jr. has caught the eye of at least a dozen college recruits said his famous father on CBS Detroit radio station earlier this week. James told the radio station that his son has already received scholarship offers from big name schools, but refused to name them.

“It’s pretty crazy,” the Cleveland Cavaliers forward said on the radio. “It should be a violation. You shouldn’t be recruiting 10-year old kids.”

As ludicrous as it sounds for college campuses to be recruiting a 5th grader, the “King” himself is partly to blame. James posted a video on YouTube of his son balling up other elementary school kids in a Houston tournament over the Christmas holiday. Some may argue that if you don’t want your son to be recruited, don’t show videos of how good he is at such a young age. Although, James is clearly not the first proud Papa to use social media as a way of showing off his son’s achievements.

For now, James’ has no plans for his son to sign any acceptance letters as of now. He’s intent on letting his namesake enjoy his childhood and playing the game of basketball. In the next few years however, as LeBron Jr. reaches high school, we would not be surprised to hear that his son is leaning towards attending Ohio State University, a school that heavily recruited his father out of High School, and a program that LeBron senior loves dearly as evident by his presence on the Buckeyes sideline during the College Football Playoff National Championship game.

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