LeBron James won’t let his oldest son have a cellphone

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10-year-old LeBron Jr. already receiving college recruiting letters
Tuesday August 2nd, 2016

Even LeBron James’s kids don’t get everything they want. 

At one point in his exclusive interview with SI’s Lee Jenkins, LeBron said that he won’t let his oldest son, 11-year-old LeBron Jr., have a cellphone.

​“He’s lucky,” LeBron explained. “He gets to grow up slower than I did.”

That’s a good enough explanation as any, but maybe there’s another reason. Perhaps LeBron wants to make sure Bronny can’t get bombarded with calls from college coaches. He already has offers from Duke and Kentucky.

For more on LeBron's life now—after bringing a title home to Cleveland—and his new motivation, be sure to read SI's full cover story

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