BOSTON (CBS) — LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers were in Boston to take on the Celtics on Monday night. But before he did his thing at TD Garden, LeBron was in Springfield to watch his son play some ball.
LeBron James Jr. — also known as “Bronny” — and Sierra Canyon played in the Hoophall Classic at Springfield College on Monday afternoon, and LeBron wasn’t going to pass up the chance to see his son play. The tournament features some of the biggest names in High School basketball throughout the country, and has been sold out for weeks.
James, of course, didn’t have any issues getting a ticket. He had his own private area to soak in the game, a 70-62 loss by Sierra Canyon. Here is he on the floor before the game, with some sort of fancy satchel.
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Maybe LeBron brought some orange slices for Bronny in that men’s carryall.
James apparently won’t have any issues getting back to Boston for Monday night’s 7:30 p.m. tip, either. According to Jared Weiss of The Athletic, James will take a helicopter back to Boston. Even with Monday being a holiday, that’s probably the safest way to avoid any potential traffic on the Mass Pike.
The Lakers have won 10 of their last 11 games heading into Monday night’s game, even with Anthony Davis missing the last five games with a back injury. L.A. is 18-3 on the road this season.
Boston, meanwhile, will look to avoid its first four-game losing streak of the season. The Celtics have lost six of their last eight games, including three of their last five in Boston.