LeBron James Doesn’t Let His Sons Play Football For Health Reasons

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NBA: New Orleans Pelicans at Cleveland CavaliersLeBron James’ house is a football-free zone for his children.

The Cleveland Cavaliers superstar, who was also a standout all-state wide receiver as a sophomore and junior at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in Akron, Ohio, recently told ESPN’s Chris Broussard that he does not allow his two sons to play football.

“Only basketball, baseball and soccer are allowed in my house,” James told Broussard before Friday’s game against the Denver Nuggets.

According to Broussard, LeBron’s reasoning is based on the health risks associated with the sport.

But while LeBron’s kids won’t be tearing it up on the gridiron like he did back in the day, they’re keeping themselves plenty occupied with other sports. LeBron told Broussard that Bryce Maximus, 7, is into soccer, while 10-year-old LeBron Jr. is beginning to focus on basketball.

Photo via  Ken Blaze/USA TODAY Sports Images

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