LeBron James told ESPN.com on Friday that he does not let his sons, LeBron Jr. and Bryce Maximus, play football.
When asked whether the reason for his decision was the health dangers related to football, James replied, “Yes.”
“Only basketball, baseball and soccer are allowed in my house,” James said hours before leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a victory over the Denver Nuggets.
In addition to being one of the most highly touted high school basketball players of all time, James was an all-state wide receiver at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in Akron, Ohio. He stopped playing football after his junior season because of a broken wrist suffered in the offseason.
James, who in the past has called football his first love, remains a huge NFL and college football fan.
James said 7-year-old Bryce Maximus plays soccer, among other sports, while LeBron Jr., 10, is beginning to focus on basketball.