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LeBron James’ son on dad’s latest game-winner: ‘it’s normal’

Being the son of the King affords the kind of lifestyle that a normal person cannot dare dream of. Even heroic game-winners in the playoffs are just another day in the life of NBA royalty.

LeBron James Jr., a dazzling young basketball player in his own right, was relatively nonchalant about his father’s buzzer-beating dagger in the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 105-103 Game 3 victory over the Toronto Raptors in the lopsided Eastern Conference semifinal series.

“It’s normal,” LeBron Jr. opined while shooting baskets after the game on the Quicken Loans Arena court with some friends and brother Bryce, via

Thanks to James’ ice-cold, clutch shot as time ticked off the clock — something already seen this postseason — the Cavaliers managed to eke out a victory in a game that otherwise would have been a monumental meltdown, as Cleveland somehow blew a 14-point 4th quarter lead before James sealed the win.

And with that, all is normal in the Land of LeBron, as the superstar put up 38 points and seven assists as the Cavaliers extended their series lead to 3-0.

LeBron’s son of course has grown up watching his father’s incredible seven consecutive runs to the NBA Finals, and an eighth seems to be a distinct possibility. The Cavaliers now hold a commanding 3-0 series lead against the top-seeded Raptors with a chance to close the series out in Game 4 at Quicken Loans Arena Monday night.

Then, only an Eastern Conference Finals series win against the prohibitive favorite Boston Celtics — currently up 3-0 on the Philadelphia 76ers — stands in the way of another Finals appearance for LeBron Jr.’s dad.