Skip to main content

LeBron James Shouts Out Youngster Who May Be The NBA's Next Stephen Curry

BeFunky Collage

It's not often that you see LeBron James offer his praise to the next generation of basketball talent, but when he does, you can be sure that player has something special inside them, and that may be the case with the Oklahoma Sooner's guard Trae Young.

Young, who is currently averaging a whopping 28.7 points and 10.4 assists per game for the Sooners this year, attended a Nike basketball summit to show off his skillset and train with some of the best in the business, and none other than King James was in attendance, who took a liking to the youngster.

Like I said before, it's not often James shouts out another player, and if I remember correctly, the last player LeBron did this for was Ben Simmons, and we're all witnessing how that's turning out, aren't we?

Young, like any teenager on social media, got word of the tweet, and responded, letting James and the rest of the world know his journey was just beginning.

James made sure the message was understood.

There's a good reason LeBron reserves his praise only for some of the best young talents in basketball, as Trae Young has been decimating the Big 12 conference this year for Oklahoma. Young has already been compared to two-time MVP Steph Curry by draft expert Jay Bilas, and even Russell Westbrook has let the world know about Young's abilities.

Trae has led the Sooners to a 10-1 record so far this college basketball season, and it's seeming extremely likely that Oklahoma will be playing in the big dance come March if Young can keep up this sort of play for the next few months. LeBron certainly believes in him.