Don’t mess with the King: LeBron James schools his son’s 14-year-old teammate who dared to challenge the former MVP to a three-point shootout
- LeBron James posted video over the weekend showing him in a three-point shootout with a 14-year-old boy
- Gabe Cupps, 14, is teammates with LeBron’s son, Bronny, on their amateur team the North Coast Blue Chips
- Cupps challenged James to a three-point shootout and matched the King on the first three shots
- But he missed the fourth, while LeBron sank his, then turned to smirk at the teen
LeBron James is used to preparing for the NBA Finals at this time of year, but with his Los Angeles Lakers failing to make the playoffs, the King is defeating opponents wherever he can find them.
James posted a video on his Instagram over the weekend showing him beating a 14-year-old kid who appeared to challenge him to a three-point shooting contest.
Gabe Cupps, who is a teammate of James’s son, LeBron ‘Bronny’ James Jr, challenged the former MVP and three-time world champion to a shootout.
Cupps and ‘Bronny’ play for the North Coast Blue Chips of the Amateur Athletic Union.
Gabe Cupps (left), a 14-year-old amateur basketball player, challenged LeBron James (right) to a three-point shootout over the weekend
Cupps and LeBron each made their first three ties, but on the fourth the King prevailed
He then walks to the sidelines and gives a sly look back toward Cupps
The Blue Chips defeated the West Coast Warriors at the Los Angeles Classic Tournament on Saturday 53-26, according to Bleacher Report.
During an informal shooting session, however, James said that Cupps ‘called him out.’
‘I got called out by my guy and in my opinion the best shooter (he can do more too) for the Class of 2023 @gcupps23 today,’ James wrote on his Instagram account.
‘Told him about a certain switch I can hit when needed and he didn’t believe me.
The duel was in good fun as Cupps and James are known to be good friends
Cupps (right) is teammates with LeBron’s son, ‘Bronny’. They play for the North Coast Blue Chips
‘Well he found out the hard way!’
James added: ‘Still my guy Cupps nevertheless.’
In the video, James and Cupps each make their first three three-point shots.
But on the fourth try, Cupps misses. James, however, sinks his. He then walks to the sidelines and gives a look toward Cupps as if to mock him for ever thinking he could challenge the King.