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CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 1: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers calls out during a scrimmage at The Quicken Loans Arena on October 1, 2014 in Independence, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 1: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers high fives his teammates as he takes the court prior to a scrimmage at The Quicken Loans Arena on October 1, 2014 in Independence, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 1: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers dunks the ball during a scrimmage at The Quicken Loans Arena on October 1, 2014 in Independence, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)
INDEPENDENCE, OH - SEPTEMBER 26: Kevin Love #0, Kyrie Irving #2 and LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers poses for a photo during media day on September 26, 2014 at the Cleveland Clinic Courts in Independence, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Gregory Shamus/NBAE via Getty Images)
INDEPENDENCE, OH - SEPTEMBER 26: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers answers questions during media day at Cleveland Clinic Courts on September 26, 2014 in Independence, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
AKRON, OH - SEPTEMBER 25: LeBron James joined Sprite to reveal two refurbished outdoor basketball courts with painted artwork by Futura at Patterson Park on September 25, 2014 in Akron, Ohio. (Photo by Duane Prokop/Getty Images for Sprite)
AKRON, OH - SEPTEMBER 25: LeBron James joined Sprite to reveal two refurbished outdoor basketball courts with painted artwork by Futura at Patterson Park on September 25, 2014 in Akron, Ohio. (Photo by Duane Prokop/Getty Images for Sprite)
INDEPENDENCE, OH - SEPTEMBER 26: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers poses for a photo during media day on September 26, 2014 at the Cleveland Clinic Courts in Independence, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Gregory Shamus/NBAE via Getty Images)
COLUMBUS, OH - SEPTEMBER 6: NBA player LeBron James enjoys a laugh with friends on the sideline at Ohio Stadium during the game between the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Virginia Tech Hokies on September 6, 2014 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
SAN ANTONIO, TX - JUNE 15: Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs hugs LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat at the end of Game Five of the 2014 NBA Finals at the AT&T Center on June 15, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
SAN ANTONIO, TX - JUNE 15: LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat and Tim Duncan #21 of the San Antonio Spurs embrace after the San Antonio Spurs victory in Game Five and winning the 2014 NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs at AT&T Center on June 15, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade covers his face as teammate LeBron James watches the San Antonio Spurs beat the Heat, 104-87, in Game 5 of the NBA Finals at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas, on Sunday, June 15, 2014. (Michael Laughlin/Sun Sentinel/MCT via Getty Images)
SAN ANTONIO, TX - JUNE 15: Tim Duncan #21 of the San Antonio Spurs and LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat match up during Game Five of the 2014 NBA Finals at the AT&T Center on June 15, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Chris Covatta/Getty Images)
SAN ANTONIO, TX - JUNE 15: LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat drives to the basket against Kawhi Leonard #2 of the San Antonio Spurs during Game Five of the 2014 NBA Finals at the AT&T Center on June 15, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
The Miami Heat's LeBron James during practice at the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami on Thursday, May 29, 2014, in preparation for Game 6 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals against the Indiana Pacers on Friday. The Heat have a 3-2 series lead. (David Santiago/El Nuevo Herald/MCT via Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS - MAY 28: LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat addresses the media at the post game press conference after the game against the Indiana Pacers in Game Five of the East Conference Finals at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on May 28, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and condition of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: 2014 NBAE (Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - May 26: LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat looks on before Game Four of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs against the Indiana Pacers at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida on May 26, 2014. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ron Elkman/Sports Imagery/ Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - May 26: LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat looks on before Game Four of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs against the Indiana Pacers at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida on May 26, 2014. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ron Elkman/Sports Imagery/ Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MAY 28: LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat addresses the media after Game Five of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Indiana Pacers during the 2014 NBA Playoffs on May 28, 2014 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)
The Miami Heat's LeBron James during practice at the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami on Thursday, May 29, 2014, in preparation for Game 6 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals against the Indiana Pacers on Friday. The Heat have a 3-2 series lead. (David Santiago/El Nuevo Herald/MCT via Getty Images)
The Miami Heat's LeBron James during practice at the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami on Thursday, May 29, 2014, in preparation for Game 6 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals against the Indiana Pacers on Friday. The Heat have a 3-2 series lead. (David Santiago/El Nuevo Herald/MCT via Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MAY 28: Lance Stephenson #1 of the Indiana Pacers chases the ball against LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs on May 28, 2014 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - May 26: LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat looks on during the game against the Indiana Pacers during Game Four of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2014 NBA playoffs at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida on May 26, 2014. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory copyright notice: Copyright NBAE 2014 (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)
LeBron James of the Miami Heat encourages his team during the first quarter in Game 5 of the NBA Finals at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas, on Sunday, June 15, 2014. (Joe Cavaretta/Sun Sentinel/MCT via Getty Images)
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By JOSH HILL
FanSided

LeBron James returned to Cleveland this summer, and already his son is being recruited in house by the state's most popular university.

The Cleveland Cavaliers haven't even played an official game with LeBron James yet, and already the sports world is preparing for his offspring to take his place at the NBA throne.

LeBron James Jr. is a 9-year old kid, but he's already getting recruiting attention.

According to Buckeyes beat writer Eric Seger, the Buckeyes have come out and said they're already thinking about recruiting LeBron James Jr. - and they're serious. We've seen this in college sports before and it usually doesn't work out. But LeBron James Jr. is going to be a name that everyone pays attention to in the coming years as he's the son of the most famous basketball player on the planet.

As we've seen with children of famous athletes, the bloodline doesn't always mean duplicate success. Walter Payton Jr. has a decent career at Miami but never started an NFL game despite being the son of a legend. In that same vein though, the offspring of Barry Sanders, John Stockton are all highly touted and looking a career in the pros - so who knows what LeBron Jr. will become.

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