LeBron James is one of the greatest players in NBA history. Given his status in the game his opinion on any player carries significant weight.
While James has the stats to back up his brilliance on the court, the influence of his word cannot be underestimated either.
James‘ Los Angeles Lakers are undergoing a period of upheaval. They are hamstrung by the hefty contracts that they have handed out to to the likes of Russell Westbrook and Anthony Davis and, given the situation, they have to make do with young players who can reinforce their squad.
This is where Scotty Pippen Jr. comes into the discussion. The youngster was a standout in the Summer League and James has piled praise onto him as a result.
LeBron, who is not known for handing out praise for nothing, took to social media to single out the junior Pippen.
“The kid has a bright future” James wrote in a post that has since been shared by the Lakers.
While Pippen Jr. is unlikely to set the league alight just yet, he could be a good prospect for the Lakers in a year’s time.
With James‘ guidance, the future certainly looks bright for the young Pippen.