LeBron James may be the most famous athlete on the planet.

James is also one of the most controversial.

And now LeBron James just got hit with this devastating news that he never wanted to hear.

LeBron James’ son Bronny James, Jr. is one of the top high school basketball prospects in the entire nation.

Recruiting services rank James, Jr. as the number 19 player in the class of 2023, and when James, Jr. finishes high school many believe he will jump straight to the NBA like his father.

But James, Jr.’s basketball career took a slight detour when he suffered a meniscus injury that will cost James, Jr. his sophomore season.

Due to coronavirus lockdown restrictions, Sierra Canyon had not played any official basketball games this year and does not have any scheduled for the spring.

But – to show the absurdity of the lockdown rules – they were allowed to compete as a club and may travel for out of state games as circumstances change.

The Los Angeles Daily News reports that, “Sierra Canyon has competed as a club team called CBC (California Basketball Club) this year, and plans to compete March 5 in Utah against Seattle Rotary. There are also rumblings that CBC will play other out-of-state games in March.”

The sons of famous athletes usually have a tough go of it as it’s normally impossible to live up to the legend of their fathers.

Michael Jordan’s son Jeffrey started five games over the span of five seasons at the University of Illinois and Central Florida, averaging just 1.6 points per game.

Bronny James, Jr. – while not as highly sought after as his father coming out of high school – is a legitimate NBA prospect who many believe does not need to go to college to hone his game for the pros.

Due to modern medical science knee injuries aren’t the career altering or threatening injury that they once were and this one should not represent a roadblock to Bronny James, Jr.’s basketball career.

Sports with Balls will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.