Washington - LeBron James is frequently the subject of intense debate, but it's often about whether he is the greatest basketball player of all time.
Recently, though, vehement takes regarding the Los Angeles Lakers star have centered on a much different question: Is he being a good parent?
James made headlines for his behavior at his oldest son's games during an AAU tournament in Las Vegas, where he joined the youth league team's pregame layup line to throw down monstrous dunks and celebrated with exuberance. At one point, James lost a shoe while running on to the court in joy over a dunk by one of his son's teammates.
Some have seen these displays as reflective of admirable support for his son, 14-year-old LeBron "Bronny" James Jr, and the other children on the team. Others have criticised the four-time NBA MVP for what they see as attention-seeking tactics at the expense of his child, and for going overboard in a way that would appear inappropriate for an average parent.