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LeBron speaks to standout Memphis youth basketball team

Published: Jul. 30, 2018 at 11:29 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 1, 2018 at 3:50 PM CDT
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LAS VEGAS, NV (WMC) - The Memphis Dream Chasers basketball team made the finals in Las Vegas over the weekend on the youth circuit.

According to the Dream Chasers' coaching staff, the team played among 124 teams in the USBA tournament.

University of Memphis head basketball coach Penny Hardaway and CGI Entertainment CEO Curtis Givens were in Vegas alongside NBA legend LeBron James.

James' son Bronny was a stand out player for North Coast Blue Chips, who took home the USBA national championship title.

Givens took to his social media congratulating the Dream Chasers as one of the top five youth teams in the country, playing in ten major tournaments this year.

"We came short in the championship game in Vegas but we are still proud of our boys," said Givens. "Our players play the toughest competition across the country...great season! We have some of the best parents in the world. The coaching staff is unbelievable."

During the tournament, James shared advice with the Dream Chasers.

"Like people look up to me, it's people in your hometown looking up to y'all," said James. "Y'all have to set the example too. It's a pecking order, it's from us all the way up to y'all and to the younger generation as well."

Celebrity guests at the tournament included Memphis hip-hip mogul Yo Gotti and Quavo of the Migos.

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