For some athletes, Father’s Day falls on their off-season break, allowing them to spend quality time with their children. You get to witness a side of these competitors not usually seen. They share heart-warming videos and pictures of themselves and their children, doing things that all dads normally do.

NBA star LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers celebrated fatherhood with his children Sunday. He spent the weekend partying with  son Bryce who turned 10. James posted a video to Instagram that showed them playing basketball, football and lobbing water balloons. In a caption under the video, James described how grateful he was to celebrate with his son and his friends.



“Being able to do things like this for my kids that I always wish I had as a kid is why I work so extremely hard!! Seeing my youngest son Bryce at his 10th bday party yesterday with all his friends smiling, having a great time brings joy to my heart! You're 1 of a kind kid, and I'm extremely proud to be your Father!”

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James wasn’t the only NBA star celebrating Father’s Day. Chicago Bulls star Dwyane Wade talked to USA Today about how he taught his children valuable life lessons. He referred to his style of parenting as the three R’s. Wade has three sons, Zaire, 15, Zion, 10, and Xavier, 3.

“The one thing I tried to do when I got custody of my kids, out of everything, I tried to teach them about responsibility, respect, and routine. The three R’s in my household is very important. If they understand their responsibilities, respect people and have routine — with my kids, I give them a list of everything they need to do from one to 16. Wake up in the morning, go to the bathroom, brush. Follow this list. Be responsible to this list. Respect this list. If you teach them in the household what to do, they won’t have a problem when they leave it. But if they don’t learn responsibility at the house, when you get outside those doors, it’s a wrap.”

Wade oldest son just might follow in his footsteps. He works closely with his son, who also has a love for the game of basketball. Wade explained he is cautious about what he teaches his children regarding the sport.

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“I’ve stayed away from teaching them too much of the game because it’s taken differently from me as a lot of fathers will tell you,” Wade said. "My son, he’s talented. But other things, I don’t know. I don’t know how tough he is, I don’t know how athletic he will become. I don’t know how tall he’ll be. I just know the kid was blessed with being talented. And we’ll see over the next few years.”

The Players’ Tribune also celebrated Father’s Day with a video that showcased tender, loving moments with professional athletes and their children. The NBA’s Luis Scola and Allan Houston, NHL’s Patrik Eliáš and Kyle Clifford and IndyCar’s Ryan Hunter-Reay and their kids all made appearances in the video.