MADD points out dangers of underage drinking after LeBron James says his sons drink wine

A day after LeBron James said his 11-year-old and 14-year-old sons drink wine, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) responded by calling attention to the dangers of underage drinking.

“We still have a long way to go to educate parents about the dangers of underage drinking,” MADD stated Wednesday on its Twitter feed. “Early age drinking is assoc w/dev of alcohol use disorder later in life+alcohol can alter brain dev that continues well into the 20s. So many reasons to support 21 drinking age!”

MADD’s tweet was linked to USA TODAY Sports’ report about James’ remarks.

James, preparing for his first season with the Los Angeles Lakers, made the remark Tuesday after the team’s practice in El Segundo, Calif.

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