LA’s Newest Basketball Sensation Is Only 8 Years Old

SIMI VALLEY (CBS) — He’s only eight, but you could say this kid is already rather courtly.

Basketball court-ly that is. He’s only eight, but Jaden Miranda of  Simi Valley says he’s already met the love of his life: basketball.

He made his first basket when he was two and his parents say he’s self-taught.

His latest claim to fame? A recent buzzer-beater caught on camera.

Miranda calls the shot “the best day of my life.”

His parents marvel at his love of the game — except not when he dribbles around the house, says his mother.

And she says, “I played a little in high school. But I’m not a basketball player.”

Jaden, however, is a different story.

He recently became the school hero for sinking a basket, an impossible shot really, from half court. “I was just thinking, I should try to do a layup. But I only had four seconds left. So…I just went for it,” he says, matter-of-fact.

His new goal? Playing in the NBA and becoming another Michael Jordan.

No surprise, his parents are firmly in his corner. “I do believe he has a special gift,” says his mom.

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