Bronny James Rumors
James has mentioned often the possibility of playing an NBA game on the same court with his son, Bronny, who is a junior in high school and ranked No. 49 on ESPN’s list of top players in the class of 2023. “If he stays on the path that he’s on, he has a great chance of being a pro and playing at a high level,” James told reporters after watching his son play a high school game at Staples Center earlier this month. The earliest James and his son could do that is the 2024-25 season, which would be James’ 22nd in the league as he turns 40 that season. “Obviously with health and a little bit of luck, that’ll be the ultimate thing for me to be on the same court as my son in this beautiful game,” James said.
The four-time champion could then opt to sign with the team that drafts Bronny to finish out his legendary career. The rules on draft eligibility would need to be changed by the NBA to facilitate that potential move but the pieces appear to be falling into place. LeBron said it is absolutely still a goal to play with Bronny in the NBA. We never talk about it but his dream is to play in the NBA. He hopes to be in the NBA and play at a high level and he has my support, my blueprint. Obviously, with health and a little bit of luck, that would be the ultimate thing for me to be able to be on the same court as my son in this beautiful game but there is a long time between here and there so we just take every day and try to maximize each and every day.
Mike Trudell: Asked about watching his son play in Saturday’s showcase, LeBron said he still thinks about playing w/him one day. He said Bronny’s dream is to play in NBA: “He has my support and my blueprint. With health and a little bit of luck, that would be the ultimate thing.”
LeBron James did not wear a face mask Saturday night while sitting courtside at Staples Center and watching his son Bronny play in a high school basketball tournament. The Los Angeles County COVID-19 rules include a mandate for residents to wear masks in indoor public spaces, regardless of whether they’ve been vaccinated.
Paolo Songco: Bronny’s update on Bryce James should put the basketball world on notice😱 (via @bronny on IG)
Adam Zagoria: Big time high school basketball games in Miami Oct. 9 featuring Amari Bailey, Bronny James, Mikey Williams, Kijani Wright Sponsored by @TheBattleUS pic.twitter.com/TBLZxeAKuA
James sat out the majority of his sophomore season rehabbing a knee injury. He hit the AAU circuit looking better than ever, playing up a division with Strive For Greatness. The 16-year-old shooting guard showed NBA scouts that he has an improved jump shot and is one of the best on-ball defenders in his class. James had six 3-pointers and 21 points in a win over the Nightrydas in the consolation bracket. The very next night, he held his own going up against Bates with his dad, LeBron, coaching on the bench. “Bronny has been a positive surprise,” an NBA scout said. “He’s shown me he’s more than a last name, he can make shots and handle the ball. He’s very even-keeled for someone who’s under the microscope.”