With all eyes on Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn Nets, LeBron James has his attention set on the development of his son, Bronny, who just finished his junior year of High School.
On Twitter this week, James showed some love and support for his son for one clip of a poster dunk that went viral.
Bronny is showing flashes of his potential. While he may lack the size and strength of his dad, Bronny has the ball-handling and shooting ability to make him a real star in the NBA.
But there is some disagreement about how good Bronny is and where he will land on draft day. Some NBA executives don't think he'd be one-and-done if he wasn't related to one of the best players the game has ever seen.
There is one aspect of the recent LeBron James/Lakers saga in zero dispute: He continues to openly dream of playing alongside son Bronny in the NBA…
He won’t be eligible for the NBA until the 2024 draft and, based on my own checking with various teams, Bronny wouldn’t be a draft candidate that quickly — based on where he is as a player today — without the nudge he’s getting from Dad, who will turn 40 during the 2024-25 season. As one Eastern Conference personnel voice tried to gently put it: “I don’t think he’d be a one-and-done player if he wasn’t LeBron’s son.”
Everybody knows by now that LeBron's master plan involves sharing an NBA court with his son. It has never been done before, and there are still years to go before such a scenario becomes reality for the James family.
But if Bronny keeps performing all these highlights, it seems only a matter of time before he wears an NBA jersey. At the very least, it's enough to make LeBron proud, and that's got to count for something.