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Magic Johnson Says Bronny James Could End Up Being Better Than LeBron James

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LeBron James is one of the greatest players in NBA history after all the good things he’s done with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat and now with the Los Angeles Lakers. Bron has created a big legend in the association, but someone could dethrone him as the King in a couple of years.

That’s none other than his son, LeBron James Jr., who is getting a lot of compliments in recent times. The number of people who consider Bronny could be better than his father increases by the day and Lakers legend Magic Johnson is the latest name to make a similar statement.

In fact, Johnson believes that Bronny could end up being even better than his father.

Magic spoke with TMZ Sports, suggesting that Bronny has a big chance to surpass his father, but remarking those are big shoes to fill.

“I think so,” Johnson said. “You hope so, anyway. Normally what happens is sometimes with all that skill and talent that LeBron has, it passes to his son.”

“I think that he has a chance to be unbelievable and either just as good as his dad or a little better. But, that’s big shoes to fill though. LeBron is playing awesome right now. MVP of league right now.”

Bronny has been getting more and more attention. Right now he’s a freshman at Sierra Canyon High School in L.A., projected to be one of the top collegiate prospects in his recruiting class. Evan Daniels of 247 Sports, said this back in May (via Andrew Joseph of USA TODAY Sports) when Bronny faced a tough matchup against fellow star prep talent Emoni Bates:

James showed impressive feel for the game and incredible poise for his age. He wasn’t affected by the circus-like environment around him. James has a smooth shooting stroke from three, competed on both ends and played with energy. He finished with 11 points and his team left with a double digit victory.

The teenager is regarded as a more advanced shooter than LeBron was at that age, so that could play in his favor. Nevertheless, his father is one of the five best players in the history of the game, so trying to surpass him will be a hard job to carry out.