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NBA Executive Drops Truth Bomb About Bronny James: "I Don’t Think He’d Be A One-And-Done Player If He Wasn’t LeBron’s Son.”

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Over All-Star weekend, LeBron James made headlines when he spoke about his future in the NBA.

He expressed a desire to play with his son, Bronny, suggesting that whichever team ends of drafting the young stud would also be able to sign LeBron for close to nothing.

It was hailed as a genius move by James, who helped raise the likelihood that his son would get picked up when he becomes eligible.

According to some within the league, there's a chance Bronny would not even be drafted at all in 2024 if he had a different last name.

(via Marc Stein)

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.”

Bronny, a junior at Sierra Canyon High School, is a 6'4" point guard with great ball handling and shooting mechanics that has shown flashes of greatness. Last week, for example, he impressed audiences with an impressive performance in the playoffs.

He made some eye-popping plays on both ends of the floor, giving some good passes, making smart plays, setting his teammates up for scores. He also made his own plays, attacking the rim, finishing with a layup, while also making 3-pointers to seal the deal for Sierra Canyon.

It was a great game for Bronny, and fans had a lot to say about it. Many people praised the teenager for his improvements while predicting he will be a lot better when he makes it to the pros. 

So far, he has yet to impress the same way his dad did when he was playing for St. Vincent-St. Mary in Akron.

But at just 17 years old, it's far too early to make any solid judgment on James Jr. or his future as a basketball player. If he keeps working, growing, and showcasing his skills, there's a good chance he'll prove all the doubters and haters wrong.