Bronny James has proven to be one of the best high school basketball players in the country recently. There is no doubt that he has the potential and deserves a shot at the NBA, the ultimate dream for any young player. LeBron James has been training a monster of a player in Bronny, who is already 6 feet 3 in at just 18 years old. To put that into perspective, King James is 6 feet 9 in at 38. It speaks at length about how great Bronny’s growth has been.
LeBron James Jr. has also proven that he can dunk like his dad too, as we often see from his posters. Recently, there have been plenty of questions raised by the NBA community about where Bronny’s college future lies.
Bronny James is projected to join the NBA while LeBron James could still be playing
LeBron recently became the NBA’s leading top scorer and isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. He has mentioned that the aim will still be to help the Lakers make the playoffs this season and guide them to glory once again. With that said, his current runs out in two years.
Bronny James a Top-10 pick in 2024? 👀 @DraftExpress breaks down his big jump and the rest of the draft class on @ESPNPlus ➡️ https://t.co/DQkNUxlawk pic.twitter.com/QG6zEIclAB
— ESPN (@espn) February 22, 2023
ESPN projected recently that Bronny could be a top-10 pick next year and that the Orlando Magic could draft him at the 2024 NBA Draft. It has been recognized that he is the “best perimeter defender” in his high school. Bronny has also improved his shots and vision, explaining his spot in the top 10. Although fans will be excited to hear this, it is interesting that LeBron has spoken about Magic before.
Sorry, Orlando… it’s nothing personal 👑🤣 #TheShopHBO pic.twitter.com/b2FYpI12kP
— UNINTERRUPTED (@uninterrupted) May 29, 2021
In the past, he said, “You got to understand, any time I hear Orlando right now, I get PTSD. I was in the bubble for 95 (days). They have no chance. I’m not going. I’m just retiring. It’s over. LeBron has been traded to Orlando. LeBron lives in Malibu. He’s not going.” For context, LeBron was stuck at home in the Orlando bubble during the 2019-20 NBA season, when the Lakers won the title as well.
It looks like a move to Orlando reminds James of one of the worst bad times he faced in his life. With that said, it would be interesting to see if the projection comes true next year. Whatever the case, LeBron’s lifelong dream of playing in the NBA alongside his sons will be crushed.