LeBron James Reacts To Son Bronny Getting Drafted By LA Lakers: ‘LEGACY’

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LeBron James Reacts To Son Bronny Getting Drafted By LA Lakers: ‘LEGACY’

Update #2 (June 28, 2024): LeBron James is a proud dad! His oldest son, Bronny James is officially going pro.

The former USC basketball player was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers in the second round last night (Thursday, June 27).

He was the 55th pick overall, and will now be suiting up to play with his father and fellow Laker LeBron James. The father-son duo is the first in NBA history to ever play for the same team.

Reacting to the news, LeBron James shared a series of photos of Bronny James showing off his basketball skills, kicking off the carousel with a throwback image of the father and son sitting on the sidelines while LeBron wore his Cleveland Cavaliers jersey.

In the caption, LeBron simply wrote,

“LEGACY!!!!!! ????”


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Bronny’s younger brother Bryce James also shared footage of Bronny’s emotional reaction to the moment he was name was called.


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Update #1 (June 27, 2024): Bronny James might not be going pro just yet.

Night 1 of the 2024 NBA Draft was held last night (Wednesday, June 26), and Bronny James’ name was not called to join the league. At least not as a Round 1 pick. Still, it’s very possible he’ll be selected tonight (Thursday, June 27) during the second round.

Meanwhile, his name trended on X (formerly Twitter) as fans reacted to him not being selected. See what a few had to say below.

Original Story (April 5, 2024): Bronny James is ready to go pro!

The 19-year-old USC freshman and oldest child of NBA great LeBron James announced on Friday (April 5) that he is officially entering the NBA draft. He shared a graphic of him in his USC jersey and wrote,

“I’ve had a year with some ups and downs but all added to growth for me as a man, student and athlete. I’ve made the decision to enter the NBA Draft while maintaining my college eligibility, and will also be entering the NCAA transfer portal.”

He continued,

“Thank you to USC for an amazing Freshman year, and as always thankful for my family, friends, doctors, athletic trainers and fans for their support.”

He captioned the post,

“Thank you USC??”


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The message comes months after Bronny James suffered cardiac arrest during a USC practice in July. He was in the ICU for a short time before his road to recovery began. He was cleared to return to the court four months later.

A statement from the family’s spokesperson released in November read,

“The James family would like to express their gratitude to the incredible medical team, the entire USC community, and especially the countless friends, family, and fans for their love and support. Fight On!”

According to ESPNBronny James averaged 4.8 points in 19 minutes a game during his first year with USC. He also averaged 2.8 rebounds and 2.1 assists.

Do you think Bronny James is ready for the NBA? Comment and let us know.

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