The day when LeBron James and his son Junior play together in the NBA seems to be drawing closer. Bronny is now 17 and reports claim he has offers from elite programmes such as Duke, Kansas University, Kentucky, North Carolina, and UCLA.
Bronny gets more offers than the No.1 prospect at his position, point guard, yet he is only ranked 13th in the 2023 ESPN Top Point Guards list.
Being the son of who many consider the GOAT certainly has its perks. There’s the marketing side— fans would want to watch how Bronny fares in college games, which means more national TV coverage and sponsorships in the future. Also, dad is one of the most trusted brand ambassadors and the sponsors of LeBron, 36, would likely offer Bronny or his team deals too.
Aside from the marketing aspect, giving Bronny scholarships is one step to making LeBron’s ultimate dream of them playing together in the NBA. It would be a fitting finale.
Bronny’s progress depends on his desire to improve. Barring serious injuries, he clearly has the skills to reach the NBA.
Bronny has court smarts like dad. He is a willing passer, but there is more promise to his upside if he grows taller, which is likely. Right now, James Jr. is 6-ft 3-ins and weighs 180 pounds. If he gets to the 6f-t 6-ins level, he would be more suited to the point guard position. LeBron is 6-ft 8-in.