Without question, Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James has established himself as the greatest player in today’s NBA. However, his eldest son, LeBron Jr., also known as “Bronny,” is beginning to make waves on the court as well. Step-back jumpers, cross-over dribbles, and excellent court vision are just a few of the skills he already possesses.
James Jr., now 13 years of age, still has a few years ahead of him with regards to making an NBA roster, sure. Obviously, he’ll need to have one year of college hoops under his belt, per league rule. But if Jr. does make it to the pros, dad says he would love to face his son on the hardwood.
“I don’t know if I could play washed, but I damn sure would love to stick around if my oldest son can have an opportunity to play against me. That’d be — that’d be the icing on the cake right there.”
While it’s true that James, now entering his 15th season, would like to play against his son in an NBA setting, the King has previously stated that he doesn’t want to rush the process.
“My son is going to be a kid as long as he can be. That’s all he needs to worry about. He loves to play the game of basketball, he loves to play video games, he loves to do his homework. That’s all that matters. Everything else doesn’t matter. He loves his brother, his sister, his dad, his mom, his grandmom. Let him be a kid.”
Over the summer, Bronny led his AAU level basketball team, the North Coast Blue Chips, to the national championship at the 2017 Dru Joyce Shooting Stars Classic where he recorded several flashy highlights.
Whether or not James the elder will meet James the younger in an NBA game remains to be seen. The simple fact of it is: it’s uncharted territory. There has never been a father-son duo playing in the NBA at the same time. Will these two be the first? Only time will tell.