This is the big question that will surround the next NBA Draft: will a team – other than the Lakers – select Bronny James just with the aim of attracting his father LeBron James? Possible. But the King, who has long declared that he wanted to play with his son, seems to have changed his mind.

“During my last season, I will play with my son. No matter where Bronny is, I’ll be there too.”

This is what LeBron James said in 2022, officially launching speculation around a potential association with an NBA team in the future.

Since then, a lot has happened, and the King no longer seems so definitive about his ultimate wish. In recent weeks, the LeBron camp indicated that the most important thing in the story is that Bronny lands in a good situation where he can develop as a young player. The King would obviously still like to play with his son, without it being a priority. The recent comments of Bronny, who declared that his dream “is to play in the NBA, not to play with your father”, also go in this direction. And now it’s the insider Shams Charania who adds a layer.

“If a team asks (LeBron’s agent) Rich Paul or LeBron, ‘If we draft Bronny, are you coming too?’, the answer right now will be ‘no.’ It’s not something that’s really being considered.”

What are the chances LeBron goes to whatever team Bronny is drafted to??? @ShamsCharania chimes in 🔊@heykayadams

— Up & Adams (@UpAndAdamsShow) May 17, 2024

Is LeBron James really ready to let Bronny stand on his own two feet? Or does the LeBron camp simply want to cool down the 29 other NBA franchises to better attract Bronny James to the Lakers, using their pick 55 in the Draft?

According to certain sources such as Los Angeles Times, the California franchise reportedly interviewed Bronny in Chicago during the NBA Draft Combine in recent days. We also learned that teams like the Utah Jazz want to test son James to potentially select him. In short, all scenarios seem possible, and it is not this latest update from Shams that will calm speculation one month and ten days before the NBA Draft.

As a reminder, while Bronny did rather well at the Combine, LeBron James has a player option that could allow him to be a free agent this summer. But the latest rumors suggest that the King will extend to the Lakers to play two additional seasons before hanging up his sneakers for good.


Source texte : Shams Charania

“Honestly, I feel like this is a serious business. I don’t feel like there would be a thought of ‘I’m just drafting this kid just because I’m going to get his dad.’ I don’t think a GM would really allow that.

“So yeah, I never really thought about that … I think I’ve put in the…

— Keith Pompey (@PompeyOnSixers) May 15, 2024

2024-05-18 10:34:00
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