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Lakers Draft Bronny James, Set Stage for Father-Son Duo


The Los Angeles Lakers drafted 19-year-old Bronny James, son of NBA legend LeBron James, in the second round of the NBA Draft on Thursday.

In a groundbreaking moment for the NBA, LeBron James, the league’s all-time scoring leader and four-time champion, is set to share the court with his son. This historic selection could see the first father-son duo playing together in the league, marking a significant milestone in basketball history.

LeBron James, who has been a dominant force in the NBA since his debut, has been playing with his current team since 2018. Known for his extraordinary talent, leadership, and impressive career achievements, LeBron has solidified his legacy as one of the greatest basketball players ever.

Adding to this legacy, his son has been selected with the No. 55 overall pick in the recent draft. This selection signifies the continuation of the James family’s basketball prowess and sets the stage for an unprecedented father-son partnership on the court.

Fans and analysts alike eagerly anticipate the unique dynamic and potential synergy between LeBron and his son, envisioning how their combined skills and basketball IQ will influence the game.

This upcoming season promises to be one of the most exciting and memorable in NBA history as LeBron James and his son prepare to make their mark together.

Witnessing their shared moments on the court is a testament to the enduring legacy of the James family and a celebration of their contributions to the sport.



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Dream Come True

However, this has been a dream come true for LeBron, as he mentioned a few years ago, during the February 2022 All-Star Weekend in Cleveland, the notion of sharing the same floor with his son.

According to ESPN, the representative of both father and son, Rich Paul, was calling the team to tell them not to draft Bronny as the second round progressed.

They reported, “Rich Paul is calling teams telling them not to draft Bronny James.” The former GM of the Golden State Warriors, Bob Myers, added on the ESPN draft broadcast, ” If you take him, he’s going to Australia.”

In commenting on this, Lakers General Manager Rob Pelinka said, “In the history of sports, there has never been a father and a son that has shared an NBA Basketball court, and that feels like something that could be magical.”

However, LeBron James can become a free agent next week, so he could decide to sign elsewhere and leave the Lakers.

“We know and have respect, of course, that LeBron has a decision on his opt-out… but if it worked out that he was on our team next season, NBA history could be made. And NBA history should be made in a Lakers uniform. Rob Pelinka added.


The anticipation for the NBA Summer League, starting on July 12th, 2024, has reached a fever pitch. Fans and players alike eagerly await the chance to see the Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks, and other teams showcase their new talents and strategies.

This year’s Summer League promises to be particularly exciting, with the historic potential of LeBron James and his son playing together, adding an extra layer of intrigue and excitement to the games.

As the teams take to the court, the basketball world will be watching closely, ready to witness the next chapter in NBA history unfold.


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