Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James could soon add a unique accomplishment to the impressive slate of accolades he has garnered in his illustrious career. He can become the first father to share the NBA court with his son.
As for now, rules still prevent high school players to participate in the NBA Draft. But that could change by 2023, making Bronny James eligible to declare for that year’s class after finishing K-12 education.
Bronny has shown an NBA-caliber potential since transferring to Sierra Canyon. It which boasts one of the best high school basketball programs in the country. Recently he put on a show in the 71-53 victory over St. Vincent St. Mary during the Chosen-1’s Challenge event at Staples Center on Sunday.
The four-time NBA champion has said watching his boys play basketball “it’s always just a proud dad moment” even if it results in his alma mater’s defeat. “I’ve always told them to just play hard, have fun and stretch before every game,” LeBron said according to Lakers Nation.
LeBron added there’s “absolutely” more to the idea of playing with Bronny in the NBA than just speculation. “My son is putting in the work, and we never talk about it, but his dream is to play in the NBA,” he said. Intentionally or not, the All-Star forward will enter free agency right when Bronny graduates from Sierra Canyon.
Stars will have to align if LeBron and his son were to become not only the first-ever father-son pair to play in the NBA at the same time, but also to share the court as teammates. But the Lakers superstar seems to have made sure to possess the necessary contract flexibility in case they do.