LeBron James weighs in on son Bronny's NBA draft decision

Los Angeles, California - What does the future hold for Bronny James on the court?

LeBron James (r.) has expressed his desire to play with his son, Bronny, in the NBA, but there's no rush for the youngster to enter the draft right after college.
LeBron James (r.) has expressed his desire to play with his son, Bronny, in the NBA, but there's no rush for the youngster to enter the draft right after college.  © Collage: Justin Casterline & EZRA SHAW / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP

LeBron James has expressed his desire to play in the NBA with his eldest son, Bronny, but there's no pressure on the youngster to enter the draft immediately after college, according to Dad.

In recent weeks, the 18-year-old USC freshman has been the subject of many headlines. People are speculating whether he will opt out of the 2024 NBA Draft and play another year of college ball or enter the draft despite not being a top pick.

This season, Bronny has had a slow start to the college hoops season. He's been recovering from a cardiac arrest suffered over the summer. Despite this setback, he has shown significant improvement.

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While he has made strides, it's clear that another year of basketball could greatly improve his game and draft stock, which is currently quite low.

On Sunday, LeBron shared his perspective on his son's big decision.

"It's up to him; it's up to the kid. We're going to go through the whole process. He's still in season now. He has the Pac-12 tournament coming up," the Los Angeles Lakers star said.

"We're going to weigh all options, and we’re going to let the kid make the decision."

Will Bronny James opt for another year of college basketball?

Staying another year in NCAA basketball may be better for Bronny James' basketball career.
Staying another year in NCAA basketball may be better for Bronny James' basketball career.  © EZRA SHAW / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / GETTY IMAGES VIA AFP

Bronny James hasn't had the anticipated success on the court this year.

Despite some standout performances, his maturity at the college level hasn't fully developed, and the challenges will only increase in the NBA.

While he hasn't made any official statements about his future, fans might see him on the NCAA court for another year if he prioritizes his career's best interests.

Bronny James' next game with USC will come on Saturday against UCLA at 10 PM ET.

Cover photo: Collage: Justin Casterline & EZRA SHAW / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP

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