Lakers’ LeBron James laughs off question if he would play for the Knicks if they draft Bronny James
LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers were surprisingly in quite a dog fight on Wednesday, as they fended off a formidable challenge from the New York Knicks in Madison Square Garden. In what was supposed to be an easy-going evening for the Lakers, James had no choice but to play 36 minutes, with the Knicks refusing to go down without a fight.
LeBron James finished with 21 points (on 9-of-16 shooting), a couple of 3-pointers, six rebounds, five assists, and five steals, as he helped his side bounce back from Monday night’s drubbing courtesy of the Boston Celtics. Following the win, the three-time NBA champ was asked about the possibility of him suiting up for New York if the team were somehow able to draft his son, Bronny James. As it turns out, LeBron wasn’t ready to answer these types of questions just yet.
LeBron was asked about possibly playing for the Knicks if his son Bronny were to eventually get drafted there.
His response: “My son in the 9th grade, man.” pic.twitter.com/4U8bGQ7tu9
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 23, 2020
Then again, James has been quite vocal about his dream to one day play with his son in the NBA, so perhaps it’s just that he doesn’t see himself playing for the Knicks somewhere down the road.
As LeBron said above, his son’s just in ninth grade and won’t be eligible to be drafted until 2023. For what it’s worth, LeBron’s current deal with the Lakers will run out by the end of the 2021-22 season, so from this perspective, he could actually switch sides by the time Bronny gets in the NBA.
Nonetheless, that’s still some ways away from today, and at this point, James has other more pressing matters on his mind. For one, he will need to figure out how the Lakers can stay the course this season, as they hope to challenge for this year’s title and LeBron’s fourth career championship.