There are probably few — if any — more popular teenage basketball players in the nation today than Bronny James. At such a young age, the media is already closely following his journey as he hopes to someday enter the NBA. LeBron James’ son, it’s time to take a gander at the projected heir to the basketball kingdon King James has overseen for well over a decade.
Bronny James Jr. was born on October 6, 2004, at a time when LeBron was just 19 years of age. At this point, LeBron was entering just his second season in the league with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Bronny is LeBron and wife Savannah’s firstborn child, and is succeeded by brother Bryce (born 2007) and sister Zhuri (born 2014). Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Chris Paul is a godfather to Bronny.
As a young kid, Bronny ventured into other sports aside from basketball. He tried his hand at soccer, but at the end of the day, we all know that he was destined to play hoops. According to reports, LeBron barred his son from playing ice hockey and American football due to concerns over his safety.
As early as 10 years of age, Bronny was already a sensation in basketball. When he was 14, he led his middle school basketball team (Old Trail School) to a tournament championship. Bronny was such a highly-touted prospect that he was already scouted even as a youngster. No less than the legendary John Calipari of the Kentucky Wildcats even once watched Bronny play in person.
He would go on to impress during his time in middle school — winning several titles and accolades along the way — prior to transferring to Sierra Canyon School in Chatsworth, Los Angeles. This coincided with his father’s big move from the Cavs to the Lakers during the summer of 2018. Notably, Bronny teamed up with Zaire Wade, the son of Miami Heat legend and LeBron’s close fried, Dyayne Wade, in Sierra Canyon.
To date, Bronny’s most memorable performance in his high school career has got to be his MVP-winning outing against no less than his dad’s own alma matter, St. Vincent-St. Mary High School. Bronny dropped 15 points in that one, including a crucial go-ahead layup late in the win.
Bronny still has three years to go in high school before he takes his next highly-anticipated step to college ball. There are previous reports that he already has a number of offers from prestigious universities, including no less than Duke and Kentucky.
LeBron has made it no secret that he hopes to play with his son someday in the NBA. As things stand, Bronny will be eligible for the draft for the 2023-24 season. Judging by his level of play this season, though, we’re pretty sure that LeBron James’ son will get a chance to get to play alongside his father, as his dad still has enough gas in the tank to play for at least three more seasons.
For the record, time will tell if Bronny James Jr. gets the chance to play with his father, but he wouldn’t want to see LeBron James’ son in action next to the King?