LeBron James shares shakes son Bronny James
LeBron James shakes son Bronny James

Lakers’ LeBron James Thrilled As Eldest Son, Bronny, Joins NBA

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Los Angeles Lakers superstar, LeBron James, is battling to contain his joy as his eldest son, Bronny James, joins him in the NBA.

It hasn’t happened before in the NBA, and it’s about to happen as soon as the 2024-25 NBA season begins. The idea of LeBron and Bronny playing for the same team and on the same night will keep basketball fans intrigued leading into the upcoming campaign.

LeBron James has achieved a lot during his incredible basketball career, but he could not have been prouder than the moment he learned that his eldest son, Bronny James, finally joined him in the NBA.

The Lakers used a second-round pick at the 2024 NBA Draft to get Bronny, who spent just one season in college with the USC Trojans. On Sunday night, James got emotional while thinking of Bronny successfully realising an NBA dream — the same goal his father achieved over two decades ago.

“With the 55th in the 2024 NBA draft. The Los Angeles Lakers select……. Bronny James. 🥲🥲🥲🥲🥲🥲. Just had a moment!” the four-time NBA Most Valuable Player posted on X (the social media app formerly known as Twitter).

It’s one thing to see one’s son make it to the NBA. For LeBron, he is simply on another level of happiness as he also gets the chance to play alongside Bronny.

 

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After the Lakers took Tennessee Volunteers star Dalton Knecht in the first round, many wondered whether Los Angeles could actually take Bronny. That moment came late in the second round, with the Lakers sending shockwaves across the basketball realm by taking Bronny, first   time father-son combo in the NBA has ever concurrently played in the history of the league.

Like Father Like Son

That LeBron managed to see his son get drafted in the NBA while he’s still actively a player in the league also speaks volumes about the future Basketball Hall of Fame’s legendary longevity. Bronny is only 19 years and and will turn 20 in October, which means LeBron has been in the NBA longer than Bronny has been alive. Bronny was born on 6 October 2004, a little over a year before the start of the 2004 NBA season which was also the second of LeBron in the pros.

The NBA has yet to release game schedules for the 2024-25 season but expect the Lakers’ season-opener to generate a ton of attention, as it could be where LeBron and Bronny share the floor for the first time as professionals.

Bronny will now look to prove that he truly belongs in the NBA. In the 2023-24 college basketball season, Bronny averaged 4.8 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.1 assists, and 0.8 steals across 25 games (including a total of six starts) for the Trojans, who went 15-18 overall and 8-12 in the Pac-12.

 

 

 

 

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Julius Okorie is Chief Sports and Entertainment Correspondent for Prime Business Africa. He began his journalism career with the Champion Newspaper and Sporting Champion and later moved on to Daily Independent and the Nation Newspapers. Okorie joined Prime Business Africa in 2024 bringing on board 20 years of experience in writing investigative news on Sports and Entertainment. His well researched and highly informative articles on Sports Business and general entertainment are followed by a wide range of audience.

Julius Okorie is Chief Sports and Entertainment Correspondent for Prime Business Africa. He began his journalism career with the Champion Newspaper and Sporting Champion and later moved on to Daily Independent and the Nation Newspapers. Okorie joined Prime Business Africa in 2024 bringing on board 20 years of experience in writing investigative news on Sports and Entertainment. His well researched and highly informative articles on Sports Business and general entertainment are followed by a wide range of audience.

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