LeBron James says watching son, Bronny, play at USC offers him ‘nervousness’


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LeBron James didn’t maintain again his ideas about faculty basketball, and particularly his son, Bronny James, enjoying at USC. 

On the most recent episode of the “Thoughts the Sport” podcast with co-host JJ Redick, James revealed that he has nervousness watching his son play this season, his freshman yr with the Trojans. 

The NBA is the most effective league on the earth,” the Los Angeles Lakers famous person mentioned. “That’s why it’s arduous to look at my son play faculty basketball. … It’s arduous watching a 40-minute faculty basketball sport. It’s arduous. I get extra nervousness and I sweat extra watching faculty basketball, particularly my son now, than I’ve ever completed in my life.”


Bronny James does handshake with father, LeBron James

Bronny James #6 of the USC Trojans greets LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers earlier than the sport towards the Stanford Cardinal at Galen Middle on January 06, 2024 in Los Angeles, California.  (Meg Oliphant/Getty Photos)

James by no means performed faculty basketball, making the leap from St. Vincent-St. Mary Excessive College in Akron, Ohio, to the NBA because the No. 1 general choose of the 2003 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. 

The faculty sport is actually completely different from the NBA, however James shared his gripes with the decrease degree, they usually’re fairly in depth. 


“I’ve by no means understood why a coach will throw the ball into the put up along with his huge with no enterprise with the ball within the put up,” he defined. “The one time the ball ought to go into the put up with the large is that if he, robotically, as quickly as he catches it, flattens the protection, and he goes proper again to the DHO (dribble hand off) uphill, roll — if he’s not a pocket passer, you’ll be able to’t throw it low, throw it to the rim — or it’s his job is to only shrink the protection trigger his position is so dynamic. 

“I watch faculty video games and I see guys throw the ball within the put up to guys, they usually’ll flip round and shoot a leap shot or a operating left-handed leap hook.”

Lebron James reacts to Bronny James

Lebron James of the Los Angeles Lakers, and his spouse Savannah James, watch their son Bronny James #6 of the USC Trojans play towards the California Golden Bears within the first half at Haas Pavilion on February 07, 2024 in Berkeley, California. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Photos)

Bronny handled a cardiac arrest earlier than the beginning of the season, which was a scary second for the James household. He was capable of recuperate and play in 25 video games this season for a Trojans squad that struggled. He missed the primary eight video games. 

He averaged 4.8 factors, 2.8 rebounds and a pair of.1 assists in 19.4 minutes per sport for USC. 

The largest query now for Bronny is whether or not he’ll enter the 2024 NBA Draft with the Trojans’ season over. 

“It’s as much as him,” LeBron mentioned throughout NBA All-Star Weekend. “It’s as much as the child. Clearly, we gonna undergo the entire course of. He’s nonetheless in season now, has the Pac-12 match developing. … We gonna weigh our choices, and we gonna let the child make the choice.”

LeBron James yells to Bronny James on court

LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers shouts to his son, Bronny James #6 of the USC Trojans, throughout Bronny’s sport towards the California Golden Bears at Haas Pavilion on February 07, 2024 in Berkeley, California. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Photos)


The elder James has famous desirous to play along with his son within the league, and the Lakers have proven curiosity in probably drafting Bronny to maintain LeBron in Los Angeles. 

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