LeBron James has been a constant presence in his oldest son Bronny’s developing basketball career.
Despite being arguably the greatest NBA player of all time and managing a business empire that turned him into a billionaire, LeBron has somehow always found the time to be there for Bronny.
And it was more of the same this week.
Back in late June newly released National Rankings for high school basketball players showed that Bronny had dipped massively. Understandably, it caused a bit of a stir. He was always a polarizing prospect, but still consistently top-30. The most recent rankings changed that.
This week, LeBron took to social media and sent his son a powerful message amid all the hoopla regarding his ratings drop:
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“Young [King] coming for what’s his! Don’t want nothing given, everything is EARNED!! Let’s keep working kid!” he wrote.
You love to see it.
This has been something of a rough stretch for Bronny. Recent photos have come out showing his younger brother, Bryce, looking absolutely massive. That led to the reemergence once again of talk about how scouts and executives actually view Bryce as the better prospect.
And then of course there were his controversial pictures with his new girlfriend and his alleged part in Russell Westbrook becoming a Laker — just one thing after another.
It’s nice to see that through it all LeBron has his son’s back no matter what. He is Bronny’s ultimate hype man.
Time will tell what Bronny’s future looks like as far as basketball goes. As things presently stand, 4 legendary college programs have interest in him. Beyond that, NBA execs have some pretty strong takes on whether he and LeBron will ever play together.
If they do, there is really only one NBA team it can happen on.
Yikes Tommy Fury. https://t.co/FCjf9yH1wS
— Game 7 (@game7__) July 9, 2022
That’s said, it’s hard to doubt the James family. They’re too special across the board, and they’ve proved the doubters wrong one too many times.
If they’re trying to get LeBron and Bronny on the same team in the NBA together – it’s difficult to see how it doesn’t ultimately happen.
What the King wants, the King usually gets.
Charles Kruger has been credentialed to cover two Super Bowls, four NBA Finals, and one World Series. A 20-year veteran in the sports world, he has sources spanning the NBA, MLB, NFL, UFC and NASCAR. Currently residing in Los Angeles, Calif., he is Game 7’s go-to source for rumors surrounding the Lakers, Clippers and Dodgers.