LeBron James has recently revealed that he is prioritizing his family over his basketball career, as he is willing to miss a Lakers game to attend his son’s debut for the USC Tigers. This comes after a major setback in his son’s basketball journey due to a cardiac arrest during the summer. As his son is cleared to return to the court, James is excited to witness this milestone as a father. He expressed his commitment to his family by telling his teammates during their flight to OKC that he would miss a Lakers game if it coincides with his son’s game. In his own words, “Family over everything.”
Bronny has been unable to join other players in the NCAA season due to his cardiac arrest. However, the Tigers have experience dealing with rostered players recovering from such an issue, as demonstrated with Vince Iwuchukwu last season. It’s understandable that LeBron wants to witness his son’s debut in the NCAA, especially after the health scare Bronny experienced during the summer. It’s important to remember that Bronny’s recovery should be celebrated, and LeBron should not be criticized for missing one game to support his son.
Bronny James is back on the court and hoping to impress scouts to secure his spot as a first-round draft prospect in the 2024 NBA Draft. His eligibility to join the league would give LeBron James the opportunity to achieve his dream of playing alongside his son. While LeBron is currently a free agent with a player option for the Lakers, he may choose to stay with the franchise if they are in a strong position to contend next season. However, if the Lakers manage to draft Bronny, this situation could be avoided altogether. Despite dropping in stock after a cardiac arrest, Bronny is still considered an NBA-caliber prospect and could potentially be drafted by a team hoping to lure LeBron away from the Lakers. Bronny’s return to the USC Tigers should help keep them in the top 25 rankings, and if he proves to be the five-star prospect he was touted to be, the team may become a favorite for the NCAA Tournament.