LeBron James reportedly would be willing to leave the Lakers in order to play with his son Bronny, should he make it into the NBA.
The younger James is currently a junior at Sierra Canyon School. He is one of the top recruits in his class, according to ESPN.
“It makes sense on many levels to assume that LeBron will spend the remainder of this season and all of next season with the Lakers so that he can be close to his son all the way through high school,” MaximBet’s Chris Sheridan wrote.
“But after June of 2023 has come and gone (and James’ current contract with the Lakers will have expired), there could be a new destination on James’ landscape … provided he has not already switched teams prior to that in order to increase his chances of winning another title.”
Evan at his advanced age, in NBA terms, James is playing at an extremely high level this year.
The four-time champion is averaging 29.1 points, 7.7 rebounds and 6.3 assists per game this season while shooting 52.2 percent from the field and 35.2 percent from beyond the arc.
Injuries have slowed him down the past few games, but he will do whatever it takes to be in the league to play with his pride and joy.
“LeBron likes L.A., he likes raising his family in L.A., and his post-career businesses are in L.A.,” ESPN’s Brian Windhorst told Sheridan. “But he’s made it very clear that he wants to play with his son. If that situation is available outside L.A., he’ll pursue it.”
LeBron is currently 37 years old, so by the time Bronny actually makes it to the league, depending on how long he stays in college, the future hall of famer will be pushing 40.