Comparing Bronny James to his father, LeBron James, is not something anybody should be doing when it comes to where the Lakers star was at his age back in the early 2000s.
Bronny is currently a 4-star athlete while the future 2003 no. 1 overall pick was nicknamed ‘The Chosen One’ and plastered on the cover of Sports Illustrated at that same age.
In February, Rivals bumped James up from No. 34 to No. 30 in its rankings. He is no longer at the spot anymore. In fact, he dropped way down in the rankings. Four months later and the Sierras Canyon product has dropped all the way to No. 60 in the country.
James’ highest career ranking for Rivals’ top 150 was No. 29 back in May of this year.
Bronny does seem to have quite a bit of interest from top-tier universities like Duke, North Carolina, Kentucky, and Kansas so it shouldn’t be a problem for him to get into any of these universities during the 2023-24 season.
During the All-Star break, LeBron James made a bold statement and let every NBA team know what it will take to get his son on their roster for his final season.
“My last year will be played with my son,” James said in an interview with Jason Lloyd of The Athletic. “Wherever Bronny is at, that’s where I’ll be. I would do whatever it takes to play with my son for one year. It’s not about the money at that point.”
The pressure for the son of one of the greatest to ever play the game was even apparent to James.
“I still regret giving my 14-year-old my name,” James said during an episode of his HBO TV series, “The Shop.” “When I was younger, I didn’t have a dad, so my whole thing was whenever I have a kid, I’m going to do everything that this man didn’t do. It’s up to them to take their own course, whenever that time comes.”