Everywhere you look, you see nothing but hype going toward Bronny James, especially after he made his college decision last month..
However, TNT’s Kenny “The Jet” Smith is not buying into the hype.
Appearing on BigBoyTV, the former BA champion with the Houston Rockets said that James’ NBA prospects were “improbable.”
“75 years of basketball Big, there’s only been 5,100 players that touch a floor,” Smith explained. “So to be waiting on your son to be one of those 5,100, that doesn’t even make sense, like, he’s not waiting on his son. He’s wishing his son will make it.”
The beloved NBA on TNT contributor and former basketball great has a right to his opinion. The probability of making it to the NBA is slim, and it does not matter if you’re the son of an NBA legend.
Teams will not take a player solely because of his DNA to a great. It’s either you can play at an elite level or you cannot.
According to a November 2022 article from Sportskeeda that references information from Stathead, there were only 4374 players to ever appear in an NBA game at that time.
We will know more about his talent once he suits up and actually plays for the USC Trojans.
Fans will surely be watching with a microscope this upcoming season to see if he truly has what it takes to make it to the pros.
Bronny James was one of the 24 high school seniors selected for the 2023 McDonald’s All-American Game. James, averaging 14 points, 5.4 boards, 2.9 assists, and 1.8 steals, is the most famous high school athlete in the country.
Let’s see if he can live up to the hype.
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