LeBron James Could Be Willing To Leave Lakers If It Means He Can Play With Son Bronny, Report Says

The NBA star has previously shown interest in making the end of his career a family affair.

According to a new report, LeBron James would be willing to leave the Los Angeles Lakers in order to play with his son Bronny in the NBA.

Currently a junior at Sierra Canyon School in California, the younger James is one of the top recruits in his class, according to ESPN.

MaximBet’s Chris Sheridan writes: “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.”

He continues: “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.”

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James will be eligible to hit the open market following the 2022-23 season. He’s currently playing with some of the best numbers of his career, averaging 29.1 points, 7.7 rebounds and 6.3 assists per game this season.

“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.”

While the speculation over LeBron and Bronny even playing in the NBA at the same time sounds exciting, it’ll be up to the latter to even make it to the league. Just being a top high school recruit in his junior year doesn’t mean he’ll pan out as a top prospect in college or overseas, depending on what he chooses.

But it also wouldn’t be the first time a father and son have teamed up together in pro sports. Among the senior/junior combos are Ken Griffey Sr. and Ken Griffey Jr., were teammates during the 1990 and 1991 seasons on the Seattle Mariners; Tim Raines and Tim Raines Jr., also shared the field for the Baltimore Orioles in the 2001 season for one week; and Doc and Austin Rivers came together when the son played for his father on the Los Angeles Clippers from 2015-2018.

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