LeBron James’ son Bronny James is one of the most highly observed players in the collegiate circuit. Along with the high expectations for the youngster, NBA fans are very keen on the idea of Bronny’s potential union with his father LeBron James on the NBA courts in what would be the first of its kind for the league.
With LeBron playing at an elite level, it may only be a matter of time before the father-son duo plays together. However, a senior NBA insider dismissed the chances of the two playing together for the Los Angeles Lakers.
Insider dismisses LeBron James’ chances of playing with Bronny at Lakers
The 19-year-old Bronny James made his much-awaited college debut for the University of Southern California in December, last year. The debut was delayed due to a tragic scare that saw Bronny sidelined from basketball for about 4 months as the NBA world and college fraternities waited patiently for the King’s son to recover adequately.
So far, Bronny has experienced a rocky road in his collegiate career struggling with consistency and efficient shooting struggles which has led to many spectators questioning his NBA readiness.
Meanwhile, senior NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski strongly criticized the idea of Lakers superstar LeBron James and Bronny James teaming up at the Purple and Gold. He referred to the historic organization as a “win-now” team, essentially ruling out the possibility of the team drafting the youngster if LeBron James’ son declares his eligibility for the draft.
Speaking on the possibility of the father-son duo playing in Los Angeles, Wojnarowski said, “The Lakers are not a developmental program, they are a win-now program.”
While NBA fans hold out hope for LeBron and Bronny to play together, there is much uncertainty regarding the destination where the duo will team up, especially considering the increasing rumors of the King leaving the Los Angeles franchise.
Laker fans concerned about LeBron James’ future with Lakers
There is a great deal of uncertainty regarding LeBron James’ future with the Los Angeles Lakers. Joining the Lakers in the summer of 2018, the ‘Chosen One’ has faced challenges with the team, securing only one championship in six seasons.
While LeBron James’ individual accomplishments have been extraordinary and unfathomable, the Lakers have been subpar, dealing with broken rosters and constant fluctuations.
Apart from the 2020 NBA championship, the Lakers also tasted success in the inaugural NBA In-Season Tournament in which they showed impeccable form. Ever since, it has been all downhill for LeBron James and Co.
During his tenure with the Los Angeles Lakers, LeBron has averaged a spectacular 27.1 points per game, 7.9 assists per game, and 8 rebounds a game and has led the team in scoring in every season.
As the team continues to navigate through deep struggles, there have been substantial rumors suggesting that the superstar could play for a different team in the league next season. This is a significant cause for concern among the Lakers faithful, given that LeBron James has been the heart and soul of the team over the past few years.
With multiple teams eyeing the services of one of the greatest players of all time, it seems as if the Lakers have to use their “win now” mentality to keep the King with the team.
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