Bronny will be eligible to be drafted into the NBA in 2024 at the earliest, which will mean his father will be approaching his 40th birthday.
Yet, this weekend, the senior James confirmed again that he wants to play with his son and will do whatever it takes to make that happen, no matter his age and no matter which team drafts the young man.
LeBron James wants to play wherever Bronny is for his last year 👏 pic.twitter.com/GVLY09tn4Y
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 19, 2022
Speaking with The Athletic, James made his plans explicitly clear:
“My last year will be played with my son. Wherever Bronny’s 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.”
James’ talk about his son is only helping his chances of landing high in the draft.
James & James
Bronny is a very promising, young basketball player and would probably gain interest from NBA teams even if his father wasn’t one of the greatest players of all time.
However, the fact that the older James wants to move heaven and earth to play with his son means that any team will be much, much more interested in taking on Bronny.
That’s because if a team signs Bronny, they could be signing his father too.
There are a lot of specifics to be worked out with signing James Sr. because his contract with the Los Angeles Lakers expires in 2023, one year before his son is ready to play.
Will he re-sign with LA for a one-year extension and will the Lakers do whatever they can to secure draft picks to get his son?