In the midst of the LA Lakers' challenging regular season, LeBron James, the team's marquee player, is keeping a keen eye on his son Bronny James' burgeoning career at USC. Following a difficult start to the season due to a summer cardiac arrest, Bronny recently made a striking NCAA debut.
This Saturday, in a game against Oregon State, Bronny demonstrated his growing prowess on the court. The young guard delivered an impressive performance, scoring 15 points, including 6/11 shooting and 2/6 from the three-point line, along with three assists and a steal.
LeBron Lauds Bronny's Comeback
LeBron James, never one to shy away from expressing pride in his son's achievements, took to social media to commend Bronny's performance. "His rhythm is starting to return to form after the layoff.
Great showing tonight Young. Oh still on mins restriction too," LeBron tweeted, acknowledging the challenges his son has overcome. Bronny, looking ahead, has plans to spend the 2023-24 season in the NCAA before entering the NBA Draft in late June.
LeBron has openly stated his intention to join whichever NBA team drafts his son, as part of his own career's grand finale. In a separate event, LeBron James recently expressed frustration over a controversial call during the Lakers' tight game against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
With the game on the line, James hit what appeared to be a game-tying three-pointer with just 2.6 seconds left. However, the referees ruled it a two-pointer, a decision that stood despite a challenge, leading to a 108-106 loss for the Lakers.
"What the hell do we got replay for? What do we have replay for if even the replay gets it wrong?" LeBron questioned in a post-game interview, highlighting his visible frustration and disappointment over the call. This incident adds to the ongoing struggles of the Lakers, who have been trying to find their rhythm after winning the inaugural NBA Cup on December 9th.
Since then, the team has won only three of their past ten games. LeBron James, reflecting on the team's current state, said, "We're all trying to figure this out, man. What are we? 33 games now? 17-16, I think. Thirty-three games in, and we're still just trying to figure out lineups and rotations and who to have on the floor at certain moments." As the Lakers (17-16) prepare for their upcoming game against the New Orleans Pelicans, who boast an 18-14 record, fans and the team alike hope for a much-needed resurgence to get their season back on track.