LeBron James would reportedly be willing to leave the Los Angeles Lakers if that would give him an opportunity to play with his son Bronny. Bronny is currently a junior at the Sierra Canyon School. Per ESPN, Bronny is one of the top recruits in his class.
Bronny could enter the NBA in the summer of 2023, when James' current contract with the Lakers expires. Bronny is 17 and he will be eligible to play in the NBA next year, when his father will be 38 years old. “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,” MaximBet’s Chris Sheridan wrote, according to Total Pro Sports.
“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”.
LeBron James wants to play with his son
James is 37 but is still one of the most dominant players in the NBA. James continued to impress as he is a legimitate NBA MVP contender. The Lakers have struggled a lot this season but the one that has been playing great is James.
“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”. James' longevity is impressive. Last week, 44-year-old Tom Brady retired from the NFL. James admitted he was impressed by Brady's longevity and what he was able to accomplish in the latter stage of his career.
"I personally was just so in shock when I saw it ... as a guy who's kind of been my motivation factor over the last few years, seeing what he's able to do at his age and always kind of being a leader of a team and even at his age people still gravitate towards him and gravitate towards his energy and how he prepares and things of that nature," James said. "So, a small piece of me definitely left when Brady decided to retire, that's for sure."