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Bronny James: Playing with LeBron in NBA is not something I think about

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Bronny James’ priority is just to get to the NBA — and not trying to team up with his father.

While much has been made of LeBron James — the superstar father of Bronny — and his comments about wanting to play with his son in the NBA someday, the younger James doesn’t have that high as a priority. 

“My dream has always just been to put my name out, make a name for myself, and get to the NBA,” James told reporters at the draft combine on Tuesday in Chicago. “Which is everyone’s end goal that’s here. I never thought about just playing with my dad, but of course, he’s brought it up a couple of times. But yeah, I don’t think about it much.”

The idea of the father and son duo playing together in the NBA has been something that LeBron previously brought up, saying he would like to play with his son someday in the pros.

But more recently, LeBron has distanced himself from the idea

Asked how it would feel if he got the chance to play with his dad, Bronny reiterated that desire to make a name for himself separate from his father. 

“I would be happy about getting to the league instead of me thinking about playing with my dad. That’s not my mindset right now at all. I’m just trying to put in the work and see where it takes me from there,” the NBA draft prospect told reporters


Bronny James smiles as he participates in the 2024 NBA basketball Draft Combine. AP

James declared for the 2024 NBA Draft being held next month but has also kept his college eligibility.

He has until May 29 to decide whether he wants to return to college or go pro. 

He also entered the transfer portal if he does decided to return to school

James played 25 games in his freshman year at USC, averaging 4.8 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.1 assists. 


LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers dribbling the basketball down the court against the Denver Nuggets during the third quarter of the Western Conference First Round Playoffs
LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers dribbling the basketball down the court against the Denver Nuggets during the third quarter of the Western Conference playoffs. Getty Images

His first college action came after he suffered cardiac arrest during a USC practice last summer and was hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. 

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