LA Lakers stalwart LeBron James is not leaving the team yet. The 2020 champion and Finals MVP has just signed a contract extension of two years and $85 million maximum which will see him playing through the 2022-23 season. The cherry on top? LeBron may be seen playing together with his eldest son Bronny James!
In recent times, Bronny has been garnering much limelight in the NBA scene. The 16-year-old, who trains as a point cum shooting guard, towers at 6 ft 2 inches and recently caught the attention of fans after building a revamped physique.
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Expected to follow his father’s footstep and become an NBA icon in future, there is a chance that Bronny can make his NBA debut, with LeBron James still carrying on his two-decade-long career, and can also potentially land in the Lakers to become a historic father-son playing duo!
The wish of LeBron James to play with son Bronny may indeed come true
Bronny James is currently in Sierra Canyon School, from where he will graduate in 2023, the same year LeBron will be 38 years of age, approaching his 20th NBA season. While the Lakers ace shows no signs of slowing down even now, it is very likely that the father-son duo can be seen playing together in the same season.
As a matter of fact, LeBron himself has expressed the desire to be in the same court with Bronny, be it in the same team or opposition.
“I’m 33, [Bronny] is 13. … If he has a chance [to play in the NBA], and it seems like he can make it, you got to,” said LeBron back in March 2018.
One of the best instances of a father-son duo in sports has been Ken Griffey Sr and Jr, the son joined Seattle Mariners in 1989, a year prior to the father arriving at the team for two seasons until his retirement in 1991.
If LeBron-Bronny duo indeed happens in the Lakers, it will go down as one of the greatest father-son examples ever in sports as well.