NBA: Bronny selected by Lakers, makes history with father LeBron James

NBA: Bronny selected by Lakers, makes history with father LeBron James

LeBron James and his son Bronny James could etch their names in the history books of the NBA following Thursday’s second-round NBA Draft in New York.

Bronny was selected with the 55th pick by the Los Angeles Lakers, the same franchise his 39-year-old father currently plays for, making the 19-year-old the first player to ever be drafted into the league while his father is an active player.

Both Bronny and LeBron could both don the purple and gold colors of the Lakers next season, making them the first-ever father-son duo to play in the NBA at the same time.

However, LeBron, a four-time NBA champion and the league’s all-time scoring leader, has until Saturday to decide on his future, with a $54.1 million player option for the 2024–25 season on the table for the 21-year-old veteran.

Bronny, who suffered a cardiac arrest just before the commencement of his college career, didn’t totally enjoy his freshman year at the University of South Carolina.

The 6-foot-2 guard averaged 4.8 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 2.1 assists in 19.4 minutes per game in over 25 appearances. He shot just 36.6% from the field, 26.7% from 3-point range (60 total attempts), and 67.6% from the free throw line (34 total attempts).

In the NBA draft combine, Bronny showed some of the scouts what he was made of as he finished second in the 3-point drill, hitting 19 of his 25 attempts.

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