Bronny James must be feeling a lot of pressure as he prepares for the next stage of his basketball career, given his father and namesake’s probable unreachable accomplishment.
NBA insider Brian Windhorst discussed Bronny’s basketball future during a recent appearance on The Dan Patrick Show.
Windhorst commented, “He’s extremely good.” “I’m not sure if he’ll go to college to play.” He would almost certainly receive a high major offer if he went to college to play. I’m not sure if he would be a standout on that team.
“From what I’ve seen of him playing, he’s in fantastic physical shape.” He’s in better shape than his father was at the same age because his father never lifted a weight until he was 16 years old. I don’t know how old this youngster was, but he was getting personal instruction. So he’s put in a lot of effort to improve his physique. He’s been conditioned to a fault. He is not, however, the athlete that LeBron was. When LeBron was 17, he stood 6-foot-7, 6-foot-8, and weighed 240 pounds. When he first entered the NBA, he was one of the few 18-year-olds who had never been physically intimidated. Ron Artest was the only player who frightened LeBron as a rookie…
“Bronny James has a lot of talent. He’s rated as a four-star prospect, in my opinion. Take that into consideration. Kentucky, North Carolina, and UCLA are all looking for a four-star talent. How many four-star prospects do you think will make it to the NBA? I’m not sure what the percentage is, but it’s not exorbitant.”
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Bronny is a highly rated recruit in the 2023 class, but his rankings and hype pale in comparison to LeBron’s when he graduated from high school.
The Sierra Canyon junior is a four-star recruit and the nation’s No. 6-ranked combo guard. He doesn’t have the same physical traits as his father, who was the No. 1 overall choice out of high school in the 2003 NBA Draft. He stands 6-foot-3 and weighs 190 pounds.
Windhorst feels Bronny’s last name will bring him into the NBA at some time, even if he doesn’t have the finest NCAA career.
He went on to say, “Obviously, if he wants to be in the NBA, he’ll get a chance in the NBA.” “His surname will carry him in that regard. However, I believe that expecting him to be ready at the age of 19 is a tall order. Perhaps he will be. That’ll be two years from now, after all. Perhaps he will be.
“However, when I first saw him play, he was a freshman, and on his squad that year were two players who are currently in the NBA, Ziaire Williams of the Grizzlies and Brandon Boston of the Clippers.” When you watched those people, you said to yourself, “I’ll see that gentleman in the NBA in two years.” I don’t get that same vibe from Bronny, and neither do the individuals I speak with.
“I’ve never seen his younger son Bryce play, but others have informed me that Bryce may be the greater prospect of the two.” But Bryce, I believe, is around 13 years old. I’m not sure we’ll be able to go that far down the list.”
LeBron reportedly mentioned that he intends to play in the NBA with his son one day. This declaration will almost certainly increase Bronny’s draught stock when he gets eligible in two years.