Being the son of LeBron James is really challenging, and Bronny is already feeling the pressure. LeBron James Jr. is considered a star, and people follow every step he makes. Yes, Bronny is one of the most-hyped recruits in NBA.
Bronny will play at Sierra Canyon together with Dwyane Wade’s son, Zaire. The kid played at one of the greatest AAU tournaments in the US, and he was definitely in the focus. But, we still wonder? Does his game match the hype?
Rob Dauster, a basketball writer for NBC Sport, evaluated Bronny’s game.
“Bronny is 14 years old. He has yet to take a single high school class. He
played U15 on the EYBL circuit, which is the youngest group of kids that play
at the Riverview Athletic Center.
“And yet, he was the biggest draw at an event where the gyms are always at
capacity while fans – and some media members – are constantly turned away at
the door so as to avoid fire code violations. His first game reached capacity a
good 40 minutes before tip-off. That was at 2 p.m. on a Wednesday afternoon,
before coaches were allowed in the gyms and when the public at-large was in the
middle of their work day. His second game was postponed because of the demand,
allowing Nike to put Bronny’s Strive For Greatness team in main gym. Every Nike
EYBL event has a dozens of very large, very intimidating security guards
running things, but I was in the gym an hour before the rescheduled second
game, and watching those security guards prepare for Bronny’s arrival was akin
to watching the Secret Service prepare for Barack Obama to come watch a game.
“Hell, Bronny wasn’t even allowed to go in the main entrance. He and his
team walked in through the emergency exit door.”
Dauster made a
few convincing comments, and he sure got people talking.
to Bronny, he was the third-best guard on his team and it wasn’t all that
close. Dior Johnson might be the best guard in the Class of 2022, and Skyy
Clark isn’t all that far behind. Bronny, who was playing against kids a year
older than him, was more or less relegated to playing a 3-and-D role on his team.
And he did that well, but at 6-foot-1, that’s only going to get him so far in
remember, his dad is 6-foot-8. He’s probably got some growing left to do, and
it’s hard to imagine that he won’t continue to improve as a player. So he’s got
think the best way to view Bronny as a prospect is that he’s probably going to
be a high-major talent, but the idea that he is a surefire pro and guaranteed
top five pick is an unfair level of expectation to put on the kid. So much of that
will depend on how much he grows and whether or not he can handle the pressure
of being the GOAT Jr.”