LeBron James Reacts Strongly to Son Bronny’s Exclusion from 2024 NBA Mock Draft

LeBron James, an NBA great, stated on X (previously Twitter) that his kid Bronny “doesn’t care what a mock draft says” after ESPN changed its top picks.

According to NBC Los Angeles, James, the league’s all-time greatest scorer, responded sternly after his son was eliminated from ESPN’s 2024 mock draft. After being projected as a top-10 choice in the sports channel’s inaugural 2024 mock draft, the 19-year-old was removed.

Bronny, presently in his first year at USC, is anticipated to be chosen into the NBA in 2025. However, his father’s reaction to the most recent update indicates that they are not taking the mock draft seriously.

“Can yall please just let the kid be a kid and enjoy college basketball,” James, 39, shared in the since-deleted post. “The work and results will ultimately do the talking no matter what he decides to do. If y’all don’t know he doesn’t care what a mock draft says, he just WORKS! Earned Not Given!”

“And to all the other kids out there striving to be great just keep your head down, blinders on and keep grinding,” the future Hall of Famer and Los Angeles Lakers star added in a follow-up post. “These Mock Drafts doesn’t matter one bit! I promise you! Only the WORK MATTERS!! Let’s talk REAL BASKETBALL PEOPLE! ✌🏾👑

According to NBC Los Angeles, Bronny presently averages 5.5 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game. The student-athlete also shoots 37.1 percent from the field and 27.5 percent from behind the arc.

In July, the 19-year-old experienced a heart arrest after a workout, causing him to miss five months. Despite returning to the court in December after undergoing surgery to repair the heart problem, his mock draft prediction has suffered significantly.

His father, who is still active in the NBA, has expressed his wish to play with him. “My last year will be played with my son,” the 39-year-old told The Athletic in an interview. “I will be wherever Bronny is. I would do anything to spend one year playing with my son. It’s not about money at this time.”

In a January interview, James stated that his son “could play for us right now” following the Los Angeles Lakers’ loss to the Memphis Grizzlies, according to CBS Sports. “Easy, easy,” he said.


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