Bronnie James is one step closer to the NBA, after signing his decision to play basketball at the University of Southern California.
Ranked as the 21st player in the high school class of 2023 by 247Sports, James looks set to make an immediate impact on the Trojans during his freshman season, leading many to speculate about his future in the NBA.
Of course, it also helps that James is the son of LeBron James, the leading scorer in NBA history, who has long expressed a desire to play with his son before the end of his career.
Now that LeBron James is considering retirement, it’s worth reconsidering how soon his son Bronnie could join the NBA ranks.
When could Bronny James be in the NBA?
Bronny James can play in NBA from 2024-2025 season.
Under the collective bargaining agreement between the NBA and the Players Association, a player must be at least 19 years old in the calendar year in which the draft is held and at least one year has passed since graduating from school.
As a 2023 high school graduate, Broni will have to wait until 2024 to enter the NBA Draft.
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Although the 2023 NBA Draft hasn’t arrived yet, Bronny James has promising prospects for the 2024 NBA Draft.
ESPN’s Jonathan Givoni ranked James in the top 10 in his 2024 NBA Mock Draft released in February. In the time that followed, James helped himself with impressive performances at the McDonald’s All-American Game and the Nike Hoop Summit.
As mentioned above, his commitment to USC is another step towards his NBA dream.
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How old is Bronny James?
Bronny James is 18 years old. He was born on 6th October 2004, so he will be 19 years old in a few months.
Although James meets the minimum age to join the NBA, it is his school rankings that prevent him from signing up for the NBA draft until 2024.
Could LeBron James Play In The NBA With His Son Bronny?
During Brony James’ junior year of high school, LeBron spoke about his aspirations for his son, saying, “I want him to make it in the NBA… I want to be on the court with him, I Looks like it’s going to be an amazing time.”
After Brony committed to USC in early May, LeBron doubled down on his goal, reiterating that “I was serious, and I’m still serious (about playing in the NBA with my son). “
LeBron offered a clarification, saying that “Just because it’s my aspiration or my goal, doesn’t mean it’s his. And I totally agree with that.”
Whether or not Bronnie shares the goal of playing with his father remains to be seen, but as a much-promised promise, he is still on the road.
Will LeBron James Retire From The NBA In 2023?
After the Lakers lost to the Denver Nuggets in the 2023 Western Conference Finals, James took an ominous tone about his future in the NBA, saying, “To be honest, I have a lot to think about. Just personal to me.” Definitely looking forward.” A game of basketball, a lot to think about.”
Turner Sports’ Chris Haynes reported that James is “unsure” whether or not he will be with the Lakers for the start of next season, adding that retirement is “under consideration”.
James echoed a similar sentiment to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin, saying, “I have to think about (walking away).”