Weeks after scary cardiac arrest, LeBron James’ son Bronny’s potential Lakers journey excites NBA scout

Several weeks have passed since Bronny James recovered from a cardiac arrest suffered while training with his college team USC Trojans. Bronny is the eldest child of Lakers legend LeBron James and was named a McDonald’s All-American as a senior in high school in 2023. Now that the 18-year-old has ended his high school career and is playing college basketball for the USC Trojans, the youngster is projected to be one of the top draft picks in the 2024 NBA draft.

It is evident that Bronny James looks to follow his father’s path to fame on the court. With his possible NBA career in context, there are expectations that he will be drafted by the LA Lakers in the near future.

NBA scout foresees Bronny James donning purple and gold

The Los Angeles Lakers may not have a first-round pick in the 2024 NBA Draft. However, an NBA scout mentioned that if they do get a pick in the first round of next year’s draft, they won’t pass on LeBron James’ son, Bronny.

Bronny James
Sierra Canyon High School guard Bronny James dribbles against Perry High School at Footprint Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

The scout told HoopsHype, “I think Bronny will go in the draft because of who he is, and some team will really think LeBron will come if they draft him. If the Lakers get a pick, they won’t pass on him. He’s a decent player. He reminds me of Austin Rivers as a player, and he’s stayed in the league for over a decade.”

LeBron James, who is 38 years old, was the first overall pick in the 2003 NBA Draft. He played for three teams during his 20 seasons in the NBA: the Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, and the LA Lakers. He hopes the Lakers have the first overall pick in the 2024 NBA Draft and that Bronny James soon joins him at the Los Angeles Lakers.

LeBron James’ 18-year-old son Bronny suffered cardiac arrest

Bronny James suffered a cardiac arrest while training for the University of Southern California basketball team on July 24, 2023. He was quickly taken to the hospital, as stated by a family spokesperson. As per the reports, the spokesperson briefed, “Yesterday while practicing Bronny James suffered a cardiac arrest. Medical staff was able to treat Bronny and take him to the hospital. He is now in stable condition and no longer in ICU.”

LeBron James and Bronny James
LeBron James and Bronny James (via AP)

“We ask for respect and privacy for the James family and we will update the media when there is more information. LeBron and Savannah wish to publicly send their deepest thanks and appreciation to the USC medical and athletic staff for their incredible work and dedication to the safety of their athletes.”, he concluded. At the age of 18, James is a freshman on the USC basketball team.

He earned this position after being one of the top recruits in the nation during his senior year at Sierra Canyon School in Los Angeles. Would you like to see Bronny James succeed his dad in the LA Lakers? Leave your thoughts in the comment section.

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