LeBron James discusses the possibility of playing with his oldest son Bronny and his youngest son Bryce.
During the 2022 All-Star Game, Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James said he wanted to work with older son Bronny before ending his storied career. The future Hall of Famer has since adjusted his previous claims.
In a recent interview with Sports Illustrated’s Chris Ballard, James expressed interest in working with Bronny and his young son Bryce Play with.
LeBron tells @SInow he wants to play with Bronny and Bryce 🤯
“I Definitely going to see who gets first-round picks in 2024, 2025, that sort of thing; 2026, ’27. I watch that kind of stuff.” pic.twitter.com/clD3sLPwUI
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) August 30, 2022
Below is the part of the interview that James talks about playing with Bronny and Bryce , h/t Sports Illustrated.
When I asked for details, he interrupted the inquiry with a wave. “I like to throw something on the air, but I don’t [say] what’s going to happen in the next two to three years. I’m a visionary, but I’m also a person who lives in the moment.”
However, the wheels are already turning. Around our free agency deals and trades? “I’m definitely looking at who gets first-round picks in 2024, 2025, that sort of thing; 2026, ’27. I’m looking at that kind of stuff.”
I did the math – 2027? —then nodding to Bryce. “Do you have a chance to stay for this guy too?”
LeBron smiled. “I feel like I can play for a long time. So it all depends on my body, but more importantly, my mind. If my mind can stay sharp, fresh and motivated, the sky is even for me Not the limit. I can go beyond that. But we’ll see.”
LeBron James talks about possibly playing with sons Bronny and Bryce
If 17-year-old Brownie and 15-year-old Bryce All into the league, LeBron will be in his 40s. The way he plays, it’s hard not to see him play that long.
Brownie is 17 years old and currently plays for Sierra Canyon High School in Los Angeles. He is a four-star recruit who ranks 11th in California and 45th nationally in the class of 2023, according to the 247Sports Composite.
James is coming to the end of the 2021-22 season and he is out with an ankle injury. The Lakers struggled to live up to the hype, missing the playoffs after finishing 11th in the Western Conference.
This offseason, James signed a two-year, $85.7 million extension with the Lakers. The deal brings a player option of $50.4 million for the 2024-25 season.
We still have a few more years to see if James will work with his sons as surely as it will come to pass.