LeBron James Vows To Play In NBA With Son Bronny, Fans Predict They’re Headed To Oklahoma City
“I would do whatever it takes to play with my son for one year. It’s not about the money at that point.”
LeBron’s current contract with the Lakers expires in 2023. As CBS Sports reports, Bronny James won’t be eligible to enter the NBA until 2024, unless there is a change to the one-and-done rule that requires athletes to be at least 19 and one year removed from the graduation date of their high school class.
“Wherever Bronny is at, that’s where I’ll be,” LeBron told The Athletic in a recent interview. I would do whatever it takes to play with my son for one year. It’s not about the money at that point.”
That quote is being analyzed alongside LeBron’s gushing comments about Oklahoma City Thunder GM Sam Presti.
Following Team LeBron’s tight 163-160 win over Team Durant at the 2022 NBA All-Star Game—a victory sealed by James’ ridiculous one-legged jump shot—King James praised Presti’s penchant for drafting legacy players.
“The MVP over there is Sam Presti… I don’t understand this guy’s eye for talent,” James said of the executive, who has held the position since 2007. “He drafted [Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook], Jeff Green, Serge Ibaka, Reggie Jackson, Josh Giddey. … This guy is pretty damn good.”
BroBible points out that from 2022 to 2028, OKC has 38 picks —19 first- and 19 second-round picks. Plenty of basketball fans are convinced they’ve connected showing that father-son James duo will don OKC colors. (Check out MaximBet’s next team odds for LeBron here.)
Here, some of the best reactions from NBA Twitter about the LeBron/Bronny/OKC speculation below: