LeBron James Reveals His Evaluation of Bronny James As A Prospect

LeBron James is impressed with his son's handling of the draft process.
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As we approach the 2024 NBA Draft, all eyes are on Bronny James. Not only is there plenty of intrigue about where LeBron's son is going to play, but there is also a ton of interest in finding out how good he actually can be.

Until now, LeBron James has shied away from talking about his son Bronny and his draft prospects. He has mostly just attended the draft combine and supported him throughout the process. On the latest episode of his podcast Mind The Game with JJ Redick, James finally addressed Bronny and the type of draft prospect he is.

And he couldn't be more proud.

LeBron James Talks About Bronny and the Draft Process

When addressing Bronny's journey so far, LeBron sounds like a proud dad. The most impressive part of his son's game, according to LeBron, is his mindset. Prioritizing being a winning player and identifying his NBA comparison as a Derrick White, Jrue Holiday, Marcus Smart type of player were particularly intriguing for LeBron.

"To see him mention guys like Derrick White, Jrue Holiday, a few other guys, Marcus Smart, in our league, Davion Mitchell, these are guys who like come in and for a team that is trying to win championships, a team that wants to win every night, these are the players that you have to have on your team. It doesn’t always show up in the box scores, but it always shows up in the winning plays."

LeBron James on his son Bronny

Despite having endless scrutiny and media attention on him, Bronny has carried himself very well. Instead of buckling under pressure in the shadow of his father, Bronny found his own playing style, shaping his game around defense-first combo guards.

LeBron further explained that he had nothing to do with this. Apparently, Bronny identified the type of player he wanted to become and has been working endlessly to become that.

Bronny will never be LeBron James. No one will likely be. But the fact that he is carving his own path and trying to become a quality NBA player in the mold that he feels comfortable with deserves a ton of praise.

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