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Bronny James goes undrafted on first night with LeBron on edge

Bronny James was not selected on the opening day of the 2024 NBA Draft.

All 30 picks went down Wednesday night without LeBron’s son’s name being mentioned, leaving his NBA future up in the air ahead of Thursday’s draft festivities.

Bronny, 19, going undrafted in the first round wasn’t exactly a shock — he had been considered a likely second-round pick throughout the draft process.

Bronny James went undrafted on Wednesday. P.A.

He only had two individual workouts this summer with the Lakers and Suns, although he had the opportunity to work out for other teams.

The Lakers passed on Bronny at No. 17, opting to take Dalton Knecht from Tennessee.

Rich Paul of Klutch Sports, Bronny’s agent, said he would not entertain two-way offers, instead demanding an NBA contract.

“It’s nothing new,” Paul said, according to ESPN. “The goal is to find a team that values ​​your guy and try to push him to get there. It’s important to understand the context and realize that this has always been the strategy for many of my clients over the years, especially those in need of development like Bronny. My stuff is designed.

LeBron and Bronny James in 2019. P.A.

Bronny had a disappointing season at USC, averaging 4.8 points per game in 25 contests.

Bronny’s season, however, was affected by a cardiac arrest he suffered during preseason practice in July.

LeBron was sentimental the morning of the first day on social media as his son hoped to launch his NBA career.

“There is nothing better in the world of FN than raising my boys to be MEN!” LeBron wrote on Instagram. “He arrives here and gets very emotional just thinking about your journey so far!”

Bronny James was not selected in the first round of the 2024 NBA Draft. P.A.

“Thank you both for allowing me to be your FATHER and be a part of your compass through the trials and tribulations of life! »

The second round of the NBA Draft begins Thursday at 4 p.m. in Brooklyn.

News Source : nypost.com
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