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Bronny James not picked in 1st round of NBA draft

Bronny James draft night is probably here.

The son of career draft leader LeBron James was not selected in the first round of Wednesday’s NBA draft, and will now wait to see if he’s chosen in the second round when selections resume Thursday afternoon.


The pick that might make the most sense for Bronny James: 55th overall, a selection that happens to be held by the Los Angeles Lakers, the team LeBron James — who is set to become a free agent next week — has played for since 2018.

Bronny James not picked in 1st round of NBA draft
Southern California’s Bronny James brings the ball up the court during a game against Washington in the first round of the Pac-12 Tournament, Wednesday, March 13, 2024, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

The James family was in New York this week, but it’s unclear if Bronny James will appear in the second round of the draft.

Bronny James played one year of college basketball at Southern California and averaged 4.8 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game last season. He played in 25 games and missed the start of the season after requiring a procedure last year to repair what was diagnosed as a congenital heart defect, discovered after a cardiac arrest during summer training.

A panel of doctors cleared Bronny James to play in the NBA last month.

Bronny James – who was 6-foot-4 on USC’s roster but was 6-foot-1 1/2 at the combine – is perhaps the most talked about second-round prospect in NFL history. draft, because of his last name. . His father, a four-time NBA champion, will begin his 22nd NBA season this fall.

If Bronny James plays in the NBA next season, he and LeBron James would be the first father-son duo in the league to play simultaneously. There have been about 100 instances in NBA history where players have joined the league after their fathers played, but none at the same time.

News Source : ktla.com
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