Lakers select LeBron James’ son Bronny with 55th pick

Bronny James will be joining his dad, LeBron, after getting drafted by the Lakers (

By Leobert Julian A. de la Peña

Bronny James, the eldest son of NBA superstar LeBron, is bound to make league history after getting picked 55th overall by the Los Angeles Lakers during the recently concluded NBA Rookie Draft ceremony presented by State Farm.

If Bronny can sign a contract with the Lakers organization, he will then make NBA history with LeBron as the only father-and-son tandem to play in the league.

All eyes were on Bronny soon as he declared himself for this year’s draft. From his off-season preparations to the NBA Draft Combine, scouts from all over the league were dying to witness if he could really perform in the big boys’ league.

Now that he was formally drafted into the league deep into the second round, Bronny will now have a chance to showcase his skill set that improved through the years since his high school stint with the Sierra Canyon School.

Projected as a late pick-up in the second round by most experts and analysts, Bronny collected enough praise during the combine after displaying his three-point shooting prowess and athleticism.

According to Bleacher Report’s Draft Expert Jonathan Wasserman, Bronny can be compared to De’Anthony Melton, a guard from the Philadelphia 76ers.

“For scoring, he’ll be highly dependent on converting in transition and making jump shots, either off the catch or one to two dribbles. He projects as more of a complementary piece who takes what’s given to him, moves the ball and rarely makes an unforced mistake,” wrote Wasserman in his scouting report.

In addition, some NBA scouts also emphasized Bronny’s great defensive ability and a quick lateral movement which is a must in the modern guard skill set.

However, the Lakers are yet to finalize if they will be offering Bronny a year-length contract, including the clauses and terms.


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