Lakers Open To Making LeBron’s Dream Come True Drafting Son

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The Lakers appear very interested in drafting the son of their star player LeBron James, and making his dreams come true — according to The Atlethic.

LeBron didn’t comment on his future with the organization after the Denver Nuggets eliminated him in the playoffs. The Lakers have the No. 55 pick in the upcoming draft but may also get the No. 17 pick if the Pelicans defer their owed pick to 2025.

LeBron’s son, Bronny James, declared for this year’s draft in April. Bronny averaged 4.8 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 2.1 assists in 25 games at USC, shooting 36.6% from the field.

A possible first in NBA history, LeBron has shared the desire to play alongside his son for years. After his contract ends with the Lakers this year, the 21-year veteran is open to joining any NBA team that drafts his son. 

Bronny’s time with the NCAA was restricted after he suffered a cardiac arrest during practice in July 2023. The 19-year-old underwent a three-day hospitalization and procedure to treat a congenital heart defect.

The 2024 NBA Draft is scheduled for June 26-27 at Barclays Center, followed by the start of NBA free agency on July 1.

In other news, LeBron James and longtime business partner Maverick Carter launched a hair care line with seven products inspired by their hit interview series, The Shop.

“There was no aha moment, there was more of a feeling,” Carter told People about creating the barbershop-inspired brand. “Bringing communities together” and “empowering them through conversations.”

Carter on LeBron’s commitment to business: “He’s the most committed and dedicated person that I’ve ever seen, and that’s why he’s such a high achiever,” Carter continues. “I think there’ll be much more for fans to learn about him as his [NBA] career winds down and he goes into the next chapters of his life and career.”