The NBL welcomed the Ball show, and now it can have a realistic shot at a Bronny show.
According to the report The athleticsLeBron James’ oldest son, Brony, will choose between college, G League Ignite and the Australian NBL for 2023 high school.
As LeBron plots his final few years of eligibility for an extension in Los Angeles, one thing that’s clear is that the future Hall of Famer wants to play in the NBA with his son — more than anything else.
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Brony, 17, will be eligible for the 2024 draft, leaving the door open for LeBron to be drafted by any team he plays for or willing to make the Braves franchise out of the King’s interest.
Discussing LeBron’s future, The Athletic’s Joe Varden mentioned Brony’s options, including the NBL in a hidden nugget, much to the delight of Australian basketball fans.
“Brony, in the fall of 2023, will be in college, with the G League Ignite or in Australia … or wherever Rich Paul puts him,” Varden wrote.
Broney is a 6’3 point guard, ranked 39th in the ESPN 100 Top Recruit Rankings.
Sydney Kings owner Paul Smith told the Sydney Morning Herald in March: “There’s only one city that’s good enough for LeBron and Brony and that’s Sydney.”
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With LaMelo Ball and Josh Giddy, among others, proving that Australia provides the perfect platform for the NBA, a plan could be hatched to convince Brony and LeBron that the NBL is the right step in his development.
James, who is entering the final year of his contract with the Lakers, has discussed his future with Los Angeles with team vice president and general manager Rob Pelinka, according to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin.
Rich Paul, James’ agent and CEO of Clutch Sports, told ESPN that the two sides had what he called productive discussions. But a new agreement has yet to be reached.