No father has ever shared an NBA court with his son in the league's history. However, we could witness history in the not-so-distant future as LeBron's son, Bronny, looks set for the big league.
As the greatest athlete in NBA history, it would be no surprise that it is LeBron James who breaks this inconceivable record.
When will LeBron James retire?
James has pretty much all-but confirmed that he will not retire until he spends an NBA season with his son.
"My last year will be played with my son," James told The Athletic. "Wherever Bronny is at, that's where I'll be. I would do whatever it takes to play with my son for one year. It's not about the money at that point."
When can Bronny James play in the NBA?
Of course, Bronny actually has to be signed by an NBA team. He is a talented kid, and who his father is will do him no harm whatsoever. Expect to see him in the NBA one day.
Bronny will be eligible to enter the 2024 Draft, which would come after one season in college. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver revealed in May 2019 that he was looking to get rid of the one-and-done rule. Meaning the best high school prospects could jump straight into the NBA rather than going to college for a year. If this comes into effect soon, Bronny could declare for the draft in 2023.
"There are a bunch of issues that need to be worked through between us and the players association, so it's something we're in active discussions about," Silver said. "It's a few years away, I think."
Bronny is currently a high school junior at Sierra Canyon School in California, stands 6'3" and can play point guard or shooting guard. He turns 18 in October 2022.
Look forward to LeBron and Bronny making history when they share the court together.
It will be at a completely random team, but it's going to be very fun regardless of who they play for.
It will be very good for the league, great exposure. And even if Bronny goes undrafted, a team will likely sign the father and son duo for the publicity at the very least. Knowing LeBron, he will still be averaging 25 points per game in 2025 anyway, making him a desirable player for every NBA team.
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