Bronny James Makes 12 3’s In A Row At NBA Draft Combine

As reported by Shams Charania of The Athletic, LeBron's son Bronny James is expected to stay in the 2024 NBA Draft, after being fully cleared by the NBA. The 19-year-old, who underwent a cardiac arrest last summer, was declared fit to play, as Bronny started his pre-draft activities, which included measurements and shooting drills on the first day of the Draft Combine Monday.

And if he didn't already have all the attention, LeBron James Jr. made his presence even more felt, turning heads of NBA scouts, when he made 12 straight 3's and finished 19/25 from the three-point line during drills.

No matter how well he performs, there is still much skepticism surrounding the USC freshman, whose stats were underwhelming during his first collegiate season. Bronny averaged 4.8 points (36.6% FG; 26.7% 3PT), 2.8 rebounds, 2.1 assists, and 0.8 steals in 19.4 minutes per game.

Former NBA player, Chandler Parsons spoke on the notion of Bronny playing in the league, "He didn't have the greatest college career, but he does have the intangibles, he does have the athleticism, he does have the defensive potential to be a solid player, he just hasn't showed us." 

Parsons said. "Bronny James hasn't even come close to reaching his potential. But with that being said, he also hasn't done enough to be drafted to an NBA team without being Bronny James." 

Some scouts have expressed even more doubts after seeing Bronny's combine height being measured at 6-foot-1 ½ without shoes and weighing in at 210 pounds, as this would certainly make James Jr. under-sized at the next level. Nevertheless, on a positive note, Bronny recorded a 6-foot-7 wingspan and 40.5-inch vertical, and looked good in the agility drills.

With that being said, considering his bloodline, defensive prowess, and ability to knock down the deep ball, there seemingly should be room on a NBA roster for the 3-and-D archetype player, who by far is the most popular prospect in the 2024 draft class. Not to mention, the team that drafts Bronny, might have a chance to bring in his pops, LeBron, who at 39-years-old still is putting up averages of 25.7 points (54% FG; 41% 3PT), 7.3 rebounds, 8.3 assists, and 1.3 steals.