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Bronny James Turning Down Pre-Draft Workouts From All But Two Teams

Bronny James isn't viewed as an NBA talent at the moment, but he does have a famous father and a widely respected NBA agent to help him get to the league. And now just the league, but perhaps be able to pick his exact team.

Per Shams Charania of The Athletic, James has received invites for pre-draft workouts from at least 10 teams, but will actually only work out for two — the Los Angeles Lakers and Phoenix Suns.

The Lakers, of course, are his father's squad. They own the Nos. 17 and 55 overall picks in the 2024 NBA Draft. But Charania said the Suns could take James at No. 22.

Remember, Bronny averaged 4.8 points for a disappointing USC team in his lone college season. In fairness, he did suffer a heart scare before the season ever even tipped off.

Nonetheless, we wouldn't be talking about any of this if he weren't LeBron James' kid. But he is, and the conversation is therefore very worth having. Drafting Bronny James may not be a great basketball decision, but it is a fantastic business decision. And the NBA is a business.

"Bronny James has over 10 workout invites," Charania said on FanDuel TV's Run It Back. "I'm told he's only going to visit a couple of those, and that's going to include the Lakers and the Phoenix Suns."

He is also a basketball celebrity of the greatest kind — a good person whose father is considered by many to be the greatest player of all time. Yet Bronny James told NBA reporters he aims to make his own name.

"Honestly, I feel like this is a serious business," Bronny said. "I don't think there would be a thought of, 'I'm just drafting this kid because I'm going to get his dad.' I don't think a GM would really allow that. I think I've put in the work and if I get drafted it will be because of not only the player but also the person I am."

No father has played with or against his son in the NBA. Bronny has declared for the 2024 NBA Draft while maintaining his college eligibility. He has until May 29 to decide whether to stay in the draft or return to college.