LeBron James on College Basketball: From Father’s Concerns to Son’s Career Ahead

LeBron James Opens Up About Feeling ‘Anxiety’ Watching Son Bronny Play for USC and Criticizes College Basketball

In a recent episode of the “Mind the Game” podcast with JJ Redick, Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James shared his concerns about college basketball as he watched his son, Bronny James, play at USC. He admitted that it causes him more stress and anxiety than he’s ever experienced to watch a full 40-minute college basketball game, especially when it involves his son.

James also expressed his frustrations about the college game, criticizing certain coaching strategies like throwing the ball into the post without purpose. He believes that the dynamic of the game has changed and that some decisions made on the court are not beneficial to the team’s success.

Despite missing multiple games due to a health scare that saw him go into cardiac arrest during a summer workout, Bronny James had a challenging start to his college career. However, he played 25 games during the 2023-24 season, averaging 4.8 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 2.1 assists per game. With USC’s season coming to an end, he will need to decide whether to declare for the upcoming NBA Draft or return for another season with the Trojans.

LeBron James emphasized that the draft decision ultimately lies with his son and that they will explore all options before making a choice. As Bronny prepares for the transition to the NBA or another year in college, his family will support him in this important decision.

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