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LeBron James wants to stay in NBA ‘for quite a while,’ even until Bryce’ debut

LeBron James wants to stay in NBA ‘for quite a while,’ even until Bryce’ debut

  • Lakers
Aug 31
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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James has said multiple times that he wanted to close his NBA chapter by playing alongside his two sons, Bronny and Bryce. The former has just started his senior year at Sierra Canyon School in California.

The four-time NBA champion said that he did not mind waiting “for quite a while” until his two sons could make their professional debut. The 37-year-old admitted that while his body might restrain him from returning to his prime, what matters most is his mind and staying “sharp and fresh” also “motivated.”

While King James might have shared it publicly multiple times, it turns out the family was not aware of his intentions. His wife, Savannah, told Sports Illustrated’s Chris Ballard that the two “hadn’t talked about it” until the pro revealed it publicly.

Bronny also told Ballard he was not aware of his dad’s idea, although he considered it to be “pretty cool.” Regardless, Bronny has a bright future in the sport and Bryce, who is also at Sierra Canyon School, trails close behind.

According to ESPN’s basketball recruiting director Paul Biancardi, Bronny’s entry into the NCAA could be anytime soon as he is “being pursued” by major college programs, such as the UCLA Bruins, USC Trojans, Michigan Wolverines, Oregon Ducks, and more. Meaning that Bronny’s NBA debut is getting closer.

LeBron, who is entering his 20th season in the NBA, said wrapping up his professional career playing with or against his sons would be “the icing on the cake.”

“We don’t even really talk about the future too much. I put it in the air because I like to talk to the basketball gods out there and see if things can come to fruition,” the 18-time NBA All-Star said. “I’ve always set out goals in my career, talked to the basketball gods, and they’ve listened to all of them. Hopefully, they can listen to this last one, too.”

"I feel like I could play for quite a while. So it's all up to my body, but more importantly, my mind. If my mind can stay sharp and fresh and motivated, then the sky's not even a limit for me. I can go beyond that. But we shall see."

- LeBron James - told Sports Illustrated's Chris Ballard

"I've always let them just see if they had a love for [basketball], Because, at the end of the day, nothing is going to come to fruition if you're just doing it because you feel like it's what your parents are doing. Nah, it's going to fizzle out too fast."

- LeBron James - told Sports Illustrated's Chris Ballard

"I like to throw things out in the airwaves, but I'm not one to [say] what's going to happen in the next two to three years. I am a visionary, but I'm also a guy that lives in the moment."

- LeBron James

  • LeBron James

    LeBron Raymone James Sr. is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. He is nicknamed "King James."

  • Bronny James

    LeBron Raymone "Bronny" James Jr. is an American high school basketball player who attends Sierra Canyon School in Los Angeles. He is the eldest child of professional basketball player LeBron James.

  • Los Angeles Lakers

    The Los Angeles Lakers are an American professional basketball team based in Los Angeles.