LeBron James’ ultimate NBA goal?
It doesn’t have to do with the number of rings or MVP trophies he claims.
He wants to play long enough for his son to catch up with him as a member of the world’s premier basketball league.
— UNINTERRUPTED (@uninterrupted) June 12, 2018
“What was the greatest achievement of my life? If I’m on the same court as my son in the NBA,” LeBron said on his media network Uninterrupted. “That would be No. 1 in my lifetime as an NBA player.”
Right now, there’s little reason to doubt that LeBron James Jr., aka Bronny, will make it to the NBA. The 13-year-old is one of the nation’s top players in his class, yielding countless highlight reels.
The latest shows the rising eighth-grader balling out on rising ninth-graders.
Helping LeBron’s dream of going all Griffey on the league: Commissioner Adam Silver is apparently eager to do away with the one-and-done rule.
The NBA and NBPA conversations on eliminating the one-and-done draft rule — which would allow high school seniors to enter the NBA — are centered on the 2020 Draft as the earliest possible date for change, league sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) April 25, 2018
If he forgoes a year of college, LeBron’s eldest would be eligible for the draft in 2023, when LeBron’s 38.
Considering LeBron could probably be a valuable contributor to an NBA squad into his 50s, this dream doesn’t seem that far off.
Bronny just has to maintain his spot atop his age group, and be willing to get hacked by his old man.
“I’ll foul the s— out of him!” LeBron said in 2017 of playing against his son in the NBA. “I’d give him all six fouls. I’d foul the s— out of Bronny, man.”