Chris Broussard: “I think LeBron should tone down the talk about wanting to play with Bronny for several reasons. One is that Bronny is already growing up in just about the greatest shadow you could grow up in for an athlete. Your dad is widely regarded as one of the two best players to ever play, so you could pretty much never live up to what dad did, and you’re trying to be the best player you can be. So you have THAT shadow over you. I’d love to see Bronny and LeBron in the league at the same time, but if I was Bronny I don’t know that I would want to be on the same team as dad. And I love my dad, my dad is living with me now, I brought him and my mom to live with us, but at 19 or 20 did I necessarily want to be on the same team as my dad? NO. I get Ken Griffey and Ken Griffey Jr., but Griffey wasn’t a superstar, his son was. The son was outshining the dad, and it was baseball, which is an individual sport played as a team sport. One person’s performance doesn’t necessarily affect the other’s. The second reason why I think LeBron needs to tamp it down a bit is that this is putting a ton of pressure on Bronny to get to the league in two years. Right now he is not on a one-and-done trajectory. ‘24/7 Sports’ composite rankings have him ranked as the 7th best shooting guard of his class, and the 47th ranked player overall. That certainly doesn’t mean you can’t get to the NBA, but not many, if any, ranked that low have gone one-and-done. I would not want LeBron to pressure a team to draft Bronny before he’s ready. If he has to play three years in college and he doesn’t play with LeBron, then so be it, but I think the onus has to be on Bronny’s timetable and making sure he’s really ready for the NBA rather than ‘let’s get him there as soon as possible so he can play with LeBron.’” (Full Segment Above)
Listen to Chris Broussard explain why he thinks LeBron James needs to ‘tone down the talk’ about his desires to play with his son, Bronny, as Chris lays out the reasons why LeBron’s bold aspirations could end up hurting the career development of his 17-year-old son.
Check out the segment above as Chris details why Bronny might not even want to play on the same team as his dad.