Lakers pick Bronny James No. 55 overall where he’ll play in the NBA with his dad LeBron james

June 28, 2024

Lakers pick Bronny James No. 55 overall where he’ll play in the NBA with his dad LeBron

LeBron and Bronny will be the first father-son duo to play on the same team in NBA history

The 2024 NBA Draft is all wrapped up and opened with French prospect Zaccharie Risacher going No. 1 overall to the Atlanta HawksFour players from France, along with a host of college stars headlinedthe first day of the inaugural two-day NBA draft.

The top name heading into Round 2 was Bronny James who was selected No. 55 overall by the Los Angeles Lakers to play with his NBA icon dad. LeBron James has commented consistently over the past several years that he’d like to play with his son before he retires, and heading into his 22nd NBA season, the NBA’s all-time leading scorer has gotten his wish.

During the second round broadcast, ESPN’s Bob Myers reported that James family agent Rich Paul is telling teams Bronny doesn’t want to play for not to draft him, or he’ll go play in Australia instead.

“Rich Paul is calling teams, don’t take Bronny James … if you take him, he’s going to Australia.” 😳 


LeBron “Bronny” James Jr. is taking his talents to … Los Angeles, as many expected.
James, the son of NBA superstar LeBron James, was drafted by his father’s Lakerswith the 55th overall pick pick in the 2024 NBA Draft on Thursday, after going unselected in the first round.
The 6-foot-3 guard out of the University of Southern California has been a major talking point in this draft. While a lot of the hype may come from his last name, his game has steadily developed over the years to prepare him for this moment.