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The Lakers deny nepotism in the signing of LeBron James’ son: “I didn’t think about going to play with my dad”

Los Angeles Lakers officially presented to Bronny Jamesthe 19-year-old son of LeBron James (39 years old)as a new player for his franchise after being selected as number 55 in the Draft.

“Bronny has earned it… Bronny has earned it through hard work”declared JJ Redick, new Lakers coachabout the signing of LeBron’s son denying the accusations of nepotism.

Bronny thanked JJ Redick already Rob Pelinkavice president of basketball operations and general manager, everything they have “given”.

I’ve already seen social media talking about how maybe I don’t deserve a chance. I’ll get over it

Bronny James

“The anticipation of my signing certainly creates more pressure. I’ve already seen social media and the Internet talking about it and that maybe I don’t deserve a chance. But I’ve been dealing with things like this my whole life. So it’s not nothing different, but it’s more amplified, sure, but I’ll get over it,” Bronny noted.

Bronny James talks about his choice for the Lakers and believes that “I didn’t have many opportunities at USC”

LeBron James’ son wanted to clarify that “I never really thought about going to play with my dad. But that’s always there. But that wasn’t my main focus.”

I never really thought about going to play with my dad. But that’s always there. But that wasn’t my main focus.

Bronny James

LeBron and Savannah James, Bronny’s parents, did not miss the presentation of their son and Dalton Knecht (number 17 in the NBA Draft).

Bronny James was selected in the second round of the NBA Draft after averaging 4.8 points (36.6% on field goals), 2.8 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 19.3 minutes with USC in the NCAA.

“I feel like I’ve been given the opportunity to show what I can really do because I didn’t have many opportunities at USC. I’m excited for what’s to come,” he acknowledged.



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