Kevin Durant Explains Why Bronny James Is The Real Deal

Bronny James

Bronny James is projected to go in the top 10 of the 2024 NBA Draft, and while some may say that’s because he’s LeBron’s son, Kevin Durant believes Bronny’s draft projection is entirely justified.

“Bronny’s a McDonald’s All-American, Hoop Summit member … probably Jordan Classic, so yeah, I can understand why he’s up there,” Durant said on his podcast.

KD also spoke about how Bronny has developed over the years.

“I’ve seen Bronny laying the ball up a couple years ago, now I see him taking off everywhere,” he said.

“His body developed. I feel like we’ve been watching him since he was two, three years old, you know what I’m saying? So to see where he is now, I’m rooting for him. Hopefully he gets to play with Bron at some point.”

Durant’s comments have the backing of ESPN’s lead draft analyst Jonathan Givony, who has previously noted how well Bronny has developed.

“As most of his peers have flatlined the past 12 to 18 months, James has grown, filled out his frame, found another gear with his explosiveness and become an absolute terror off the ball defensively thanks to his outstanding intensity and feel for the game,” Givony said.

Bronny has not yet chosen which pathway he’ll take to the NBA, but Durant says he hopes James takes the college route and even guessed that he’ll choose USC.

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