LeBron James has this week responded to the critics about his son Bronny’s biggest perceived weakness on the basketball court.
Being LeBron’s offspring, Bronny is always going to be compared to his Dad, which probably isn’t fair considering he happens to be the NBA’s greatest all-time scorer and an all round basketball freak.
Bronny’s USC debut is on the horizon and he’s mostly been lauded for his athletic ability, quickness and agility on the court.
However, some fans believe the notion that Bronny isn’t athletic in the way LeBron was at the same age.
An X user posted a video of Bronny’s highlights and in the caption argued that he is just as athletic as LeBron was and can do all the things he could do, despite being shorter.
LeBron saw the video and unsurprisingly, called out the “casuals” who don’t get it.
Exactly!!! He’s definitely just as if not right there at his age. The casuals just like to argue about 💩 they literally don’t know about https://t.co/DO0AyW8b4k
— LeBron James (@KingJames) October 10, 2023
There will be a lot of pressure on Bronny to perform when he begins his 2023-24 campaign with USC.
But he may need to start out a bit slower since the young star went into cardiac arrest during over the summer in the school gym.
The younger James underwent further testing and it was discovered he had a congenital heart defect, which he has received treatment for.
At Lakers media day recently, LeBron gave an encouraging update on the state of Bronny’s health.
“Bronny is doing extremely well,” James said. “He has begun his rehab process to get back on the floor this season with his teammates at USC. (With) the successful surgery that he had, he’s on the up-and-up.
“It’s definitely a whirlwind, a lot of emotions for our family this summer. But the best thing we have is each other and we stuck behind each other and gave each other strength through the whole process. We are happy to see where he is today and we look forward to seeing what his future still has in store for him.”
The Trojans will begin their campaign on November 7 against Kansas State.