LeBron James Talks Plans To Play in NBA With Son

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| LAST UPDATE 08/31/2022

By Zuzanna Krause
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As the upcoming NBA season approaches, there's a whole lot of talk around billionaire baller LeBron James and how many more seasons he has before he decides to retire. However, the Lakers star revealed before he calls it quits that he would love to play in the league alongside his oldest son, Bronny. However, in a new interview with Sports Illustrated, James' family members said they weren't necessarily filled in on the plan until number 23 said it publicly...

With 19 seasons in his back pocket playing for some of the best teams in the league, James will be retiring in the next few years. But if it were up to him, he would wait to play with his 17-year-old son, Bronny James. The high school senior inherited the athletic gene from his dad and is dominating the courts as a high school senior in Los Angeles. However, his path to the NBA alongside his pops is unclear for now - especially considering his family was unaware of the plan up until recently.

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James' wife Savannah opened up to Sports Illustrated, confessing the couple "hadn't talked about" Bronny joining the league, although the high school senior called it "pretty cool." Uh, yeah, we would also say that is pretty cool. However, Savannah did tell the publication, "I mean, yes, because obviously, you ask the boys what they want to be when they're 10, 11 years old. I want to be in the NBA. And I think that's just something that was near and dear to LeBron's heart." It would be near and dear to our hearts as well.

The NBA player admitted the family doesn't "talk about the future too much," but he would love to play against Bronny in future seasons. In a viral interview, James told The Atlantic, "I would do whatever it takes to play with my son for one year." And now, just a bit later, number 23 confirmed"My last year will be played with my son," and "Wherever Bronny is at, that's where I'll be. I would do whatever it takes to play with my son for one year." Well, we're hoping that day gets here as soon as possible - and until then, we'll be patiently waiting...

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