Former NBA star Baron Davis believes LeBron James’ son Bronny would benefit from playing alongside his father.
“Your daddy is LeBron James,” Davis told TMZ Sports. “I think this will only help him.”
“You say it will enable him because your dad is on the team, but like, no, it’s different,” Davis said. “It’s LeBron. LeBron is a coach, a basketball genius and this is his seed.
Whether or not the older James should team up with the younger James in the NBA has been a hot topic as of late. Austin Rivers recently said he didn’t want to see the two join forces, and Stephen Jackson later called on the 31-year-old to share his thoughts.
“And your dad, not LeBron, shut up,” Jackson said. “The difference is you’re trash, not Bronny. You can’t compare a scrub to it.
Young James did not play at the top of his game in the University of Southern California basketball team’s recent game against Stanford University on February 10, at least from the point of view of goals.
In 24 minutes of play for the Trojans, he scored just six points on 2-of-7 shooting from the field and 1-of-3 shooting from deep. The younger James also had three rebounds, three assists and a steal in the Trojans’ 31-point road loss.
The 19-year-old fared no better as a scorer in his team’s overtime loss to the University of California, Berkeley on February 7. He logged 28 minutes of action against the Golden Bears, but totaled just five points on 1-of-5 3-point shooting.
The younger James has appeared in 16 games with the Trojans so far during the 2023-24 regular season, his first season with the team, and is averaging 5.8 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2, 6 assists per game while shooting 35.6% from the field and 27.1%. percent of the depths.
The teenager did not have much team success in his first season of college basketball. The Trojans are 9-15 this season after losing to the Cardinal and have lost eight of their last nine games.
As for the elder James, he remains one of the best players in the NBA despite turning 39 in December. He has only missed six games for the Los Angeles Lakers so far during the 2023-24 regular season and is averaging 24.8 points, 7.3 rebounds and 7.8 assists per game with 51.9% shooting from the field and 39.3% from 3 points.
The elder James recently won the 20th All-Star of his professional career, which is the most by any player in NBA history. For comparison, former Lakers star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has the second-most All-Star appearances in league history, as he accumulated 19 during his playing days.