Skip Bayless asserts LeBron James’ son Bronny will play for the Lakers next season irrespective of what anyone says

Skip Bayless reflects the general sentiment of basketball fans towards the news of Bronny James's draft declaration.


Skip Bayless asserts LeBron James’ son Bronny will play for the Lakers next season irrespective of what anyone says

Bronny James and Skip Bayless

Since declaring for the 2024 NBA Draft, everyone has had something to say about Bronny James, including veteran TV analyst Skip Bayless, who took to his show, “Undisputed” to share his thoughts on the younger James’ possible team. 

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While everyone thought Bronny should stay one more season in the collegiate sport and properly develop himself, Bayless has always been “pro-NBA now.” He took it a step further when he decided to predict his possible destination. 

But I think he has enough of an offensive skillset as a complementary player, especially to his father. I just believe he’s gonna be a Los Angeles Laker next year whether you like it or not.
Skip Bayless via Undisputed

Skip Bayless’ opinion portrays the general mindset that exists in the basketball community, nepotism or not, that he would end up playing with his father. Whether he doesn’t get drafted in the first round, the chances of him getting picked in the second make even more sense. 

And with LeBron James’ contract expiring at the end of the season, there’s now a high chance that he would fulfill his dream of starring alongside his son. Whether that happens in the famous Purple and Gold is anyone’s guess. 

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Skip Bayless’ honest impression of Bronny James 

Aside from predicting Bronny James’ possible NBA team, Skip Bayless also assessed his skills and where he most likely would excel in the competitive NBA. 

When I watched his USC games, I saw an NBA defender. He can hold his own on that side of the floor at the next level.
Skip Bayless via Undisputed

Bayless believes his unique skills set him apart and doesn’t expect him to contribute much on the offensive side. Sharing in the same sentiment are certain NBA executives, as reported by The Athletic’s Shams Charania, who sees Bronny as an NBA-caliber defender

Furthermore, his freshman season didn’t go exactly as planned, mainly as a result of the cardiac arrest he suffered last summer. He averaged just 4.9 PPG, 2.9 RPG, and 2.2 APG for the USC Trojan, but that doesn’t define his career moving forward as he has a chance to build from the experience and knowledge the NBA provides, or he could return to college and join another team via the transfer portal. 

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