Lakers' LeBron James Says Son Bronny 'Inspires Me' After Triple-Double vs. Magic

Doric SamDecember 13, 2021

#0 of the Sierra Canyon Trailblazers and father LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers walk off the court following the Hoophall West tournament at Footprint Center on December 11, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James notched a triple-double in Sunday's win over the Orlando Magic.

After the game, James said he felt some extra motivation after watching his son LeBron "Bronny" James Jr. and his Sierra Canyon High School team play on Saturday.

"He inspires me," James said of his son. "I felt really good waking up today after watching him and his team last night. I just tried to do my part."

Bronny James finished with 11 points, five rebounds, three steals and two blocks in Sierra Canyon's 65-52 win on Saturday. 

James went for 30 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists and three blocks as the Lakers won 106-94 to improve to 15-13. He was the only Los Angeles player to score over 20 points.

Russell Westbrook and Talen Horton-Tucker added 19 points apiece, and Carmelo Anthony added 13 off the bench. The Lakers were without star big man Anthony Davis, who missed his second straight game with left knee soreness.

When asked if he would go over film of Sunday's performance with Bronny, James said he would and hopes it will help both of them improve.

"Absolutely, we're always trying to figure out how we can be better, not only individually but for the betterment of our teams," James said. "It's all about playing hard, playing for your teammates and trying to figure out how to win a ball game."

Sunday's win was Los Angeles' fifth victory in its last seven games. The Lakers will have a few days of rest before beginning a three-game road trip on Wednesday against the Dallas Mavericks.