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Windhorst: Some Insiders See LeBron James' Son Bryce as Better Prospect Than Bronny

Tyler Conway@@jtylerconwayFeatured Columnist IVMarch 30, 2022

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While there has been constant talk about LeBron James someday playing with his son, Bronny, NBA evaluators think the superstar's eldest son might not be the best member of the James Gang's next generation.

ESPN's Brian Windhorst said some in the NBA feel James' younger son, Bryce, has a higher basketball ceiling. 

"There are people who told me that Bryce actually might be the better prospect amongst the two," Windhorst said on the Dan Patrick Show (14-minute mark). "Bryce, I think, is 13 or something like that. I don't know if we can go that far." 

Bronny James has been lauded as an NBA prospect since his early teen years but hasn't quite reached can't-miss status in the recruiting class of 2023. The composite rankings at 247Sports, which include most major evaluators, have Bronny ranked No. 34 in his class—a solid 4-star prospect but not quite a one-and-done lock.

LeBron James has been open about his desire to someday play with his son before his retirement.

“My last year will be played with my son,” James told Jason Lloyd of The Athletic in February. “Wherever Bronny is at, that’s where I’ll be. I would do whatever it takes to play with my son for one year. It’s not about the money at that point.”

Bryce James turns 15 years old in June, which means he'll soon be on college radars. He played minimally last season with his brother at Sierra Canyon but is already as tall as Bronny at 6'3" and has plenty of room to continue filling out.

Suffice it to say the apple isn't falling very far from the tree in the James household. 

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