FaZe Banks on LeBron James' Son Bronny in Esports: 'He Was Built for This S--t!'

Tim Daniels@TimDanielsBRFeatured ColumnistSeptember 9, 2020

Sierra Canyon's Bronny James #0 is seen against Paul VI during a high school basketball game at the Hoophall Classic, Monday, January 20, 2020, in Springfield, MA. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)
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FaZe Clan co-owner Ricky Banks (aka FaZe Banks) said the signing of prized basketball prospect Bronny James, the son of Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James, wasn't a publicity stunt.

"Listen, look at him," Banks told TMZ Sports in an interview released Wednesday. "He was built for this s--t! Look at him and his dad. He's a competitor, you know?"

Banks described esports as the "f--king future" and explained FaZe was impressed with Bronny's skill on the sticks.

"He's really good at Fortnite," Banks said. "He plays [Call of Duty] too."

In July 2019, Bronny took part in a Friday Fortnite tournament alongside 13-year-old sensation Highsky. They fell to gaming superstar Ninja and FaZe Sway:

Banks told TMZ he's urged James to keep his focus on basketball despite signing with one of the world's top esports organizations, though.

He's a member of the 2023 college basketball recruiting class and could be a high pick in the 2024 NBA draft if he remains on a major upward trajectory.

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