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.