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“Protecting Him From Sharks”: After LeBron James Depicts Fairyland, Tedious Side of Son Bronny’s Recruitment Involving Mother Savannah Pits Fans Against Each Other

Published 01/25/2023, 5:30 AM EST

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Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James‘ son Bronny James is probably the media’s favorite athlete at the moment. With the upcoming college selection and his inclusion in the McDonald’s All-American Game roster, Bronny has a lot on his plate at the moment. Therefore, dad LeBron is doing his best to help him every step of the way. However, a shocking revelation from an anonymous source only managed to further complicate his situation and spark a debate among NBA fans.

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Bronny James is currently in his senior year at Sierra Canyon High School and has yet to choose a college. Several universities are trying to recruit the 18-year-old basketball star and the competition is undoubtedly tough. While Bronny is still at the crossroads pondering over his college destination, a certain source has seemingly spilled the beans on Bronny’s recruitment process.

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It has been quite a while since Bronny James gained celebrity status. While earlier it was because he was the son of NBA superstar LeBron James, the young millionaire has now managed to make an identity for himself. There are no doubts that Bronny has got good on-court skills which is why he’s being pursued by multiple colleges. While there have been tidbits of reports that suggest that Bronny is close to making his decision, an anonymous college coach accused Bronny’s mom Savannah James of making it difficult for universities to reach out to her son.

“I tried to get involved, but you had to jump through a thousand hoops just to get to the mom. You’re not allowed to talk to the kid. You have to schedule a time on Tuesday or Thursday with the publicist just to talk to the mom,” an ACC coach relayed to On3 during an interview.


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Notably, the source’s comments couldn’t be in more contrast than that of LeBron’s. The 4x NBA champion had earlier shared that Bronny has narrowed down the list to five or six universities, and that he only had to make a call to whichever college he chooses. However, it seems like things might not be running as smoothly as implied.

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Following the unexpected disclosure, NBA Twitter had a difference in opinion among themselves. While many applauded Savannah and LeBron’s decision to keep it as tight-knit as possible, others felt that Bronny’s special treatment was unnecessary.

Here are some of the reactions from NBA Twitter:

Bronny might be headed to Oregon


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Despite all the speculations regarding Bronny James’ college destination, his recruitment process has been kept mostly under wraps. However, the 6’2″ star guard has reportedly visited the University of Oregon and it seems likely that the ‘Nike’ college could be his ultimate choice.

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KJ Evans, one of the top recruits in the 2023 class shared, “[Bronny] told me he likes Oregon, and I want him to visit there. Everyone that’s coming in is unselfish. We all cut, move and don’t hold the ball too long, so it’s going to benefit him. Bronny can be more of a playmaker and a shot creator, and I think we would play really well together.”


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For now, it’s just a matter of waiting and watching which direction Bronny heads toward. Until then, speculations on his choice will undoubtedly remain afloat.

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Written by:

Siyari Debbarma


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Siyari Debbarma is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports. She is currently pursuing a degree in Civil Engineering from Abascus Institute of Engineering and Management. She previously interned at the Y-East Organization as a content writer.
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Veer Badani