Unfazed by Backlash Over Prom Photos, LeBron James and Mom Gloria Left Overwhelmed With Bronny’s Latest Milestone

Published 05/26/2023, 12:52 AM EDT

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The eldest son of the Los Angeles Lakers superstar has made news once again! 18-year-old Bronny James has attracted a lot of attention even before his entry into the league. However today, he completed his first step towards success as his father LeBron James, and grandmother Gloria James went cloud nine. Moreover, Bronny recently took a huge decision for the next part of his career that caught several eyes. 

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The young star’s recent prom pictures went viral all over the internet as he faced severe backlash from social media users. Anyhow, unfazed by it, LeBron James made sure he gave his son his flowers. 

Bronny James completes a milestone as LeBron James and Gloria James show immense love

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The 6’2 youngster recently shared he has committed to the University of South Carolina as he gets ready to shine there. However, Sierra Canyon is where it all started for Bronny. Apart from having a basketball legend as his father, Bronny had a great chance to represent a reputed institution. At a very young age, the 18-year-old is already being compared to the players in the league. However, his high school days have come to an end.

Grandmother Gloria James took pride in sharing a memorable picture of Bronny from his graduation. Bronny with a cap and gown was all smiles in the picture as he put an end to his school days at Sierra Canyon. Showing her love for her grandson, Gloria shared, “You’ve always made me very proud of you. And seeing you graduate tonight, just made me feel an even bigger sense of pride. I wish you the most happiness and success in this next chapter of your young adult life.”

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Well, the 4-time champion took pride in his son as well. Sharing his mother Gloria’s post on his story, James shared, “Continue to fly high young…,” with his favorite crown emoji. 

Why did Bronny go viral on his prom night?

The 18-year-old and his date faced a severe backlash for their dress code on prom night. Young Bronny wore a dashing black coat and pants, however, did not bother to wear a shirt inside. Flexing his muscular build, Bronny looked like a fashion model but did not receive appreciation from social media users. 

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People believed the dress was a bit extra for a prom. Not just that, but also felt the dress broke the norms for a high school prom. However, the James family is unbothered about it. 

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Now that Bronny is done with high school and has committed to a college, do you think he will join the NBA next year? Share your thoughts in the comments below.  

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