“Getting His Dad’s Body”: NBA Analyst Amazed with LeBron James’ Son’s Transition

November 27, 2020 10:19 am

LeBron James’ son Bronny James is entering the sophomore year of his high school basketball career. Bronny is under a lot of pressure to carry on the legacy that his father, King James, has created over the years.

The 16-year-old is once again the talk of the town because a picture of him and LeBron training together has surfaced. It looks like he has gone through an incredible growth spurt this offseason. He looks as tall as his father in the picture, and fans can’t stop talking about it.

LeBron James’ son is turning heads

On Undisputed, Shannon Sharpe and Skip Bayless discussed the viral image of Bronny. Skip said, “Talk about a growth spurt. When I saw this, I said he looks 6’5.”

Skip said, “So his father is 6’9. Could Bronny be 6’7? Who knows? But again it looks like… The last time I saw him as a freshman in high school, he looked like he was 6’1, maybe… I mean, unless LeBron had this photoshopped, but I don’t know.”

However, there was no way Skip would let go of a chance to criticize LeBron. He mocked LeBron for showing four fingers in the image, which probably predicted his four titles.

“And then LeBron threw me because at first glance I couldn’t figure out what he was doing. I said, ‘Are you throwing down gang signs or what?’ He’s doing four. I was happy he was pointing them down because they deserve to be pointed down because he’s got (6) this many losses in the finals,” asserted Skip.

No better coach than King James

Skip requested LBJ to give him a stage instead of posting these pictures. Sharpe countered, “Skip, he’s giving him the stage. What better teacher than James?” To everyone’s surprise, Skip agreed but then he said, “I mean unless you had Jordan but Jordan’s above teaching. He didn’t want to teach his own kids. He is unto himself.”

Sharpe and Skip also talked about the kind of player Bronny was. “The early reviews on Bronny projecting just college basketball was that he was just going to be pretty good as a college basketball player. Now you give him that spurt, I would still think he has a couple of more inches to grow,” explained Skip.

Sharpe, being one of James’ biggest supporters, stated, “It’s going to be hard to see a situation where he won’t be a beast… He’s getting his dad’s body.”

It’s going to be a few more years before one gets to see Bronny join the NBA. Will he live up to the hype bestowed upon him? If LeBron is still in the league, it will be an incredible sight to watch the father-son duo play together or be pitted against each other.


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Yashima Bhatia

Yashima Bhatia is an NBA writer for Essentially Sports. Her love for playing the game transitioned into her love for writing for the sport. She has a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication, with experience as a scriptwriter for short films. This die-hard Lakers fan has been working for EssentiallySports since July 2020.

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