A few months after LeBron James won the NBA Rookie of the Year award with the Cleveland Cavaliers, he and his high school sweetheart, Savannah Brinson, became parents to their first child. Both James and Brinson were still in their teenage years when they welcomed their first kid into the world.
They gave him the name LeBron James Jr., but soon everyone started calling him Bronny.
Now 18 years old, Bronny James did not have a difficult childhood like that of his father, who was raised in Akron, Ohio, as an only child by a single mother. As Bronny James traveled from Cleveland to Miami to Cleveland to Los Angeles, she did so with two loving, active parents and two younger siblings. This close-knit family unit, called “The James Gang” by the family patriarch, produced a close-knit family unit for Bronny as she grew up. Along with wealth and celebrity, Bronny also grew up with a loving, involved family.
The son of the player who scored the most points in the history of the NBA dove headfirst into the sport his father played, and as a result, he has flourished while accumulating accolades and chances that go far beyond any preferential treatment he would have received due of his famous family name. He was a highly sought-after player at a prestigious high school in Los Angeles, and two months ago, he decided to continue his education at the University of Southern California as the next step on a path that will most likely lead to a future in the NBA.
It is too early to tell how the heart arrest that occurred earlier this week during James’s practice with the Trojans, who are getting ready to go on a 10-day exhibition trip through Greece and Croatia in the following month, will affect his career. James was taken to the hospital earlier this week. The Trojans are getting ready to go on that tour. He is still being treated at the hospital at this time.
James is now widely regarded as one of the most influential young athletes in American sports thanks to his well-known name and remarkable abilities as a basketball player. According to estimates provided by On3.com, he has the highest name, image, and likeness valuation in sports, coming in at $6.3 million. He is a social media sensation with 7.5 million followers on Instagram, and that potential earning power gives him the top spot.
As a result of the preferences of his famous father, Bronny James has only done interviews on a very occasional basis. Additionally, the few social media postings that he has made have either been guarded, as is appropriate for the child of a major celebrity, or have been sponsored content. They also depict a cheerful high school kid who enjoys spending time with his family and video games but is excited about continuing his education at a university.
In February 2023, while playing for the Los Angeles Lakers, LeBron James eclipsed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s record for most career points scored in the NBA. Bronny James announced that he will attend the University of Southern California three months later. He would live close to home, just two miles down Figueroa Boulevard from the Lakers’ downtown arena, but far enough to establish his independence while honing his basketball abilities to have a chance at a long-lasting career in the NBA.
When his son announced his intention to spend the upcoming year studying at college rather than playing for an NBA-prepared professional club, LeBron couldn’t contain his excitement. James was certain that Bronny would be the first person in his family lineage to go to college, despite the fact that he claimed he did not know much about some of his great-grandparents.
LeBron James has stated publicly for a number of years that one of his goals is to play in the NBA at the same time as his younger brother Bronny, who won’t be eligible to join the league until, at the earliest, the fall of 2024. Bronny’s entry into the NBA is not anticipated until this point. In the upcoming fall, LeBron James will begin his 22nd season, which would tie him for the record for the longest career in NBA history.