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Is Bronny James Entering the Transfer Portal?

LeBron James Said Bronny ‘Has Some Tough Decisions to Make’

Are the Rumors True?

Bronny James’ first year playing college basketball hasn’t gone according to plan. It was initially derailed by a medical issue that caused him to miss the beginning portion of the season for USC basketball. He wasn’t able to break into the rotation consistently and only ended up starting in six games.

As LeBron James’ son, there’s been big expectations for Bronny but he’s only managed to average 4.8 points a game at USC. According to college basketball news from Dick Weiss, the young guard is planning to enter the NCAA transfer portal. Weiss did walk back the original report but did reiterate that he thinks it’s going to happen.

Is Bronny James Entering the Transfer Portal?
Bronny James #6 of the USC Trojans looks | David Becker/Getty Images/AFP

There are likely many NCAA basketball teams that would give James a shot but there’s still a possibility that he could enter the NBA draft for a chance to play with his father.

 

LeBron James Responds to Transfer Rumors

USC head coach Andy Enfield recently decided to leave the program for SMU so that’s likely where the rumors of James leaving are coming from. While LeBron James is very invested in his son’s life, he made it clear that this decision isn’t his to make and is trusting Bronny to make the right call.

“At the end of the day, Bronny’s his own man,” LeBron told reporters recently.

“He has some tough decisions to make, and when he’s ready to make those decisions, he’ll let us all know. But as his family, we’re going to support whatever he does.”

If Bronny James is considering transferring, that likely means he won’t be entering the NBA draft. That’s a bit of a surprise as many have expected him to try and play with his dad. LeBron has been contemplating retirement for years and having to wait an extra season for Bronny to get to the NBA could kill that dream.

That said, this is likely best for Bronny as he’s clearly not ready to compete at the NBA level yet.

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