It’s been said that LeBron James wants to play long enough to see his oldest son, LeBron James Jr., suit up alongside him in the NBA.
LeBron Sr. is with the Los Angeles Lakers for the long haul, both for his basketball career and for what lies beyond. Meanwhile, “Bronny” as he is called is in the eighth grade, and is something like four or five years away from being eligible for the NBA, pending league rules at the time of his high school graduation.
Speaking to Tim Ferriss this week, LeBron said that he indeed does want to play with his oldest son on an NBA floor.
At least for now, it looks like James is planning on staying in the league until he’s 37 or 38 years old.
Via Twitter (h/t Jovan Buha):
Whether the two Jameses end up on the same team or going head-to-head, no doubt their first matchup would be a complete media firestorm. Watching father and son battle it out — or complete alley-oops to each other — would be fun for everyone.
The elder James signed a 4-year contract with the Lakers this summer, which he can opt out of after three. It seems likely that LeBron would stay in Los Angeles if he were to remain in the NBA after that time.
The only question now is, can the Lakers angle their way into drafting Bronny? This might seem like a ridiculous question now, but in a couple of years you will be hearing more stories about that very thing.