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Bronny James Not In Transfer Portal According to Lebron



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Bronny James, the son of NBA superstar Lebron James, has not entered the transfer portal despite rumors circling around social media.

Lebron spoke to Dave McMenamin, an NBA reporter for ESPN, who asked him about his son’s status Tuesday night. Lebron denied the claim that he had entered the transfer portal, but that he and his family would support Bronny on whatever he wants to do.

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“Well, I don’t know what that came from,” Lebron said. “But at the end of the day, Bronny’s his own man and 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’ll support whatever he does.”

Dick Weiss tweeted out Tuesday night that Bronny entered the transfer portal, but eventually deleted the tweet, and put out a new one that said he couldn’t confirm his initial tweet.

It is likely that Weiss fell for an April Fool’s tweet on Monday, that said that Bronny was leaving USC and entering the transfer portal.

Bronny James committed to play for USC out of high school as a four-star guard, playing for Sierra Canyon High School in Los Angeles. He collapsed at a practice last July after a congenital heart failure caused him to undergo cardiac arrest, which forced him to miss extensive time in recovery.

He would make his debut for the Trojans on December 10 against the Long Beach State Beach. He scored four points, making two assists and one block and forcing two steals in the 84-79 loss in overtime at home.

He finished the season playing 25 games, starting six and averaging 19.4 minutes per game. Bronny scored 4.8 points, shot 36.6% from the field, 26.7% from 3-point range and 67.6% from the foul line, while grabbing 2.8 rebounds, making 2.1 assists and 0.8 steals per game, respectively.

The connection to Duquesne comes with Dru Joyce III taking over as the new head coach of the program last week. Joyce played high school basketball with Lebron and they both played under Keith Dambrot, who stepped down following the NCAA Tournament after spending the past seven seasons as head coach of Duquesne.

Lebron was actually the one to officially announce that Joyce took over the Dukes last Thursday, as their relationship remains strong since they last played basketball together 20 years ago.

Duquesne athletic director Dave Harper spoke about an important zoom meeting at Joyce’s introductory press conference, that they both did together on a recruiting pitch. He didn’t give a name to the person that Dru was recruiting, but some see it as a hint towards Bronny James.

“Dru already had his first official call, that I had a pleasure of being on, as head coach, a recruiting call,” Harper said. “I’ll never forget the young man’s name. I can’t say it because our compliance officer’s back there, but I will tell you that name’s going to be forever etched and if we’re fortunate enough to get him, we get him. If not, I’ll still remember it vividly. I had to sharpen my pitch quickly over Easter weekend just to make sure it was as good as it could possibly be to help Dru.”

If Bronny choses to enter the transfer portal, Duquesne will be mentioned as a possible destination for the guard, due to his father’s connection with Joyce, but there are many other schools that will want to land the former four-star.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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17 days ago

Over rated. Kid has to go through life as LeBron’s son. But that got him a huge NIL deal. Wish him well, but he is not an NBA prospect and if it was not for his name, no one would care.

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