It is no secret that LeBron James hopes to play alongside his son, Bronny James, in the NBA but Austin Rivers disagrees.
Bronny is currently a freshman at USC and could declare for the 2024 NBA Draft later this season. LeBron, meanwhile, has a player option in his contract that would allow him to become a free agent and join whichever NBA team the Trojans guard chooses if the Lakers do not pick him.
But it is worth mentioning that ESPN analyst Austin Rivers, son of Milwaukee Bucks coach Doc Rivers, does not think this is a good idea for any of the parties involved. Austin played for Doc at the Clippers from 2015 to 2018.
During a recent episode, former Austin Rivers talked about his assessment of Bronny both on and off the court and referred to his experience as a basketball player with a famous father, as in the case of LeBron.
“I don’t want to see Bronny playing with LeBron. Him getting picked and playing with his father, I don’t want that negativity coming to him. He doesn’t deserve it. He needs to play in a place where he can carve out his own identity.”.
– Ben Hustle (@BenHustle4) February 5, 2024