Bronny James hasn't impressed enough at the NBA Combine to be drafted, scouts reveal - as he faces an uphill battle to play with dad LeBron

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  • Bronny James has not impressed NBA scouts during nan Combine successful Chicago
  • LeBron's boy is presently weighing up whether to move pro aliases enactment astatine college
  • READ MORE: Bronny James has 'lingering' fearfulness aft cardiac apprehension past July

By Russ Weakland

Published: 21:26 EDT, 16 May 2024 | Updated: 21:28 EDT, 16 May 2024

Bronny James has not done capable to impressment scouts astatine nan NBA Combine this week to beryllium drafted, DailyMail.com tin exclusively reveal.

LeBron James' boy has been successful Chicago each week arsenic he worked retired for NBA talent spotters successful lawsuit he decides to participate nan draft.

James played successful a scrimmage connected Tuesday aft participating successful drills nan erstwhile day, erstwhile he had his vertical leap measured astatine 40 1/2 inches and his tallness - without shoes - astatine 6-foot-1 1/2 contempt being listed by Southern California arsenic 6-4. 


Bronny's celebrated begetter was connected manus Wednesday to watch him play. LeBron showed up wearing a achromatic hoodie and sat successful nan 2nd statement for Bronny's 2nd and last scrimmage of nan combine.

Bronny declared for nan draught and entered nan transportation portal connected April 5. He has until later this period to determine if he wants to move pro aliases play astatine slightest different twelvemonth successful college.

Bronny James has not done capable to impressment scouts astatine nan NBA Combine this week

LeBron James' boy worked retired for NBA talent spotters successful lawsuit he decides to participate nan draft

But it seems for illustration he whitethorn person that determination taken retired of his hands aft NBA scouts were near underwhelmed by his performances this week.

A root told DailyMail.com: 'Bronny is simply a very bully guy, and while he has been astatine nan NBA Draft Combine, nan wide statement is that he has a batch of activity to do to get drafted. 

But it seems NBA scouts were near underwhelmed by his performances

'Being bully is not a talent you request to play elite basketball. He still needs to beryllium himself and galore scouts consciousness for illustration he doesn't person it and still needs immoderate seasoning and astir are saying he should enactment successful assemblage to springiness himself immoderate type of chance. 

'He hasn't proved capable to beryllium an NBA player, and that is what nan scouts are seeing. 

'At this point, nan only measurement he will get drafted successful nan NBA is if nan squad that drafts him knows that it tin leverage them getting his begetter arsenic well.

'LeBron would person to beryllium a portion of nan script because astir scouts don't judge nan hype that Bronny thinks he has for himself.' 

LeBron has said many times he would for illustration to squad pinch his boy successful nan NBA.

The four-time MVP and four-time NBA champion conscionable completed his 21st play and could go a free supplier if he opts retired of his statement pinch the Los Angeles Lakers. 

But he besides said pursuing a season-ending nonaccomplishment to Denver that he hasn't 'given overmuch thought lately' to playing alongside his son.

'The kid has to do what he wants to do - and I don´t want to opportunity kid nary more, young man has to determine what he wants to do. I conscionable deliberation nan truth that we´re moreover having nan speech is beautiful cool,' he said astatine nan time.

LeBron has said many times he would for illustration to squad pinch his boy successful nan NBA earlier he retires

Bronny said his extremity is to get to nan NBA - not needfully play connected nan aforesaid squad arsenic LeBron.

'My dream has ever conscionable been to put my sanction out, make a sanction for myself and, of course, get to nan NBA,' he said. 'I ne'er thought astir playing pinch my dad. But of course, he's brought it up a mates times.'

On Wednesday, Bronny revealed that nan cardiac apprehension he suffered past twelvemonth is still 'lingering' connected his mind.

The 19-year-old, who is improbable to return to nan USC Trojans this summer, said nan anticipation that he wouldn't beryllium capable to play again was discussed pinch his mom and dada aft his wellness scare.

'I consciousness for illustration my parents were a large facet believing successful maine and giving maine nan emotion and affection that I needed astatine that time,' James said. 'I still deliberation astir everything that could happen. I conscionable emotion nan crippled truthful overmuch that it overpowers it.' 

James missed nan first period of nan play but went onto mean 4.8 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.1 assists successful 25 games for nan Trojans. 

'It's conscionable a awesome point to hap to me, successful position of conscionable being grateful for everything,' James said of his clip retired of nan crippled and comeback.

'I put successful nan activity and worldly for illustration that to get back, truthful I consciousness for illustration I've earned nan opportunity. I'm highly grateful for everything that's been fixed to me.' 

DailyMail.com has contacted representatives for nan James family for comment. 


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