Bronny James projected to go to Orlando LeBron in 2024 Mock Draft
ESPN’s Mock Draft for the 2024 NBA Draft, Bronny James has been forecasted to go to the Orlando Magic, which could present problems for his dad, LeBron.
The end is near. And it could be even closer than we had expected. No not the end of the world, but perhaps the end of an era. LeBron James’ future has suddenly been called into question after an extremely speculative Mock Draft for an event that won’t take place until the end of next NBA season.
Bronny on the NBA radar
There is a Mock Draft by ESPN floating around the internet that suggests that LeBron James’ son, Bronny James, is going to land in Orlando with the 10th pick of the 2024 NBA Draft. Just for clarity’s sake, that’s not this year’s Draft. That’s the draft that is set to take place two June’s from now.
LeBron has stated that he wants keep playing until Bronny enters the league, to play his last season or seasons with his son. That has been his plan for years, and after Bronny’s recent surge in his senior season of high school it seems like that might actually be a possibility. The only thing that could jeopardize that, is the Orland Magic drafting LeBron’s oldest son.
Bronny has battled injuries throughout his young career, but in his last season in high school he has remained fit, healthy and has had enough time to impress coaches at the next level. He is averaging 14 points, 5.9 rebounds and 2.9 assists this year and his body if filling out to a size that would suggest he could handle the physical rigors of college ball, or professional ball overseas, and later on in the NBA.
Is Orlando the destination for the James?
The NBA no longer allows teenagers to make the jump from high school to the NBA, so Bronny and his father will have to wait an extra year to potentially be hitting the hardwood together while wearing the same jersey. It’s been a drEam of LeBron’s for a long time, but the Mock Draft might just be making the NBA’s All-Time Leading scorer rethink things. It’s improbable, but who knows?
Let’s set the record straight. The Draft order for the 14 teams that fail to make the playoffs is determined by a lottery. So that right there should settle the nerves of LeBron fans dreading the inevitable end of the James era. If this year’s draft order is impossible to predict, imagine how unlikely it is that the ESPN Mock Draft hits it right on the head with an entire season in-between now and the 2024 draft day.
If, and that is a HUGE IF, the Mock Draft predictions are right then LeBron might have to eat his words, or retire. The year after the NBA bubble was played in Orlando, James went on HBO show The Shop and talked about what he would do if he ever got traded to the Orlando Magic. He had a short and sweet answer that got right to the point. “I’m not going. I’m just retiring, it’s over.”
It is more than likely he will never have to face this situation, but if by some miracle Orlando takes Bronny, then we will have to wait and see LeBron’s next move.