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How was Bronny James’ debut with USC? Highlights, stats and score

On a sunny day in Southern California, Trojan fans gathered around the Galen Center to witness one of the most anticipated debuts in college basketball ever.

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Bronny James #6 of the USC Trojans dunks the ball during warm ups.
KATELYN MULCAHYAFP

The spotlight was on Bronny James, the son of the legendary LeBron James, as he was set to make his collegiate debut. After a cardiac arrest scare four months prior, Bronny James was making his return to the basketball court, a momentous event for both he and the James family.

LeBron James was at the arena amidst immense expectations placed on his son, showing his indefinite support. Despite the uncertainty surrounding the duration of Bronny’s play due to a minute restriction, everyone was excited for the James family heir.

The game unfolded with Bronny displaying his athleticism, reminiscent of his father’s signature moves, although his team, USC, lost in overtime. A notable highlight was a chase-down block, a skill that LeBron James has perfected over the years and passed down to his son in a stunning, similar fashion. The audience was amazed by the resemblances between the father and the son on the court.

His first collegiate basket, a three-pointer, jolted the crowd and left a lasting impression on the spectators.

Bronny James’ debut stats

The game continued, with Bronny making good plays, grabbing rebounds, and stealing balls. The crowd cheered as Bronny’s impact on the match became increasingly apparent.

In the end, James had 4 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 steals in 17 minutes.

He could even have the game ball; after making a steal with less than 30 seconds remaining, James was fouled and had the chance to push USC’s lead to three points. Instead, he missed one of the free throws, and Long Beach State scored on the next possession to send the game to overtime, where it pulled away to win 84-79.

Ultimately, the game concluded with Bronny James making a noteworthy mark in his debut. The journey ahead is uncertain, but one thing remains clear – the return of Bronny James to the basketball court is a celebration for the James family and the entire basketball community.