No Chill Uncle Gilbert Arenas has classed Bronny James as one with his father LeBron James after training him over a few sessions.
For long, LeBron’s eldest son Bronny has been tipped to grow up and be a pro baller. Currently in his sophomore year of high school, he’s recognized as a blue-chip, 4-star prospect in the 2023 class. A ranking of no. 25 in the nation means he’s a heavily recruited player.
Bronny already has offers from the very best one-and-done programs in the business. Kentucky, Duke, Kansas, North Carolina and UCLA – a Who’s Who of the top NCAA programs, are all after him.
Gilbert Arenas reassures LeBron that Bronny James is his clone
Bronny seemed to have had a growth spurt when photographed with his dad in a pickup game in November. Arenas builds on the same impression when evaluating him:
“LeBron hit me on Instagram and said ‘My son is starting to train and he’s training with Dribble2Much. Can you go over there and put some eyes on him and let me know because I’m kind of worried about him.’ I went there, watched him, and gave him some pointers.”
“He’s your clone, you don’t need to be worried. Just from looking at him, you were probably taller, you’ve got the same speed, he probably jumps higher. Passes probably the same, IQ probably the same, he shoots better and dribbles better. He [James] said ‘that is actually correct.'”
LeBron James got in touch with Gilbert Arenas and wanted him to get some eyes on Bronny while he trained. Gilbert’s response to LeBron;
“He’s your clone, you don’t need to be worried.”
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“From his bone structure, he’s going to be all of 6-8, 6-9. The fact that he’s jumping higher now means he’s going to be 6-8, 6-9 with a 44-inch vertical…when he takes it seriously, it’s going to be scary.”
While Bronny is certainly nowhere near as hyped as his dad, he’s still going to attract a ton of attention. Carrying the James name for a career in basketball is no recipe for a stress-free school career.