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“There’s Pros That Can’t Make That Play”: LeBron James Places Son Bryce Maximus’s Passing Prowess Over Professional NBA Players’ Skills

Samir Mehdi

"There's Pros That Can't Make That Play": LeBron James Places Son Bryce Maximus's Passing Prowess Over Professional NBA Players' Skills

LeBron James has never fallen short when it comes to praising his sons, Bronny and Bryce Maximus James, when it comes to their progression on the basketball court. While his eldest recently made his debut for USC, his second oldest began his junior season of high school hoops back at Sierra Canyon. The progress that he’s made in all aspects of his game has been remarkable to witness and LBJ certainly is impressed as he compared one of his passes to passes made at the professional level.

“Helluva pocket pass Maximus! That’s next level there! Pocket pass ELITE! There’s pros who can’t make that play,” said the Lakers superstar on his Instagram story. Along with the pocket pass, Bryce also had a slew of impressive plays en route to a massive 59 point victory.

The game took place against St Francis de Sale (Australia) at St. Genevieve High School with the final score being 99-40. This places Sierra Canyon at an impressive record of 9-1.

Despite being in his junior season, he’s already received offers from both Ohio State and Duquesne with USC reportedly having an interest in him. According to 247Sports, he’s currently a 3-star recruit.

Bronny James made his debut recently

After going through a tumultuous summer where he suffered a cardiac arrest during a practice with USC, Bronny James finally made his collegiate basketball debut. He did so against Long Beach State where USC, who were up by as much as 17 points in the first half, would go on to lose in OT.

Bronny dropped 4 points with his lone field goal coming in the form of a 3-pointer. He played 16 minutes and all 16 were keenly observed by LeBron James from the sideline who couldn’t have been prouder of his eldest son for this accomplishment of his.

Following the game, Bronny addressed the media:

“I just wanted to say I’m thankful for everything. [From] the Mayo Clinic and everything they helped me with, my parents and siblings supporting me through this hard time in my life. I just want to give appreciation to everyone that’s helped me through this. Also, my coach, my teammates and other coaches.”

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Samir Mehdi

Samir Mehdi


Samir Mehdi is a senior strategist for the NBA division at The Sportsrush. Ever since he was 13 years old, he’s been obsessed with the game of basketball. From watching Kobe Bryant’s highlights on YouTube to now, analyzing and breaking down every single game on League Pass, Samir’s passion for the game is unwavering. He's a complete basketball junkie who not only breaks down current games but also keenly watches ones from the 60s’ and 70s’ while also reading comprehensive books on the history of the league. Samir’s life revolves around basketball and he hopes that shows in his work. Aside from work, he loves to spend time in the gym and with his friends at social gatherings.

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