LeBron Responds To Bronny James’ Transfer, Suggests He Won’t Influence Decision

LeBron James yells to his son, Bronny, during a USC basketball game.

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Bronny James entered the transfer portal on Tuesday, making his NCAA future unclear. Where will the USC guard end up?

The NBA Draft is on the table, though most believe he’ll end up at another college next year. After hearing the news go public, LeBron James responded to the reports.

He was asked about his son entering the portal while in the locker room following a Lakers win over the Raptors. He suggested that he’ll leave the decision up to Bronny, saying “He’s his own man.”

“At the end of the day, Bronny’s his own man, and he’s got some tough decisions to make. When he’s ready to make that decision, he’ll let us all know. As a family, we’re going to support whatever he does.”

Bronny James should have plenty of options at the Division 1 level.

The move comes following USC head coach Andy Enfield’s departure, as he’s now headed to SMU.

Now, the speculation begins.

Transfer portal movement at Ohio State has the Buckeyes believing they’re in the driver’s seat. Close family friend Meechie Johnson recently committed to play in Columbus after spending the last two years at South Carolina. Could Bronny follow suit?

LeBron has plenty of pull with the program and was even rumored to be pulling strings behind the scenes during Ohio State’s recent coaching search, meaning he’d likely be more than content with a decision to play in Columbus.

Of course, many believe another school will eventually win out.

Duquesne is on the table after hiring LeBron’s former high school teammate as head coach.

Then, there are those who recruited Bronny out of high school. James initially chose USC over programs like Oregon and Memphis. Could they get a second look now that he’s back on the market?

LeBron’s recent comments imply that Bronny James isn’t sure what his next step will be as it’s very early in the process. His recruitment will certainly be of interest this offseason!