During the Nike Hoop Summit, LeBron James’ son Bronny, who is destined for the NBA, excelled.
Bronny James scored 11 points and tightened the defense for Team USA at the Nike Hoop Summit on Saturday in front of his proud parents and sister Zhuri.
LeBron James Sr., of the Los Angeles Lakers, flew out to Portland, Oregon to see his son play for the United States Under-19 national team.
And the rookie guard was outstanding in the 90-84 victory, blocking a shot in the last minutes, getting an offensive rebound with about five seconds left, and making two free throws to seal the deal.
James said that his final week in Portland was a “great experience,” in part because he got to practice in front of NBA scouts.
After the game, he told reporters, “High-level basketball, of course.” Preparing me for the next challenge. I’ll be forever thankful that I got to go through that and do this with such a great group of guys.
After Saturday’s game in Portland, Oregon, LeBron James and Bronny embraced one other.
At the game, LeBron was joined by his wife Savannah (right) and daughter Zhuri (second from right).
According to ESPN, James started the game by shooting two air balls, but he recovered after receiving halftime counsel from his father.
Bronny explained that his father encouraged him to “basically just say keep playing my game because he knows what I’m capable of doing.”
He really wants to hear it from me, I thought.
James would score seven of his team’s final 11 points in the fourth quarter as they pulled out a narrow victory.
When asked what his performance rҽvealed about him after the game, James highlighted his defensive prowess and basketball savvy.
His U.S. national team coach, Steve Turner, echoed same sentiments on Saturday.
“He’s very selfless,” he said. The realization that he has a wide range of options available to him at any given moment.
Tonight, I asked him to help me out by guarding the other team’s best player in a crucial situation. And he made short work of the task at hand, which was crucial to our victory in the game tonight.
He handles the scrutiny and expectations placed on him by his family and the public with remarkable maturity and poise for such a young man. The chance to train him this week is a blessing.
James and the Lakers need to win out to guarantee a postseason berth in the NBA.
James is a five-star recruit and McDonald’s All-American game participant who has not yet committed to a college.
Ohio State and USC are among the frontrunners to snag the rising talent.
Meanwhile, his dad’s Lakers team is playing the Jazz in their final regular season game.
They should bҽat a Jazz club that has nothing to play for, but unless the Warriors lose to the tanking Blazers, they will still have to face the play-in game.