Despite being only 15 years old, LeBron James Jr., better known as Bronny James, continue to gather much hype and traction with his path on the basketball court. That has foreseeably led to comparisons to his father, Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James, as many have tracked his progress to what his dad accomplished in high school days. However, there is one area that is a growing belief that Bronny may hold over his father at his age.
Bronny James’ high school career
Over the last couple of years, Bronny James has continued to gain traction on a national level concerning his play on the basketball court.
Granted, much of that has come from LeBron James’ son, but he’s starting to carve out his lane. That saw the attention around him grow after it was decided that he would attend Sierra Canyon High School alongside Dwyane Wade’s son, Zaire Wade.
His first year with the school saw him play a limited role in much of a sixth-man spot as he averaged 4.1 points in 15 minutes per contest but was the only player to play in all 34 games. James had his moments throughout the year with several flashy dunks and crucial shots late in games.
Although he had the bright lights on him entering the team, he was joining a team that features McDonald’s All-American talents in BJ Boston and Ziare Williams. James didn’t necessarily have a flashy season by any means but has shown that he may already be better than his father in one regard as that age.
Bronny James may be a better shooter than LeBron James at age 15
Bronny James had his moments in his freshman year at Sierra Canyon that has pushed the way toward him being ranked 24th by ESPN in the 2023 class.
James has continued to grow physically to 6-foot-2 while he has shown continued improvement in other aspects of his game. According to Paul Biancardi of ESPN, Bronny may have already surpassed LeBron James as being a better shooter at age 15.
It should also be noted that when it comes to shooting the ball from the outside, Bronny’s jumper is ahead of where his dad’s was. Neither shot could be described as “pure,” but Bronny has slightly better range and accuracy than LeBron did at this stage.
James has demonstrated the ability to be a more consistent factor with his outside shooting than his dad. LeBron James has never held the reputation as being a shooter, but he was more aggressive in high school toward getting to the rim while Bronny has relied more on his shooting touch.
It isn’t to state that he is a “pure” shooter, but is more adapt to that part of his game at a younger age than his dad.
Bronny James has promising future ahead
That is certainly high praise directed at Bronny James, but it’s yet another comparison to LeBron James.
The 15-year-old will never truly escape those conversations as he has picked up the same sport as his dad, who is held as being one of the greatest players in NBA history. That is a discussion that he has likely quickly learned that he has to live with, and it also possibly provides him more motivation to push himself into his craft.
Bronny has a bright future ahead of him, while his younger brother, Bryce James, looks to be following a similar path with his basketball career. Only time will tell how things will pan out.