Bronny James could be following in his father’s footsteps sooner than expected. Over the weekend, Coach K stopped by to watch LeBron James’ son shoot hoops, fueling rumors that the 14-year-old is already being scouted by the legendary Duke head coach.
Overtime tweeted a clip of Mike Krzyzewski taking a seat courtside as Bronny made his 16U Nike EYBL debut on the Strive For Greatness travel team. The Duke Blue Devils head coach joined other famous faces like Carmelo Anthony and ESPN analyst Mike Schmitz who were there to watch the eldest son of LeBron take on his older opponents.
Bronny, who has proven to be a force on the basketball court, reportedly already has a scholarship offer to play for Duke’s class of 2023 team. And it’s something that dad LeBron seems to approve of. After his son posted a picture of himself sporting a Blue Devils hoodie in November, the 34-year-old NBA champ said, “Love coach K!!! The absolute BEST! Hope he’s still at the helm when my boy comes up.”
DUKE! 🏀🔥 pic.twitter.com/wXZO741P9v
— Bronny James Jr. (@BronnyJamesJr) November 14, 2018
According to NCAA rules, players can’t receive official written offers until they’re in high school. So eighth-grader Bronny’s future is still up in the air. While he’s shown an interest in Coach K’s Blue Devils, there has also been some speculation that the teen will go right from high school graduation to the NBA, skipping college ball altogether.
Whatever Bronny chooses, he’ll have his dad’s support. “My kid has his own personality, he has his own DNA. We share the same name but he has his own path,” LeBron said in an interview with ESPN. “The only thing I can do is give [him] the blueprint, and it’s up to him to take his own course whenever that time comes.”
Coach K just pulled up to watch Bronny James 🤩 pic.twitter.com/A7dsjljsSh
— Overtime (@overtime) April 27, 2019