LeBron James’ son will most likely have to play college basketball if he intends to go to the NBA, and there is a good chance he might join the Duke Blue Devils.
LeBron James never had to worry about what college he would go to because the one-and-done rule wasn’t implemented yet, but his son, LeBron James Jr., might have to make a choice if he continues playing basketball at such a high level.
James Jr., whose nickname is “Bronny”, will enter the collegiate ranks in 2023, and LeBron recently made a comment on an ESPN video concerning Duke Blue Devils head coach Mike Krzyzewski.
“Love Coach K! The absolute BEST! Hope he’s still at the helm when my boy comes up.”
Oh my. Bronny also posted this on Twitter, and he seems quite comfortable in the dark blue colors.
LeBron joined the Los Angeles Lakers this offseason, and they are off to a decent start, despite the fact that he appears to be ignoring play calls from head coach Luke Walton.
James played for Krzyzewski during the 2008 and 2012 Olympics and helped Team USA bring home two gold medals. That bond is clearly in play here.
This season’s Duke squad is must-watch television. They have two spectacular players, in Zion Williamson and R.J. Barrett, who might end up being the top two picks in the 2019 NBA Draft. Coach K has evolved from a coach who thrived leading four-year players like Christian Laettner, Grant Hill, and J.J. Redick to a phenomenal recruiter of young freshman talent. His 2015 title team included freshman starters like Jahlil Okafor, Tyus Jones, and Justise Winslow. All of those players are now in the NBA.
It remains to be seen whether or not Coach K will coach until the year 2023, but it looks like the Blue Devils have the inside track on LeBron James Jr.