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Bronny James Steps Up: Taking the Court for Team USA?

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L.A. Clippers standout Kawhi Leonard has made the decision to withdraw from Team USA’s men’s basketball roster, opting out of the upcoming 2024 Summer Olympic Games in Paris, France.

In a surprising turn of events, basketball icon LeBron James has hinted at the possibility of his own son, Bronny James, stepping in to fill Kawhi’s shoes on Team USA. This potential move would make LeBron, at 39, and Bronny, at 19, the first-ever father-son duo to represent the United States in Olympic basketball.

While Team USA has been diligently training in Las Vegas for the upcoming Olympic Games, Kawhi Leonard’s departure was attributed to a collective decision made by USA Basketball and the L.A. Clippers, prioritizing his preparation for the upcoming NBA season over Olympic competition.

Bronny, having recently inked a lucrative 4-year rookie contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, is set to showcase his skills in the NBA’s summer league, with his next game against the Miami Heat looming. Despite some initial criticism following a lackluster performance against the Sacramento Kings, LeBron James has staunchly defended his son, emphasizing Bronny’s indifference to outside opinions and his unwavering focus on the game.

As speculation swirls around Bronny’s potential elevation to Team USA, basketball fans eagerly await the unfolding saga of the rising star’s journey on and off the court.

Written by
Derek Chan

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