Am leaving LeBron James set to Leave Lakers Just Because Bronny Is Drafted by Another Team

Despite LeBron James’ longstanding desire to team up with his son, Bronny James, LeBron’s future reportedly does not hinge on where Bronny goes in the 2024 NBA draft.

During an appearance Friday on Up & Adams, Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium said that while he would not be surprised if teams reach out to LeBron’s camp to gauge his interest in joining them should they draft Bronny, LeBron’s answer would be “no as of right now.”
LeBron can become a free agent and sign elsewhere this offseason if he declines his player option with the Los Angeles Lakers, but the current indication is that he will make his decision independent of Bronny’s situation.
Over the years, LeBron has often talked about wanting to make history by being Bronny’s teammate in the NBA.

In 2022, James said on X that being Bronny’s teammate in the NBA was his “plan,” and he doubled down last year, telling ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne he was “serious” about making it a reality.

However, LeBron has also suggested that he will be fine if teaming with Bronny never happens, telling ESPN’s Dave McMenamin the following last year: