LeBron James intends to prioritize attending his son Bronny’s debut game for USC, even if it means skipping a Lakers game, emphasizing his family-first approach.
Following Bronny’s clearance to resume basketball activities after a cardiac emergency during the offseason, plans are in motion for LeBron James to undergo a final USC checkup this week. Despite his demanding Lakers schedule, LeBron is committed to being present for Bronny’s imminent game action as a Trojan.
Expressing excitement for his son’s upcoming debut, LeBron has informed his Lakers teammates that if their game coincides with Bronny’s, he’ll catch the next Lakers match without hesitation. His mantra remains “family over everything.”
Ideally, LeBron wishes for Bronny’s USC debut to occur in Los Angeles, allowing easier attendance for the James family. However, with only one home game scheduled for USC in December (against Long Beach State on Dec. 10), the likelihood is that Bronny’s debut will take place away.
While travel isn’t a significant hurdle for the James family, potential road debuts for USC might require LeBron Sr. to allocate time for travel to witness his son’s milestone moments. USC’s upcoming schedule includes games in Alabama and Oregon, with dates that don’t align with the Lakers’ games, except for the ones in Oregon at the end of December.
Missing LeBron James for any Lakers game could pose a challenge for the team, given their performance without him this season. Despite the Lakers holding the No. 7 seed in the Western Conference, additional losses could impact their standing, especially in a highly competitive Western Conference.
Nonetheless, LeBron prioritizes family, particularly after Bronny’s health scare. Initially uncertain about Bronny’s return to basketball, LeBron is now eagerly anticipating witnessing his son’s debut, wearing both the hat of a basketball luminary and a proud father.