LeBron James had touching message for Bronny after his USC debut
LeBron James was beyond proud of his son Bronny following the USC freshman’s college basketball debut Sunday against Long Beach State.
The Trojans lost 84-79 in overtime against the Beach at the Galen Center in Los Angeles, Calif.
Despite the USC defeat on the scoreboard, the game was already a win for the James family the moment Bronny set foot on the hardwood.
The 19-year-old made a triumphant comeback on the court after suffering a cardiac arrest in July.
The Los Angeles Lakers star and NBA In-Season Tournament MVP shifted to dad mode to express how proud he was of Bronny following the teenager’s debut.
The James family patriarch, who sat courtside for the contest, posted a message to his son on Instagram.
“Can’t even tell y’all how EMOTIONAL today was for me! I’m literally drained and all I can say is @Bronny you’re simply INCREDIBLE!! Damn the wins and loses [sic] that will occur. You’ve already won the ultimate goal/championship and that’s LIFE!!! Proud of you kid and today you’ve given me more life! Thank you and I love you,” said LeBron.
LeBron also showed off his pride while celebrating Bronny’s first bucket in a USC uniform — a three-pointer from the right wing.
— Overtime (@overtime) December 10, 2023
Bronny finished with 4 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, and 1 block in USC’s OT loss.
Perhaps the most important stat was the 17 minutes Bronny was able to play off the Trojans’ bench without any setbacks.