Bronny James Crushes 3-Point Shooting Drill At NBA Draft Combine, Finishes In 2nd Place

Bronny James crushed the 3-point star shooting drill at the 2024 NBA Draft combine in Chicago on Monday. 

Bronny went 19/25 from beyond the arc, good for second place. 

Bronny averaged 4.8 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.2 blocks for USC this season while shooting 36.6% from the field, 26.7% from beyond the arc and 67.6% from the free-throw line. 

According to NBA insider Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium, LeBron James is expected to return to the Los Angeles Lakers, who are interested in drafting Bronny. 

LeBron can become an unrestricted free agent this summer if he declines his 2024-25 player option with the Lakers, who lost to the Denver Nuggets in the first round of the 2024 playoffs in five games. 

LeBron, who turns 40 in December, is expected to play up to two more NBA seasons. He has a $51.4 million player option for the 2024-25 season.

Two more seasons would take LeBron through the 2026 All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles.

LeBron appeared in 71 games for the Lakers this season. He averaged 25.7 points, 7.3 rebounds and 8.3 assists while shooting 54.0% from the field, 41.0% from beyond the arc and 75.0% from the free-throw line. 

LeBron joined the Lakers in the summer of 2018. Los Angeles missed the playoffs in 2019, won the championship in 2020, lost in the first round of the 2021 playoffs, missed the playoffs in 2022, lost in the conference finals in 2023 and lost in the first round this year. 

LeBron is the leading scorer in NBA history. He has career averages of 27.1 points, 7.5 rebounds and 7.4 assists with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat and Lakers. 

The Lakers need a new head coach after firing Darvin Ham. They have been linked to JJ Redick, Tyronn Lue, Kenny Atkinson, David Adelman and Micah Nori.

According to NBA insider Dave McMenamin of ESPN, LeBron and Anthony Davis‘ opinions will be taken “into consideration” in the Lakers head coach search. 

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