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LeBron 'super proud' of how Bronny's handling pre-draft process

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LeBron James is impressed by how eldest son Bronny is dealing with all the attention on him leading up to the 2024 NBA Draft.

On the latest episode of his "Mind the Game" podcast, James told co-host JJ Reddick that he would've had a difficult time handling the amount of scrutiny and pressure that Bronny has faced at his age.

"I just love his mindset. Some of his answers and to a lot of the questions that was given to him, I was in awe of because we've never actually even talked about it," James said. "But he's living in it. He's living in the moment, and he's definitely carving out his own lane. You know, he's definitely not his dad, and I'm not him. I wouldn't be able to handle the scrutiny and all the things that he got going on, you know, at his age and at his level and with social media.

"I didn't have social media to deal with when I came in at 18. I did have a lot of scrutiny, I did have a lot of things that was put on my shoulders, but I didn't have, you know, every single day, around the clock news coverage, sports shows, things talking about this particular person every single day. Or you go online or on social media and X and Instagram, everyone can comment every single day about whatever they want to say, whatever."

He added: "I didn't have to deal with that and to see him handle it with such class and so, just like, self-awareness and just staying even-keeled is just a remarkable thing, man, and super proud of him."

The 19-year-old Bronny declared for the NBA draft in April after one season at USC, where he averaged 4.8 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 2.1 assists in 25 games.

There's been plenty of talk about the father-and-son duo potentially teaming up in the NBA, though Bronny told reporters recently that it's not something he's thought about.

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