Could Bronny James play in the NBL? Australian league look to sign LeBron’s son

Quick Bit: He’s arguably the most coveted basketball prospect in the world, and with Bronny James’ commitment still up in the air, the NBL has once again confirmed that they are desperately trying to bring the son of LeBron James down under.

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He’s arguably the most coveted basketball prospect in the world, and with Bronny James’ commitment still up in the air, the NBL has once again confirmed that they are desperately trying to bring the son of LeBron James down under.

Currently a senior at Sierra Canyon High School in Los Angeles, Bronny will have his pick of college options, already having received interest from Memphis, Ohio State, USC, Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, and Oregon.

According to CBS, he has whittled this list down to three finalists: USC, Ohio State, and Oregon, but LeBron James has said that he thinks “Bronny can go to any college he wants to… all I have to do is pick up the phone. If Bronny says he wants to go there, he’s good enough.”

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In addition to college, Bronny will also receive significant attention from the G-League Ignite, the development team in the NBA’s second-tier G-League, which has produced players including New Orleans Pelicans guard Dyson Daniels, and presumptive 2023 number two pick Scoot Henderson.

But the NBL is no stranger to a basketball coup, famously securing the services of current Charlotte Hornets star LaMelo Ball and it could be a dark horse candidate in securing Bronny James.

Could Bronny James come to the NBL?

It’s unlikely that the NBL will be able to entice Bronny James, but this hasn’t stopped the Australian league from pulling out all the stops in courting the 18-year-old.

Speaking to NewsCorp on Tuesday, NBL owner Larry Kestelman admitted that it would be a tall task to sign the youngster, but that the league was intent on doing everything they could.

“We have absolutely reached out and there’s the start of a conversation but it’s very early days,” Kestelman said.

“It would be incredible to see, not just him, but I know there was a conversation about him and LeBron playing one season together.

“It’s a long shot, but the conversation has begun and we’ll be in the mix.”

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