Being the son of one of the world’s most renowned athletes does have its downsides.
USC Basketball standout Bronny James has been absent from play this season, recovering from a cardiac arrest incident during practice in July. LeBron James, his father, informed reporters that he would provide an update on his son’s progress later this month after a scheduled check-up.
While the question of whether the younger James will participate in the Trojans’ games this season remains unanswered, he was spotted at the Galen Center, honing his skills and taking shots before Tuesday’s matchup against UC Irvine.
On campus, Bronny’s status as a nontraditional student draws significant attention. Dealing with constant filming and paparazzi-style questioning has become part of his daily routine.
It is heartening to witness Bronny’s return to the court and his dedication to the game just months after the alarming incident during USC’s practice. While fans are eager to see him play this season, it’s universally acknowledged that his health takes precedence.
The Trojans have had a commendable start to the season, securing dominant victories against Kansas State and CSU Bakersfield. Adding Bronny to their already formidable backcourt, featuring Isaiah Collier, Boogie Ellis, and Kobe Johnson, would undoubtedly strengthen their lineup.
Until a decision is made regarding Bronny’s return to the court, he will navigate his college journey amid the backdrop of seemingly inconsequential questions.