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It isn’t that long ago that Bronny James, the son of NBA legend LeBron James, had his basketball future come into question after suffering a cardiac arrest last July. But reports now suggest that his serious health concern is now fully behind him after receiving a clean bill of health.

James made the bold decision last month to officially enter his name in the 2024 NBA Draft despite what was certainly a shaky freshman season at USC this past year.

LeBron James has remained adamant about his desire to play with his son in the NBA. And even though Bronny technically still has college eligibility for the time being, it sounds like he will indeed be embarking on his professional basketball career next season.

According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Bronny is “expected” to stay in the 2024 NBA Draft class after being fully cleared to participate in all pre-draft activities, including the 2024 NBA Draft Scouting Combine later this month.

This is obviously terrific news all around for Bronny, who will have a chance to show NBA scouts his potential as a player that perhaps wasn’t always on display during his freshman season at USC.

This past season, Bronny did have some highlights on the defensive side of the floor, showing that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree in terms of athleticism and natural instincts defensively. However, he largely struggled on the offensive side of the ball, averaging just 4.8 points per game on 36.6 percent shooting from the field.

If Bronny can impress NBA scouts at the combine later this month, he could certainly find himself drafted, perhaps by his dad’s Los Angeles Lakers, who has already expressed interest in potentially appeasing LeBron’s desires and drafting his son.

[Shams Charania]

About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.