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The fate of the Dark Lakers awaits Bronny James if Jeanie Buss gives in to father LeBron’s silent request

Bronny James and his future in basketball are truly in jeopardy, and the reason may be LeBron. King James’ silence when asked about his future with the Los Angeles Lakers after a Game 5 loss to the defending champions was an ultimatum for owner Jeanie Buss. If they want to keep the former MVP, they may have no choice but to pick Bronny in the upcoming draft to fulfill his dream of sharing the court with his son.

If that’s the case, the ultimate loser could be USC Star itself. The Lakers have a history of trading away draft picks, rather than developing them, for more experienced stars around their roster. Jalen Hood is a great example of this. Picked 17th overall in last year’s NBA draft, Hood is already in the rumor mill for a trade.

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But the 20-year-old is not the only example. Los Angeles has traded many top talents over the years, including players like Kyle Kuzma, Lonzo Ball, Julius Randle, Josh Hart and Brandon Ingram. According to mock projections, the Lakers will choose Alex Karaban over the UConn Huskies, but many experts predict that if they succumb to LeBron’s demands, they may have to choose Bronny instead.

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If Los Angeles ends up doing this, Bronny will inevitably be sent to another franchise to work hard for a better player. LBJ will still have the chance to play with his son, but at what cost?

Is there any way Bronny James can save his NBA career?

LeBron James’ agent Rich Paul might have the right solution for Bronny. According to a report by Adrian Wojnarowski, “Rich Paul’s goal here in the pre-draft process for Bronny James is to see if there is the right development system or organization, a place that can take a young player like Bronny James, who stayed for five months without playing after his certainly limited cardiac episode in his season at USC.

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The best bet for the 19-year-old is to hone his skills in a league that will allow it. Since his major heart issue prevented him from doing that at USC, playing restricted minutes. The G-League is a place where he can thrive and return to the NBA after learning the skills to handle it.

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Many examples, from Jalen Green to Pascal Siakam, are G-League veterans currently dominating the league. In this scenario, Bronny might even get the chance to develop his skills and play with LeBron at the same time. What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments below.