Is LeBron James’ son ‘committed’ to this California high school?


Rumors of NBA superstar LeBron James landing in Los Angeles gained momentum Monday with the report — albeit unverified — that his son “committed” to attend a high school in Los Angeles County.

The story came from former NBA player Gary Payton, who told a reporter at a USA Today online publication that 13-year-old LeBron James Jr. is committed to attend Sierra Canyon High in Chatsworth. And that, he extrapolated, implies that the famous father will be moving, too.

“If everybody looks at it with a son at that age, you don’t want to be away from him during that period of time,” Payton said. “… I think that he needs a father during that time, and that’s it. I don’t think LeBron is that type of parent, I think he wants to be around his son a lot and see his son play a lot.”

Despite Payton’s comments, multiple sources from Sierra Canyon’s athletic department have made it clear that nothing is “official.”

Chris Palmer, an NBA reporter for Spectrum, was told by Sierra Canyon that no “commitment” has been made.

Just talked to a Sierra Canyon official on the rumor that Bronny James has committed: “That’s news to us. He hasn’t.”

— Chris Martin Palmer (@ChrisPalmerNBA) June 11, 2018

However, the move wouldn’t be farfetched at all. The Sierra Canyon boys basketball team just concluded its 2017-18 season by claiming the CIF State Open Division title, led by an NBA bloodline that garnered national media attention throughout the season.

KJ Martin (son of Kenyon Martin) and Scottie Pippen Jr. (son of Scottie Pippen) started as juniors last season and will be go-to players as seniors next fall along with high-flying guard Cassius Stanley, who is ranked as one of the best high school basketball prospects in the country by various ranking services.

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Source:: The Mercury News – Sports


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