LeBron James: Bronny James could play for the Lakers right now

Despite going up by 13 in the first half versus the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday, the Los Angeles Lakers imploded down the stretch and lost 127-113, dropping their record to 17-19. It was their 10th loss in their last 13 games, and their in-season tournament title almost a month ago now seems like a faint and distant memory.

Lebron James played well for much of Friday’s game, scoring 32 points and also chipping in seven assists, five rebounds and five steals. But in the fourth quarter, he missed four free throws and committed two turnovers that led to five fast-break points for Memphis.

Afterward, James said something interesting about his son Bronny James.

The younger James is in his freshman season of college basketball at the University of Southern California. He has undergone a miraculous recovery from a cardiac arrest episode over the summer that threatened to derail his athletic career.

One has to wonder what the elder James meant by his comment. Was it a passive-aggressive dig at some of his teammates, or was he merely praising his son?

On Wednesday, the younger James had 10 points, three assists and a steal in a win over the University of California, Berkeley. Last Saturday, he had a very robust 15 points on 6-of-11 shooting in 20 minutes versus Oregon State University. Many feel he can be a first-round pick, possibly even a lottery pick, once he declares for the NBA draft.

Story originally appeared on LeBron Wire