LeBron James, Bronny James
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The oldest son of Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James turned 17-years-old. LeBron James Jr., commonly known as Bronny, received a heart-warming message from his father on Instagram.

“They is insane man!!! 17!! 17!! What In the hell is going on. How are you 17?? 🥺🥺🥺. My baby boy! Ight enough of soft 💩💩. 🤣🤣. Proud of you Young 🤴🏾. Watching you grow into the young man you are today makes me so happy and proud! Love you kid! Keep going up above and beyond! I’m right here guiding and watching! ❤️❤️❤️❤️👑” the four-time NBA champion wrote to Bronny on his Instagram post.

Bronny is currently playing point guard/shooting guard for Sierra Canyon high school. He is expected to be a first round NBA Draft pick in 2024.