According to sports analyst Stephen A. Smith, LeBron James is pushing for the Los Angeles Lakers to make two significant moves this offseason: drafting his eldest son, Bronny James, with a second-round pick, and appointing former player JJ Redick as the team’s new head coach.

“LeBron James is trying to get the Los Angeles Lakers to draft Bronny James with a second-round pick. He’d also like for JJ Redick to be his next head coach. I’m just telling you what I’ve heard. Now that doesn’t mean the Lakers want JJ Redick, it doesn’t mean they don’t,” Smith said, via HoopsHype.

LeBron’s desire to see his son join the Lakers organization reflects his long-standing ambition to play alongside Bronny in the NBA, a sentiment he has openly expressed in the past.

NBA insider Brian Windhorst recently reported that the Lakers will draft Bronny if the opportunity presents itself. Los Angeles holds No. 17 and 55 picks in this year’s draft.

The potential hiring of Redick as head coach adds another layer of intrigue to the Lakers’ offseason plans, as they seek to rebuild following a disappointing season that saw them exit the playoffs in the first round.

Recently, it was reported that the Lakers are doing due diligence on Redick, who among a bunch names rumored to be coaching candidates for the Purple and Gold.

While LeBron’s influence within the Lakers organization is significant, it remains to be seen whether his wishes align with the team’s long-term strategic goals.