Bronny James Puts on Show at Staples Center

On Saturday night at Staples Center, Bronny James shined under the bright lights. On the same court that his father, LeBron James, takes on a regular basis for the Los Angeles Lakers, the 17-year-old scored 19 points. 

“It felt special playing on the same court as he’s played,” said Bronny postgame. “I’m getting a lot of confidence from that, and it was a really special game for me. Afterwards, he just said he liked everything I was doing, with my poise and my pace for the game.”

Sierra Canyon won by a final score of 71-53, as Bronny led his team to a huge win over LeBron’s alma mater in  St. Vincent-St. Mary’s. 

This is the second time in Bronny’s high school career that he’s had the opportunity to face off against his father’s alma mater. The first took place in Ohio two years ago, when James was a freshman and had a game-winning steal and score to solidify a victory. 

Saturday’s game took place in front of many current and former NBA stars, as Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony, Russell Westbrook, Zach Randolph and Metta World Peace among others were in attendance. Additionally, other celebrities like Floyd Mayweather and Jamie Foxx stopped by for the exciting game. 

James’ 19 points came on an efficient 7-for-11 from the field as he showed off unlimited range. His 3-point shooting was extremely impressive in the big win.