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Bronny James-to-Celtics in 2024 draft one Hell of a longshot

 Where do I start? There are many potential negatives involved in the Boston Celtics choosing Bronny James in the 2024 NBA draft.


Bronny's dad, Lebron James, has stated he would sign with the team that drafts his son. His present contract with the Lakers has a "player option" attached to it for the 2024-25 season. So, should he choose, he could opt out and become a free agent - able to pick his own team.

But there would be no way Boston could afford the $51.4 million Lebron is slated to earn if he remains with Los Angeles. So what if agrees to take far less? Then comes to mind the massive ego and the fit and synergy with the Jay Team - or lack thereof.

And how about the medical concerns with Bronny - who went into cardiac arrest this past summer due to a heart defect. That could be a major concern.

Mock NBA drafts have the younger James going anywhere from the late-lottery to not being drafted at all. The incentive for some teams to go ahead and draft Bronny would be the potential acquisition of one of the top all-time NBA players - albeit one who will be 40 years old a bit more than a year from now.

The chances of Boston acquiring both father and son this coming summer appears to be an extreme longshot, but it can not be ruled out entirely. The vision of a still-potent superstar partnered with the present Celtics roster is intriguing, but what blurs that vision is the concept of Lebron "rocking the Celtics ship" as currently constructed. Stay tuned.


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