Forget playing at Ohio State or USC, Lavar Ball says Bronny James should head to Australia following high school … and spend the 2023-24 season playing pro Down Under.
The big Baller explained to Sporting News Australia this week that he believes the unconventional move to the NBL would make LeBron James‘ kid much more NBA ready — just as he says it did for his own son, LaMelo Ball.
“You playing against grown men and you getting paid,” the 55-year-old said. “If you want to play basketball and you really that dude, why am I sitting in class trying to pass a chemistry test? I don’t wanna play no chemistry. I don’t wanna practice no Spanish. No!”
“I wanna wake up, go practice, go back to sleep, go practice, have a game, practice. That’s all I wanna do. I don’t wanna be like, ‘Hey, I’ll meet you in the student union for study hall.'”
If Bronny does take the overseas route, LaVar believes it could result in a huge monetary windfall for the 18-year-old too … explaining the McDonald’s All-American could gain a massive following — and sell out gyms everywhere.
“You can go set your own stage across the water,” Ball said. “He already got the name. So people wanna see [him]. He gon’ fill the gym up.”
LeBron’s offspring is still undecided on what he wants to do next season — but he’ll have to make a choice soon … he graduates from Sierra Canyon in just a couple weeks.
Could bypassing the Big Ten or the Pac-12 for Australia be in the cards? We’ll all find out soon enough.