Bronny James Medically Cleared By Physicians To Play In NBA

Bronny James Medically Cleared By Physicians To Play In NBA

A hurdle has been cleared for Bronny James in his quest to join his father in playing in the NBA as the league has medically cleared him after an examination.

According to ESPN, James will be allowed to participate in the upcoming pre-draft combine, a requirement for any college player vying to be drafted into the NBA. The son of future NBA Hall of Famer, LeBron James was examined by three physicians of the NBA’s Fitness to Play Panel. All three unanimously approved that Bronny was safe to enter the combine where teams judged the talent and ability of perspective ballplayers.

The pre-draft combine will take place starting on May 7 when players will participate in 5-on-5 scrimmages.

Bronny will be under scrutiny after having an underwhelming freshman season at the University of Southern California (USC) after he suffered a cardiac arrest on July 24, 2023. He was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where it was revealed that a congenital heart defect was the probable cause for the health scare.

When Bronny did return to the court to play for the USC Trojans, he averaged only 4.8 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 2.1 assists while playing 19.4 minutes per game. Numbers that critics have agreed that he may not be NBA-ready and should possibly stay in college another year to improve his skills and his numbers.

In February, ESPN dropped him from the 2024 mock draft but placed him in the 2025 mock draft.

But, on April 5, he declared for the NBA draft and entered the transfer portal after completing his freshman season. Bronny has a May 29 deadline to stay in the draft or return to college.

Based on an agreement between the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association, anyone who wants to be in the draft has to participate in the combine. Yet, the league has given players the option to not play in the scrimmages.

Bronny James Medically Cleared By Physicians To Play In NBA

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