One such night arrived Wednesday, when LeBron's Los Angeles Lakers faced the Dallas Mavericks and Bronny's USC went on the road to face Arizona. The Lakers finished first, beating the Mavs 127-110, which left LeBron to answer questions from reporters while his son played on a nearby television.
As any parent invested in their kid's athletic success can attest, it proved to be quite a distraction. James didn't hide his reactions to the game while rolling through questions, leading to quotes such as "Defensively, we were in tune, and offensively we're really — God, damn it! — sorry."
LeBron was locked into Bronny’s USC game on the TV in the locker room during his postgame media tonight: pic.twitter.com/iDUMAeRjy5
— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) January 18, 2024
USC wound up losing to the 12th-ranked Wildcats 82-67. The loss moved the team's record to 8-10 and 2-5 in conference play, second-to-last in the Pac-12.
With top freshman Isaiah Collier still out due to a hand injury, Bronny got his second career start and saw a career high in minutes (30), posting 11 points, a career-high six assists, five rebounds and five turnovers.
Bronny's college career has been a work in progress so far, understandably so given that he missed the start of the season due to a cardiac arrest episode during the offseason. LeBron attended his son's college debut last month and called it "everything for my family."