The news that Bronny James is projected to be a top ten pick in the 2024 NBA draft comes after he had what many people are describing as a disastrous performance as the main option for Sierra Canyon in a playoffs game against Notre Dame, which has Dusty Stromer and Master P’s son Mercy Miller. Viral videos appear to show Bronny was struggling to dribble in the half court, missing layups, and shooting air balls as the focal point of his team’s offense. Many of the top players on the team were suspended due to a fight in their previous game.
The expectations are high for Bronny James, but many people still question whether the hype around him is due to his actual skill, or because of the name he carries. With news of he has allegedly become a projected lottery pick in the eyes of draft scouts, many people are shocked because they feel that at this moment there doesn’t seem to be anything about his game that would entail that he will be one of the 10 best players available to be drafted in 2024, besides his athleticism.
Did Dusty Stromer and Mercy Miller’s Notre Dame Team Expose Bronny James’ Weaknesses as a Player?
After being selected a McDonald’s All American many people feel that Bronny should be dominating, especially when his team needed him to be a scorer. However, during Sierra Canyon’s playoff game vs Notre Dame as the game progressed, it seemed that Bronny was struggling in the half court. There were many people on social media pointed out what the felt was his was inability to cleanly beat his defender off the dribble, careless turnovers, and bad shots. On social media many people expressed how they felt his lack of ball-handling skills and inability to hit shots from the outside was a glimpse of what might happen when he’s playing against college competition or NBA level talent.
When Bronny was the focal point of the offense, Notre Dame was able to focus their defense on him and key in on his weaknesses. Bronny was unable to make adjustments, resulting in missed layups and shots, but that happens to the even the best players sometimes. Bronny finished the game with 11 points, and under 45% shooting. The question people have is did Bronny get exposed, or was this just a bad game? Does he have the talent of a high school player being projected to be a top ten pick in the NBA draft? Those answers vary depending on who you ask.
The poor performance of Bronny James in the playoff game was certainly glaring, but the talent and potential are still there. With the right development, Bronny could still be a valid top ten pick in the 2024 NBA draft, not just because of his last name. He still has plenty of time to work on his weaknesses and prove to scouts that he can be a reliable scorer and creator in the half court. Whatever team gets Bronny is also getting Lebron, so that alone might get him selected regardless of what happens before then.