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LeBron says Bronny's NBA future is 'not promised'

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The basketball world already can't help but speculate about the possibility of LeBron James and his son, LeBron "Bronny" James Jr., becoming the first father-son duo to play in the league together.

Following the Los Angeles Lakers' narrow 101-96 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday, King James jokingly downplayed the chances of making history with his heir apparent.

"The way my body feels right now postgame, no. Absolutely not," James told reporters when asked whether he thinks he can play in the league with his son at some point.

As for the ever-growing hype surrounding Bronny, LeBron said it's not guaranteed that his son even makes it to the NBA.

"Through the grace of God and through the grace of health, we will see what happens, but at the end of the day, it's not promised that my son can make it to this level," James said.

"Being in the NBA ... if you're able to make it, you don't ever take it for granted. This is all cool and well and dandy, but there's so much more to life, especially when you're raising a family."

Bronny is currently a freshman at Sierra Canyon High School and is playing alongside Dwyane Wade's son, Zaire. The elder James recently watched his son in action with Sierra Canyon for the first time in person. Bronny played against LeBron's alma mater, St. Vincent-St. Mary.

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