JUST-IN:LeBron James attacks draft projections on Bronny James

ESPN apparently irritated one LeBron James by delivering its most recent NBA mock draft on Monday

While Bronny James was earmarked as a second-round pick in their previous mock drafts, the latest list excluded him altogether and instead projected him to be selected in the 2025 NBA Draft.

The projections fueled all sorts of reactions on social media, with some imploring Bronny to stay in USC for a sophomore year to hone his craft, and others concluding that the 19-year-old is simply not cut out for the NBA.James decided to weigh in on the hot-button subject via X through a pair of since-deleted posts.Meanwhile, Kendrick Perkins — a former teammate of James — urged Bronny to remain in school for another year and let his transition to the pros “happen naturally” instead of forcing his way to the pros.Bronny is averaging 5.5 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.5 assists for the USC Trojans while shooting a subpar 37 percent from the field. He missed the early part of the season after suffering a cardiac arrest

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