After LeBron James scored 21 points in the Los Angeles Lakers’ 100-92 win over the New York Knicks on Wednesday night, he met with the media at Madison Square Garden. James said how MSG is his favorite arena in the world to play in as a visitor, and then received a weird question from a reporter about his 15-year-old son, Bronny:
“With all the thoughts over the years of Knicks fans desperately wishing that you’d come here… if your son gets drafted by the Knicks one day, will you consider playing with him here?”
LeBron had an excellent — and understandably annoyed — response:
If LeBron's son was drafted by the Knicks, would he consider playing in New York?
He didn't say no… pic.twitter.com/Qf16j2GkKn
— Knicks Videos (@sny_knicks) January 23, 2020
“My son in the ninth grade, man. Trying to worry about what project he gotta turn in tomorrow. That’s what we worried about right now. And that’s the most important- school, home, and being the best big brother he can be.”
Asking about the NBA future of a player’s ninth-grade kid, and the idea of a 40-year-old LeBron finally choosing to play for the Knicks, is peak Knicks media.