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LeBron James, Drake, J.R. Smith and Jared Dudley attend Bronny James’ sophomore debut

Bronny James’ Sierra Canyon team lost their CIF Open Division Final against Corona Centennial, but that didn’t stop LeBron James, Drake, Jared Dudley and J.R. Smith from enjoying the show.

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LeBron James has gotten a lot of opportunities to be proud of his son oldest son, Bronny James, this week. First there was Bronny landing on the cover of Sports Illustrated for his gaming exploits, and a few days later, he made his return to the court following surgery to repair his torn meniscus earlier this year, playing in the first game of his sophomore season for his high school, Sierra Canyon.

And just like ending up on his first SI cover as a high schooler was reminiscent of his father doing the same, Bronny’s game was a star-studded affair akin to the ones LeBron starred in two decades prior, drawing famous onlookers like the rapper Drake, Lakers forward Jared Dudley, 2020 NBA champion and Bubble MVP J.R. Smith, and of course, LeBron himself.

First of all, the main takeaway from these clips is that Jared Dudley is definitely coming back to the Lakers, just like he said he was. Dudz has never lied.

As the game went along, LeBron — as big a basketball junkie as you’ll find — got just as excited for Bronny’s teammate, Amari Bailey, posterizing nearly the entire Corona Centennial roster in the first half:

Look at that: Even at 36, LeBron is always learning, looking positively Andre Drummond-esque on that celebration. And hey, at least it looks like his ankle is feeling a bit better!

Bronny did score a few baskets in his return, but unfortunately for him and the rest of the self-dubbed James Gang, Sierra Canyon ultimately lost the game:

Still, this had to be a cool moment for Bronny and every other kid in that gym. I mean, having celebrities like Jared Dudley attend your high school game has to be pretty awesome, whether you win or lose.

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