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NBA Rumors: ‘Emotional’ LeBron leads champagne toast for Bronny James after Lakers pick |  News, scores, highlights, stats and rumours

NBA Rumors: ‘Emotional’ LeBron leads champagne toast for Bronny James after Lakers pick | News, scores, highlights, stats and rumours

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 10: Los Angeles Lakers forward Lebron James and his daughter Zhuri Nova pass by USC Trojans guard Bronny James (6) before the Long Beach State 49ers vs USC Trojans college basketball game on December 10 2023 at the Galen Center in Los Angeles, CA.  (Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James was understandably “very emotional” and gave a champagne toast to family and friends at a dinner in New York after his son Bronny took the 55th No. NBA standings ahead of the Lakers.

“The James family received the news while gathering for an intimate dinner in New York, sources told ESPN. LeBron’s mother Gloria and wife Savannah’s parents attended, along with some of Bronny’s closest friends and confidantes. After the Lakers made their decision, LeBron led the group in a champagne toast to commemorate the occasion, a source told ESPN, and was “very emotional” given the weight of the moment.

The pick obviously marks a historic moment in NBA history, McMenamin noted.

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The Los Angeles Lakers drafted Bronny James with the No. 55. The first father-son duo as active players in NBA history are also set to become the first father-son teammates. LeBron James, 39, and Bronny, 19, will share the court in LA

The pick also refers to the Seattle Mariners of 1990 and 1991, when Ken Griffey Sr. and Ken Griffey Jr. played for the same team and even shared the field at times.

This article will be updated soon to provide more information and analysis.