Gilbert Arenas Says LeBron James Jr. Can Match His Fathers Statistics – Fadeaway World

Gilbert Arenas Says LeBron James Jr. Can Match His Father\s Statistics - Fadeaway World
Gilbert Arenas Reveals How Bronny James Jr Can Catch LeBron
New Warriors Troy Murphy, Jason Richardson and Gilbert Arenas work their way through the crowd on the way to the Golden State Warriors introduction of their draft picks at an outdoor press conference at City Center Plaza in Oakland on June 28, 2001.

New Warriors Troy Murphy, Jason Richardson and Gilbert Arenas work their way through the crowd on the way to the Golden State Warriors introduction of their draft picks at an outdoor press conference at City

Crawford isn’t the player he once was, but he can still provide microwave scoring off the bench. Last season with the Phoenix Suns, the former eighth overall pick averaged 7.9 points, 1.3 rebounds, 3.6 assists, and 0.5 steals in 18.9 minutes per contest. The veteran shot 33.2 percent on 3-pointers, so while he is no longer a truly feared marksman, he could still be able to provide some value for the Lakers off the bench.

Gilbert Arenas thinks Lakers should sign Jamal Crawford

New Warriors Troy Murphy, Jason Richardson and Gilbert Arenas work their way through the crowd on the way to the Golden State Warriors introduction of their draft picks at an outdoor press conference at City Center Plaza in Oakland on June 28, 2001.

Crawford also has 19 seasons under his belt, and this wealth of experience he possesses is also something he can bring to the table should Los Angeles decide to come calling. The Lakers won’t have roster room if Dwight Howard makes the team, but there could be potential for a training camp deal and a camp battle.

Gilbert Arenas Says LeBron James Jr. Can Match His Fathers Statistics

New Warriors Troy Murphy, Jason Richardson and Gilbert Arenas work their way through the crowd on the way to the Golden State Warriors introduction of their draft picks at an outdoor press conference at City

Three-time Sixth Man of the Year winner Jamal Crawford remains one of the more prominent free agents currently available on the market. At 39, teams appear to be hesitant to add the 6-foot-5 combo guard, perhaps concerned about whether or not Crawford still has enough gas left in the tank.

In the year leading up to the 2001 NBA Draft, Arenas, then a star at the University of Arizona, said he spent big: an Escalade “with the five TVs,” a $40,000 chain and more. Betting on big first-round money, it didnt seem like a bad idea. It was.

This is not something that worries former NBA All-Star Gilbert Arenas, who firmly believes Crawford can still play at an NBA level. As a matter of fact, Arenas believes the Los Angeles Lakers would greatly benefit from bringing Crawford on board.

In an interview with Bleacher Reports Leo Sepkowitz, Arenas opened up about the tough years he spent playing for the Golden State Warriors, close to flat broke despite his generous compensation.

They need your outside shooting. Arenas continued. They also need your creativity to provide more baskets and they need another guard. I feel Jamal Crawford in that type of situation would be great for both sides.

On draft night, Arenas was picked 31st overall by the Warriors — the second round — dropping his multi-million payout to a $330,000 annual salary. It was barely enough to pay his expenses, Arenas admitted. So he budgeted himself $400 a month in order to cover his debts and live in the Bay Area, renting a “small house” instead of the glamorous digs hed envisioned.

“Try going on a date in the middle of the month with $100 left. I got gas, I had two dogs and a girlfriend at the time. There was no date night! It was horrible,” he told Bleacher Report.

The young man has so much pressure on him to live up to the player that his father has become, the closer he gets to the NBA, the more attention he is bound to attract from media, other players and NBA franchises. Hearing from former greats of the game such as Gilbert Arenas say such positive things about Bronny, just adds to the expectations he will carry when entering the NBA. There are not too many 14-year-olds in the world that would be carrying this type of pressure on their back.

Things got better for Arenas, who signed a six-year, $60 million contract with the Washington Wizards in 2003.

Bronny is still four years away from making it to the NBA, however, former NBA All-Star Gilbert Arenas is already prepared to say that he will be just as good as his dad. Arenas has plenty of reasoning behind this, the former star has worked with Bronny and other NBA players children.

Hes been retired from playing since 2013. He does some broadcasting work and also hosts his own sports show called “The No Chill Podcast.”

Its been clear that one of LeBron James final goals to achieve before he retires is to be still playing during the day that his son is drafted. It would be incredible to see in four years time, LeBron James and his son running around on the same NBA court together.

Gilbert Arenas was a pretty good player during his time in the league so its not surprising that he feels as though he can speak on the future of the sport, especially when it comes to some of the up-and-coming athletes. During a recent interview with Bleacher Report, Arenas spoke about a plethora of topics and even got to touch on the fact that he has worked out with Bronny James Jr. who is the 14-year-old son of LeBron James. Bronny has been receiving a ton of praise as of late thanks to his dunking ability and highlight-reel plays that go viral almost every single week.

Arenas is in the opinion that the 14-year-old high school freshman has the ability to reach the same numbers that his father has been able to achieve, per Bleacher Reports Leo Sepkowitz.

Arenas already has some high praise for Bronny and went on to say that if there is anyone who could potentially challenge LeBrons throne, it would be his own son.

LeBron James is arguably the greatest player that the league has ever seen and his son LeBron James Jr, otherwise known as Bronny, may have the potential to be just as good as his father.

“The only person thats gonna challenge LeBrons stats is the next one coming,” Arenas said. “Hes a super freak.”

The only person thats gonna challenge LeBrons stats is the next one coming, Arenas said. Hes a super freak.

It remains to be seen whether or not Bronny can really be that great although so far, the signs are pointing in the right direction. There is no denying that Bronny has the tools to become a star and in just a few years, some believe he will be a highly sought after recruit for a big-time college program.

With a player like Arenas co-signing the young star, its safe to say that the sky is the limit for Bronny as he maneuvers his way through high school basketball.


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