LeBron James responded to the removal of his son, Bronny James, from ESPN's 2024 mock draft, stating on social media that he doesn't care about mock drafts and emphasized the importance of hard work. The USC freshman and son of LeBron James has not been projected in recent drafts, with speculation about a potential 2025 NBA draft entry. LeBron James encouraged young players to focus on striving for greatness and asserted that mock drafts don't matter.

Bronny James, currently a secondary contributor for USC, has faced recovery from a cardiac arrest and missed part of the summer training. It's been made public that LeBron wants to play alongside his son in the NBA, adding intrigue to future draft scenarios, though that future looks more uncertain with the Bronny's fleeting draft stock.