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Following a brief stint at USC that was cut short by a medical crisis, it is now reported that Bronny James Jr. is prepared to enter the Transfer Portal.

Vocal about the aspiration to join the NBA alongside his son Bryce, a high school senior, and Bronny, an athlete at the University of Southern California, LeBron James seems determined. Despite facing a health setback last year, Bronny managed to rejoin the team and contribute towards the end of the season.

The eldest of the James siblings currently maintains averages of 4.8 points, 2.8 rebounds, and carries a 36% FG percentage. However, a recent report suggests that while excelling at his current institution, his focus may already be directed elsewhere.

As per On3, Hall of Fame journalist Dick Weiss revealed a surprising development stating that Bronny was eyeing the Transfer Portal for a move to a different NCAA institution.

“USC freshman guard Bronny James is entering the transfer portal. Good for him. Needs to get away from the Hollywood hype. Best of luck to LeBron’s kid.” conveyed Weiss on X.

Shortly after, he deleted the initial post.

Despite Weiss retracting his statement, his reliable track record prevailed over the retraction, with many acknowledging his close involvement with Bronny’s collegiate journey and considering him a trustworthy source for updates.

Following the deletion of the original tweet, the reporter expressed his inability to confirm the story but supported the notion.

“Can’t confirm Bronny James story guys,” Weiss shared. “Still think it’s an idea whose time has come. Makes sense if it happens. I love the kid, think he could be a star elsewhere.”

Although Weiss walked back on his tweet, USC men’s basketball head coach Andy Enfield recently announced his departure after 11 seasons, as reported by NBC Los Angeles. History shows that when a head coach exits, it often triggers a flux of star players leaving. A similar scenario unfolded when Alabama head coach Nick Saban retired, prompting a surge of students entering the Transfer Portal.