Lakers famous person LeBron James went from watching Grizzlies rookie Ziaire Williams dominating in the identical Sierra Canyon uniform as his son, Bronny, to seeing him suiting up for an opposing NBA staff.
After the Lakers’ 121-118 win over Memphis, James talked about what it was prefer to play in opposition to Williams:
“I checked out Ziaire a pair instances and was simply shaking my head inside,” James says, per CBS Sports activities. “Simply remembering a yr and a half in the past, two years, not even a full two years, he was hitting a game-winner to ship them to the state championship alongside my son, and going to the sport and supporting Sierra Canyon, and one yr at Stanford and now he’s right here, so it’s a bizarre dynamic for myself to see one thing like that however completely happy for the child, clearly. However I had a second for certain.”
Williams, who was drafted within the first-round of the 2021 NBA Draft, is at present averaging 4.0 factors and 1.7 in 17 minutes to date this season. At Stanford, Williams averaged 10.7 factors, 4.6 rebounds and a pair of.2 assists.
With the brand new wave of expertise coming into the League, James is about to face one other one in all his son’s former teammates, Brandon Boston Jr., when the Lakers play the Clippers on Dec. 3.