LaVar Ball's Junior Basketball Association (JBA) recently wrapped up its inaugural season, with LaMelo and LiAngelo's Los Angeles Ballers unsurprisingly taking home the first title. In a new interview with TMZ, LaVar says the quality of play in the JBA is higher than that of the NCAA ranks—and it's for that reason that LaVar isn't sure if LeBron James' son, Bronny, would be "good enough" to compete in the JBA.

Asked whether LaVar would invite Bronny to the JBA, the Big Baller Brand patriarch responded: "He's gotta try out and make sure he's good enough. He's not good enough. He's only like 14 years old. ... Yeah, he's good enough for college, but the JBA is a step above that. We're a professional league. We're not college."

Bronny is actually 13—he'll turn 14 in October. Bronny has had offers from Duke and Kentucky for more than two years, and he's shown enough for fans to believe he's a future NBA lock.

"We paying players," LaVar added. "That makes us a professional league. We above that...he don't need the money, but he gotta try out."

Bronny, who was born when LeBron was a 19-year-old who had just entered the NBA, is the oldest of King James' three children. Bronny will attend the elite Crossroads School in Santa Monica, Calif.


LeBron has said it's his dream to play in the NBA with Bronny. Considering 33-year-old LeBron doesn't appear to be slowing down even a little bit, it's reasonable to consider. Bronny will be eligible for the league in five or six years.