LeBron James' son rushed off court after gun scare at basketball game
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LeBron James' son has been rushed off the court during a basketball game after a gun was reportedly brandished in the stands.
Footage has since emerged of the scary scenes as petrified fans made a desperate dash to the exit doors.
Thankfully, no shots were fired and no one was injured.
The highly-anticipated high school basketball clash between Bronny James' Sierra Canyon and DeMatha Catholic was marred when an altercation broke out between spectators.
Tensions then boiled over when one of the people-in-question allegedly pulled out a firearm, sparking mass panic among other onlookers.
Fellow supporters, players and coaches then fled the court, cutting the game short in its tracks.
The Sierra Canyon vs. DeMatha game had to be cut short after a fight broke out in the stands and "gun" was yelled, which prompted both teams to run off the floor.— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) October 30, 2022
(via @Tarek_Fattal, austinhavinnn/TT)pic.twitter.com/1Rj9hoODHG
The two teams did not return to the court "out of an abundance of caution," DeMatha head coach Mike G. Jones III told TMZ.
Footage of the scary scenes soon flooded social media and it makes for pretty distressing viewing.
As for NBA prospect Bronny, he took to Instagram after the incident to share his thoughts.
"High schoolers can't even hoop in peace now a days," he said via his Instagram story.
Weird scene in D.C. at Wise High against DeMatha. The game was stopped early.— Tarek Fattal (@Tarek_Fattal) October 30, 2022
Sierra Canyon (playing as CBC) ran off the court. Sources are saying a fight broke out in the stands and “gun” was yelled, which prompted the frantic ending.pic.twitter.com/DAQ45v0A7x
Bronny looks destined to land in the NBA in the near future, not just because he's the son of basketball royalty, but because he's doing the business on the court.
And a dream link-up to play with his father is still definitely on the cards.
"It's up to Bronny to hold his end of the deal. I believe LeBron James will still be playing in the NBA in Year 22. As I watch Bronny's clips, he gets better and better every time I watch. Is that enough to get him to... this level? We'll have to wait and see, but I know how important that is to LeBron, because it's so close," Shannon Sharpe said on Undisputed back in August.
"The narrative says – you know what? – we got a prodigy, and even though Ken Griffey Sr. is not the player that he once was, we got the prodigy. And to see this happen, because we might not ever, ever see it again, let's make it happen.
"OK, but ... it's reversed. It's reversed. It's the senior – right – versus the junior. In the other situation, it's the junior versus the senior."