Bronny James, the eldest son of Lakers superstar LeBron James, experienced a gun scare while playing in a high school basketball game in Washington, D.C. on Saturday.
Bronny’s Sierra Canyon basketball team was playing DeMatha Catholic in the “DMV Showcase” preseason event at Wise High School when chaos broke out in the stands, leading some to believe that a gun had been pulled, according to TMZ.
With less than two minutes remaining in the exhibition game and DeMatha (playing as the Hyattsville Stags) leading 52-51, a fight reportedly broke out in the stands and someone allegedly yelled “gun.”
In video footage from the melee posted to Twitter, players from both teams can be seen sprinting off the court. Spectators followed suit.
Police told TMZ Sports that upon arrival to scene, they did a “thorough search” and “did not locate a firearm.”
There were no injuries in the incident, a police spokesperson said.
The two teams did not return to the court to finish the game “out of an abundance of caution,” DeMatha head coach Mike G. Jones III said.
After the game, Bronny reportedly took to his Instagram story and wrote, “high schoolers can’t even hoop in peace now a days.”
The two teams did not play on Sunday.
Bronny, a 6-foot-3 guard, is in his senior season at Sierra Canyon in Southern California, and has become one of the most highly recruited prospects of the 2023 class. His current list of suitors includes: Kentucky, Memphis, Michigan, Ohio State, Oregon, UCLA and USC.
Bronny, who turned 18 this month, already has a Nike NIL deal and a contract with Beats By Dre — which aired an ad last month featuring him and his dad with the tagline “The Chosen One vs. The Chosen Son.”
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