Bronny James #0 of Sierra Canyon Trailblazers
Bronny James #0 of Sierra Canyon Trailblazers Getty Images | Hannah Foslien


  • Someone yelled the word "gun" during Bronny James' school's Saturday basketball match
  • The teen, coaches and other players left the venue as the game was stopped early
  • Authorities searched the scene but were unable to find a firearm

A gun scare disrupted a weekend high school basketball game in Washington, D.C., that included LeBron James' eldest son, Bronny James, according to reports.

Less than two minutes were left in Saturday's "DMV Showcase" pre-season exhibition match between Bronny's school, Sierra Canyon, and DeMatha Catholic when a fight broke out in the stands, the New York Post reported.

Someone yelled the word "gun" as the situation unfolded at the venue in Wise High School, which resulted in the game being cut short, according to the Los Angeles Daily News' Tarek Fattal.

Bronny, the coaches and other players reportedly took off in panic when word made it to the court that there was a potential weapon.

Footage of the incident shared by the Fattal showed people leaving as DeMatha Catholic was leading 52-51 in the last quarter of the match.

Sierra Canyon and its players were able to safely return to their hotel, Fattal said.

Authorities later conducted a "thorough search" at the scene, but they were unable to find a firearm, police told TMZ.

There were no injuries from the incident, a police spokesperson said.

Sierra Canyon and DeMatha Catholic, which were playing as the California Basketball Club and Hyattsville Stag, respectively, did not finish the match "out of an abundance of caution," according to DeMatha head coach Mike G. Jones III.

The two teams also did not play Sunday following the incident.

Bronny was seemingly shaken by the gun scare and made a post regarding it on social media.

"[H]igh schoolers can't even hoop in peace now a days (sic)," Bronny, who turned 18 on Oct. 6, said in an Instagram story.

His father has yet to comment on the incident.

Bronny is currently in his senior year at Los Angeles' Sierra Canyon. He has become one of the most highly recruited prospects of the 2023 class, with his current list of suitors including Kentucky, Memphis, Michigan, Ohio State, Oregon, the University of California, Los Angeles and the University of Southern California.

The 6-foot-3 guard has already made a deal with Nike for his name, image and likeness. Bronny also has a contract with Beats by Dr. Dre, which aired an advertisement last month featuring the teen and his father with the tagline, "The Chosen One vs. The Chosen Son."

Bronny James #0 of the Sierra Canyon Trailblazers is greeted by his father and NBA player LeBron James
Bronny James #0 of the Sierra Canyon Trailblazers is greeted by his father and NBA player LeBron James Getty Images | Christian Petersen