Bronny James said at an introductory news conference on Tuesday that he is ready to deal with the pressure of playing alongside his NBA superstar father LeBron with the Los Angeles Lakers.

The 19-year-old former University of Southern California player, chosen by the Lakers last week with the 55th pick in the NBA draft, will form the first father-and-son double act in NBA history when he suits up for the Lakers next season.

The Lakers' move for the teenager has been greeted with skepticism in some quarters, with pundits questioning whether the Lakers would have drafted him if he wasn't LeBron James' eldest son.