Last month, we celebrated the history-making moment when LeBron James and his son, Bronny James, became the first father-son duo to play in the NBA together as a result of Bronny the Los Angeles Lakers drafting the younger James as the newest addition to their team. Yet, we are just now finding out additional details about the 4-year deal that Bronny inked to play on the team. The19-year-old signed a $7.9M rookie deal, the same day his father inked his extension.


According to ESPN, per a source, “Bronny James’ contract begins at $1,157,143 in 2024-25 and progresses to $1,955,377 the following year, $2,296,271 in 2026-27 and $2,486,955 for a team option in 2027-28.”

“We view Bronny as [a] Case Study One because [of] his base level of feel, athleticism, point-of-attack defender, shooting, passing,” Lakers coach JJ Redick said in a recent interview. “There’s a lot to like about his game, and as we build out our player development program holistically, he’s going to have a great opportunity to become an excellent NBA player.”

In addition to Redick, Los Angeles Lakers GM Rob Pelinka said in a statement that, “[Bronny] is a person of high character and someone who works incredibly hard. He has the quality we look for in drafting players and adding to our development (program).”

In addition to James, the Lakers also signed, this year’s No. 17 draft pick, Dalton Knecht.

In July 2023, the young athlete collapsed during practice with his freshman team at the University of Southern California. Bronny experienced a cardiac arrest, later attributed by doctors to a congenital heart defect. Following rehabilitation and ongoing medical supervision, Bronny made his debut for the USC basketball team nearly five months into his first college season.

We know that millions will flock to Bronny and LeBron’s first official game together. We cannot wait to see what magic the duo will bring to the court.


Photo: LeBron James Instagram; Bronny James Instagram

Tiffany Silva

Tiffany Silva

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