Lakers Coach JJ Redick Massively Sugar Coats Bronny James' Guaranteed Contract With Lakers: 'Earned It'

On Tuesday, the Lakers announced Bronny James' multiyear, fully guaranteed rookie agreement, which is confusing given NBA economics' "first apron" and "second apron"  

Due to his dad's influence, the Lakers chose Bronny despite his poor collegiate performance and granted him a guaranteed contract.   

Are ceilings high? No, but Lakers tried. Despite the stats, they're trying to convince fans Bronny exists. James averaged 4.8 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 2.1 assists in 25 USC games last season.  

Redick said "He worked for this." No offer from Rob Pelinka or myself. "His base level of feel, athleticism, point of attack defender, shooting, passing, there's a lot to like about his game." Based on what?  

Bronny is a mediocre medium-to-deep range shooter and defensive liability at 6-foot-1. Redick is either familiar with Bronny or entirely wrong about player profiles.   

At Tuesday's inaugural presser, Bronny said, "I feel like I've been given an opportunity to display what I can actually do because I wasn't given that much at USC."  

Like Eli Manning, Bronny was chosen without analytics, circumventing sporting "merit"  The NBA media keeps saying it, but the Lakers front office's LeBron appeasement is stupid.  

The Lakers will not sign Bronny on a two-way contract. Clay Travis, OutKick CEO, discussed Bronny's new Lakers contract and the awkward LeBron plan.  

A non-NBA player gets a multi-year contract because of his father, said Clay. This has never happened to an American pro athlete, but media justify it. Wild."  

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