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Bronny James expected to make NBA summer league debut Saturday: How to watch

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Los Angeles Lakers rookie Bronny James is expected to make his NBA summer league debut Saturday at the California Classic.

James, the older son of Lakers star LeBron James, signed his contract Wednesday – a deal that will pay him $7.9 million over four seasons.

Bronny was the 55th overall pick in the second round of the NBA draft, and by joining the Lakers, LeBron and Bronny are the first father-son duo to play in the NBA at the same time.

Bronny, 19, played one season at Southern California and decided to enter the NBA draft his freshman season. He sustained a cardiac sudden cardiac a year ago and was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect. He had a procedure to repair the defect and was cleared to play for the Trojans and cleared to play in the NBA by the league’s Fitness to Play panel.

How to watch Bronny James’ Summer League debut

Bronny’s expected NBA summer league debut will be televised by ESPN. The game against the Sacramento Kings begins at 4:30 p.m. ET at Golden State’s Chase Center in San Francisco.

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What is the California Classic?

The California Classic is a mini-version of the NBA’s much larger Las Vegas Summer League. These games feature young players who were just drafted, signed or trying to earn a larger deal. Some veterans trying to get a new NBA contract also participate.

Who is playing in the California Classic?

The Lakers, Golden State, Sacramento, Charlotte, Miami, San Antonio and China’s national team will play in the California Classic.

Where are California Classic games played?

Six games are at Golden State’s Chase Center in San Francisco, and six are at Sacramento’s Golden 1 Center.

What is the California Classic TV schedule?

Saturday, July 6

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Sacramento Kings at Chase Center, 4:30 p.m. ET, ESPN

Miami Heat vs. Golden State at Chase Center, 6:30 p.m. ET,

Charlotte Hornets vs. San Antonio Spurs at Golden 1 Center, 8:30 p.m. ET, NBA TV

China vs. Sacramento Kings at Golden 1 Center, 10:30 p.m. ET, NBA TV

Sunday, July 7

Miami Heat vs. Sacramento at Chase Center, 4:30 p.m. ET, NBA TV

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Golden State Warriors at Chase Center, 6:30 p.m. ET, NBA TV

China vs. Charlotte Hornets at Golden 1 Center, 8 p.m. ET, ESPN2

San Antonio Spurs vs. Sacramento Kings at Golden 1 Center, 10 p.m. ET, ESPN2

Tuesday, July 9

San Antonio Spurs vs. China at Golden 1 Center, 8 p.m. ET, NBA TV

Charlotte Hornets vs. Sacramento Kings at Golden 1 Center, 10 p.m. ET, NBA TV

Wednesday, July 10

Miami Heat vs. Los Angeles Lakers at Chase Center, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN2

Sacramento Kings vs. Golden State Warriors at Chase Center, 10 p.m. ET, NBA TV

When is the Las Vegas Summer League?

The Las Vegas Summer League is July 12-22 at UNLV’s Thomas and Mack Center and Pavilion arenas.

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