‘Bronny has earned this,’ JJ Redick says; rookie to sign multiyear contract with Lakers, per sources

Los Angeles Lakers coach JJ Redick (right) and second-round draft pick Bronny James at a press conference at the UCLA Health Training Center on Tuesday in Los Angeles. (Kirby Lee/USA TODAY)

Lakers rookie Bronny James had a “surreal” week since being drafted by Los Angeles with the 55th pick in the 2024 NBA Draft on Thursday, he said alongside Dalton Knecht at the rookies’ introductory news conference Tuesday.