Bronny James has been in the headlines significantly more than any other young athlete could be. This is largely due to being the son of one of the greatest NBA players, LeBron James. Despite not even playing a single game in the league, he holds immense popularity. Recently, Bronny became the highest-paid athlete as per the NIL evaluation and this news took the internet by storm and attracted various opinions of fans worldwide.
The Lakers star LeBron’s son Bronny has a whopping $5.9 Million NIL Earnings. This is the cumulative earnings of endorsement deals from some of the most reputable brands. Such as Nike, FaZe Clan, PSD Underwear, Beats by Dre, and so on. Interestingly, despite not being a part of the NBA yet, Bronny significantly earns more than LeBron’s teammates at the Lakers.
USC guard Bronny James holds a $5.9M On3 NIL Valuation, the most in College Athletics📈
2. Shedeur Sanders – $4.8M
3. Livvy Dunne – $3.2M
4. Arch Manning – $2.8M
5. Caleb Williams – $2.7M
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Furthermore, he is also a part of the USC Trojans which is the official basketball team of the University of Southern California. Due to a cardiac arrest at the end of July, fans didn’t see much of Bronny on the basketball court. However, he did step out with LeBron at the iconic Drake concert that happened two months after the cardiac arrest.
Seeing Bronny donning USC basketball colors for the first time emerged as a hope to witness him playing beside LeBron. Especially since the Lakers star has mentioned how he wishes to play along with his two sons, Bronny and Bryce James. This dream could be a reality soon as fans speculate the chances of Bronny James getting drafted in the 2024 NBA draft.
Players who make less money than Bronny James
It is undeniable that the roaster of the Los Angeles Lakers has some of the best players in the league, and their chances of winning this season’s championship are high. However, there are about eight players on the team who earn significantly less than what Bronny James earns.
Despite them having illustrious careers where they have proved their worth, they earn less than Bronny who has not even played a single NBA game. These include players Jaxson Hayes, Cam Reddish, Max Christie, Christian Wood, Jalen Wood-Schifino, Jarred Vanderbilt, Tauren Prince, and Maxwell Lewis. All of them are the key players in the roaster and yet earn less than $5.9 million.
On the other hand, there are merely six players who are earning more than Bronny’s figure. Unsurprisingly, Austin Reaves is a part of these six players as he according to Rob Pelinka has ‘Mamba Genes’. The other players along with Reaves who are earning anywhere between $10-17 million are D’Angelo Russell, Rui Hachimura, and Gabe Vincent.
Furthermore, the power forward Anthony Davis earns a staggering $40 million. On the other hand, LeBron is the highest-paid player in the roaster with $47.6 earnings this season. It would be fascinating to see how much Bronny James will earn when he makes a debut in the NBA.