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

James, the youngest son of Lakers star LeBron James, signed his contract on 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 as a freshman. He suffered a heart attack a year ago and was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect. He underwent a procedure to repair the defect and was cleared to play for the Trojans and to play in the NBA by the league’s fitness to play panel.

How to watch Bronny James’ Summer League debut

Bronny’s highly anticipated NBA Summer League debut will be televised on ESPN. The game against the Sacramento Kings is set to begin 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 miniature version of the NBA’s much larger Las Vegas Summer League. These games feature young players who have just been drafted, signed or are trying to land a bigger contract. There are also some veterans trying to land a new NBA contract.

Who plays in the California Classic?

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

Where are the California Classic matches played?

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

What is the television schedule for the California Classic?

Saturday July 6th

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 7th

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, 8:00 p.m. ET, ESPN2

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

Tuesday, July 9th

San Antonio Spurs vs. China at Golden 1 Center, 8:00 p.m. ET, NBA TV

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

Wednesday, July 10th

Miami Heat vs. Los Angeles Lakers at Chase Center, 7:00 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 will be held July 12-22 at UNLV’s Thomas and Mack Centers and Pavilion.