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Are players joining LeBron's Lakers destined to be scapegoats when things go south?

The drama with the Lakers has just begun! The heated reaction on social media after Bronny James’ selection in the Lakers was just the starters. Fans and critics alike are looking ahead to the 19-year-old’s performance. Addressing the keen eyes watching LeBron James, the NBA rookie, and the Lakers’ new Head Coach JJ Redick, former NBA player Jeff Teague warned how the trio is currently at a critical point where they might become the scapegoats for all the downs a team faces.

“People going to be there to see it but LeBron 40 JJ Redick a first-year coach then you got lil Bronny if you having some bad moments boy you gonna be the scape goat for sure,” Teague said on the Club 520 podcast. Teague and his crew also discussed their anticipation of young Bronny joining his father LeBron James in the first ten games of the season and how it will create a historic moment contributing to the hype.

Following this, the retired NBA player and his crew spoke about Bronny’s debut for the Lakers in the Summer League California Classic and how people who were critical of the player’s performance. The rookie played for a good 21 minutes scoring 4 points. “It’s California Classic bro, don’t nobody give a sh*t,” he says. 

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After missing a game due to knee issues, Young James appeared for his first NBA game alongside Tommy Kuhse and Blake Hinson. The 19-year-old had two rebounds, two assists, and a steal. He only made 2 out of 9 field goal attempts and missed both of his free throws. That did call on for some criticism from the spectators, but turns out, Bronny has his focus set only on improving. 

LeBron James revealed Bronny James’ indifferent attitude to Critics

While Kuhse scored 15 points, Hinson had 17 points to lead the Lakers but lost to the Sacramento Kings 108-94. King James couldn’t make an attendance due to the camp for the Team USA basketball roster. However, he ensured to support his son from afar. He called Bronny’s first shot “tough” as he watched a clip of the game.

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USA Today via Reuters

Previously in an interview with ESPN, James addressed all the criticism toward his elder son. The Los Angeles Lakers veteran stated while he wanted to be liked in his early days, Bronny is completely different from him and doesn’t care about all the criticism.

“He doesn’t care. I actually care a little bit. When I came in [as a rookie], I wanted people to like me and some of the things that people were saying about me kind of bothered me early on in my career…He doesn’t give a f***” Kind James said. 

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