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Avery Bradley sounds like he’ll accept Lakers championship ring

Lakers guard Avery Bradley

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - MARCH 01: Avery Bradley #11 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts against the New Orleans Pelicans during the second half at the Smoothie King Center on March 01, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)

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The Lakers said Avery Bradley would get a ring if they won a championship.

But Bradley – who sat out the NBA restartexpressed uncertainty about accepting it.

Now that the Lakers have won the title, how does he feel?

Dave McMenamin and Malika Andrews of ESPN:

Pelinka has already said that Bradley will be receiving a ring.

“You play your whole career working for a championship,” Bradley said, “and knowing that I was this close and a part of something, even though I wasn’t there, is still an amazing feeling.”

Bradley absolutely deserves a ring. He was on the team when it won the title. That simple.

Beyond that, Bradley helped the Lakers earn the No. 1 seed, which gave them an easier path through the playoffs.

Maybe we’d lament Bradley’s absence more if guards like Rajon Rondo and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope didn’t step up. But they did, and the Lakers won.

So, Bradley deserves to reap some of the rewards – like getting a ring.