LeBron James hosted California Gov. Gavin Newsom as he signed into law a bill allowing college athletes to be paid

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  • On Monday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed SB 206, also known as the Fair Pay to Play Act, a bill that gives student-athletes the ability to earn money from the use of their names, images, and likenesses.
  • Newsom appeared on LeBron James’ HBO show “The Shop” to sign the bill and discuss its potential impact moving forward.
  • James had been a prominent supporter of the bill.
  • James believes college athletes should be able to market themselves to earn money while still in school.
  • The bill is scheduled to go into effect in 2023 but is expected to face a legal challenge from the NCAA.
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom joined LeBron James on his HBO show “The Shop” to sign SB 206.

Also known as the Fair Pay to Play Act, the bill gives student-athletes the ability to earn money from the use of their names, images, and likenesses. It passed through California state legislature unanimously.

On Monday, Newsom brought out the paperwork and a pen to sign the bill in a clip that James shared on social media.

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