NBA News. LeBron James dominates the Drew League for the first time since 2011

LeBron James played in the famous Drew League for the first time since 2011 and created a spectacle together with his teammate DeMar DeRozan. Kyrie Irving was also supposed to appear, but he could be seen elsewhere.

James didn’t hold back Saturday, making 36 total shots, 18 of them (just 2/13 3P) for 42 points. He also recorded 16 rebounds, 4 steals and 3 assists to help the MMV Cheaters come back against the Black Pearl Elite in the fourth quarter. “I’m 100 percent healthy,” James explained ESPN: to know DeRozan, playing in the Drew League, invited LeBron to his team and scored 30 points on 9/23 FG and 14 rebounds himself.

With 4.5 seconds to play, James was fouled and went to the free throw line with a chance to extend his team’s lead to 105-102. He took the first shot and then his opponent Mike Nwabuzor said: “Hey, let me off the hook,” as the North Macedonian KK TFT Skopje professional later revealed. “And he did miss the free throw,” Nwabuzor continued. “That was probably the best moment, but the whole game was fun. Great competition, great to be on the field with him.”

South Korea’s Black Pearl Elite’s Ethan Alvano then set up Downtown’s potential match-winner at the front of the ring, and James threw the victory fist into the air. “It’s been a lifelong dream of mine to play against or with LeBron James,” Alvano said excitedly despite the missed opportunity. floor with him.’

James’ appearance in Compton, Calif., was the first for the Drew League since the 2011 NBA lockout. “It was a surprise at the time,” recalled league commissioner Dino Smiley.

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