The Drew League is a pro-am summer basketball league. It’s based in Los Angeles and has seen its share of NBA players show up to dazzle fans and opponents alike.
In 2011, when the NBA was on hiatus because of a lockout, LeBron James went from words to deeds to put on a show that did not disappoint.
The Los Angeles Lakers star teamed up with Chicago Bulls back DeMar DeRozan on the MMV Cheaters team against Black Pearl.
James led his team to a 104-102 victory, setting up a typically royal stat line of 42 points and 16 rebounds.
DeRozan added 30 points and 14 rebounds. James’ competitive spirit manifested itself even during a pro-am match. He contested an appeal withdrawn from league referees at the end of the game.
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green was on hand to watch the action. Kyrie Irving of the Brooklyn Nets was scheduled to play in a game later in the day.