LeBron James’ 42-point show lights up Drew League
LOS ANGELES-LeBron James scored 42 points in a successful Drew League comeback as he connected with DeMar DeRozan for a 104-102 victory in the popular pro-am basketball league in L.A. On Saturday.
Longtime Drew League commissioner Dino Smiley told ESPN he expected Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving to step in for James and DeRozan in the game, but that didn't happen.
"We've got two more games today and six tomorrow, so we'll see," Smiley said Saturday afternoon.
Smiley said Irving was playing Saturday "like it was definitely a bet, but I don't know what happened."
While Saturday's Drew League game is being played near Compton, Calif., it's about 55 miles away in Thousand Oaks.
participant in Los Angeles Lakers assistant coach Phil Handy's girls basketball skills camp posted a video of Irving working with the campers on his Instagram account.
Handy coached Irving for five seasons when both were part of the Cleveland Cavaliers organization.
Saturday's Drew League game marked the first public appearance for the 37-year-old James, who has been playing basketball for more than three months.