Just like football, where elite players like to play naked on vacation, basketball is no different. During his sabbatical from the NBA, LeBron James threw himself a party of die-hard fans when he attended King Drew Magnet High School in Los Angeles to play in the Drew League, the most popular professional and amateur basketball league in the United States. King James has not attended the event since 2011.
LeBron James Drew League 2022 — Photo: Cassy Athena/Getty Images
Playing in the MMV Cheaters alongside DeMar DeRozan, a Los Angeles native and NBA All Star, LeBron James walked off the court with a 104-102 victory against the Black Pearl Elite. The Lakers star started off missing a three-pointer, but got the crowd going with a spinning backflip. In total, King James scored 42 points and 16 rebounds.
Kyrie Irving from the Brooklyn Nets was also expected to attend the Drew League match, but the point guard could not arrive at the scheduled time.
The Drew League began in 1973 and has become the premier professional and amateur basketball league, featuring several NBA players each year. The NBA prohibits stars from participating in certain events outside of the regular season, but for the Drew League, they are allowed.