LeBron James On Fire In The Drew League, Kyrie A No-Show

In his first public appearance on a basketball court in over three months, Lebron James put on a show at the Drew League Pro-Am game held in the Compton neighborhood in Los Angeles. Lebron joined DeMar DeRozen’s team and lit it up, scoring 42 points with 16 rebounds and 4 steals in a 104-102 win for his MMV Cheaters team.

The Drew League was founded in 1973 but has seen a lot of NBA players join the games since 2011, the year of the NBA lockout. The games are held at Charles Drew Junior High School gym in Compton and is very well attended.

Kyrie Irving was expected to play but was a no-show yesterday. He was in California but showed up at Phil Handy’s Basketball Camp in Thousand Oaks instead. Handy is an assistant coach with the L.A. Lakers and coached Kyrie for five years when they were together with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

There are 6 more games on the Drew League schedule today, and they are still hoping to see Kyrie show up and play.

Written by Bill Graff

Lifelong fan of all things sports and of common sense. I watch a lot of sports, just ask my wife. Go Terps. I've got soul, but I'm not a soldier.

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  1. These guys should be teaching kids life and employment skills instead of BB games. It’s just easier to entertain than make a substantive difference in their lives.

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