The Los Angeles Lakers might have had one of their worst seasons last year, but the same cannot be said about LeBron James. James, who is about to play his 20th season in the NBA next campaign, had one of his most impressive performances offensively in the 2021-22 season.
While he ended up missing 26 games in the regular season, James averaged 30 points per game for the second time in his career. Given the performances the 4-time NBA champion put up, it was a shame that we couldn't see 'King James' in the playoffs.
But Lakers fans won't have to wait too long to see their talisman in action. According to NBA insider Chris Haynes, LBJ will appear in the well-known Drew League after 11 years.
Drew League, which is a Pro-Am league in Los Angeles, has seen a lot of superstars play in the offseason for a long time now. Hosting superstars like Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant, to name a few, Drew League is no stranger to superstars.
But perhaps one of the biggest reasons Drew League became such a household name was because of the 2011 NBA Lockout. With the season shortened, players had to put in the work in the off-season, and to many fans' surprise, perhaps three of the biggest players of 2011, Kobe, LeBron, and Durant, took part in the Pro-Am League.
Given how electric the crowd was during the last appearance LBJ made in the Drew League, it will be a sight to behold once the 37-year-old enters the court 11 years later.
Not only that, but DeMar DeRozan has also confirmed that he will also play in the Drew League tomorrow.
Remember, DeRozan could have been the third star that the Lakers wanted, but the franchise instead traded for Russell Westbrook. It will be interesting to see how LeBron ends up performing with DeMar in the Drew League.
While videos of his workouts have been going viral, perhaps putting in some game time will be essential for LBJ to stay sharp ahead of a crucial season. Are you excited to see LeBron James in the Drew League?