He makes every single team better – that is definitely true when he signs onto a pro-am team.
— UNINTERRUPTED (@uninterrupted) July 16, 2022
For the first time in years, James participated in a Drew League game this weekend and he reminded everyone how powerful a player he is.
James scored 42 points with 16 rebounds, and he also secured 4 steals and 3 assists too.
This was the first time in months that anyone had seen James play ball and he looked to be in fine form yet again.
As we all remember, James missed seven of the Lakers’ last eight regular-season games last season because of a left ankle sprain.
In total, he missed 26 games for the year.
But whatever was ailing James then seems to be healed now as he told the press that he is “100% healthy” and ready for the new season to begin.
He certainly looked that way as he received assists from others on the team, including Chicago Bulls star DeMar DeRozan.
The crowd went wild watching James play and they waited hours to get into the gym for the best seats.
It’s not everyday that a player like James signs up for a Drew League game.
Seeing James play with DeRozan was a real treat – but it could have been even sweeter.
There was talk of Kyrie Irving possibly joining the game but he never showed, despite being only a few miles away.
The absence of Irving left some questioning if Irving really will be bound for the Lakers when the new season starts.
Even if LA doesn’t land Irving, they will still have one of the most talented players alive.