LeBron James Mar 27, 2022; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (6) in the first quarter against the New Orleans Pelicans at the Smoothie King Center. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

It’s safe to say that despite heading into his 20th NBA season, LeBron James is still looking like LeBron James.

During a Drew League game held in Los Angeles this past Saturday, James made a surprise appearance at the vaunted pro-am event — his first appearance since 2011.

The King dropped 42 points and single-handedly led his team, the Cheaters to a late game comeback after trailing late in the third quarter, ultimately winning the game 104-102 and leaving a lot of memorable highlights in the process.

At one point James got into it with the refs after missing a free throw and made sure to keep his brand loyalty with Nike by covering on the Adidas logo on his jersey — the league’s official sponsor.

As with anything LeBron does, many across Twitter had many funny and interesting reactions to the Lakers superstars’ performance.

The Drew League is a popular pro-am basketball league in L.A., attracting a large number of NBA players including James Harden, Kevin Durant, Paul George, and DeMar DeRozan — who was James’ teammate during Saturday’s game, dropping 30 points.

James was also supposed to be joined by former teammate Kyrie Irving but he ended up not showing up. The reason remains unapparent. As for their opponents, “Black Pearl Elite,” they featured no NBA players but still kept the game competitive.

I’m sure those average joes will tell the story of playing LeBron James and pass it down to relatives and friends for as long as they are alive.

[Yahoo! Sports]

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