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LeBron James’ 42-point show lights up Drew League; Kyrie Irving no-shows

LOS ANGELES — LeBron James scored 42 points in a successful return to the Drew League while teaming up with DeMar DeRozan for a 104-102 win in L.A.’s famed pro-am basketball league Saturday.

Longtime Drew League commissioner Dino Smiley told ESPN he expected Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving to play in the game preceding James and DeRozan’s, but that did not occur.

“We still have a couple games left today and then six tomorrow, so we’ll see,” Smiley said late Saturday afternoon.

Smiley said Irving playing Saturday “sounded like it was going to be a sure bet, but I don’t know what happened.”

While the Drew League’s Saturday slate was being played near Compton, California, some 55 miles away in Thousand Oaks, a participant at Los Angeles Lakers assistant coach Phil Handy’s girls’ basketball skills camp posted a video of Irving working with the campers to her Instagram…


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