LeBron James played in Drew League and it went about how you would expect

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LeBron James is still LeBron James, even in the offseason.

The Los Angeles Lakers superstar made a much-anticipated appearance at the Drew League in Los Angeles on Saturday, his first in 11 years, and was exactly as advertised, dropping 42 points, 16 rebounds and four steals in a 104-102 win.

James' team, the Cheaters (yes, really), led for most of the first half before finding themselves in a hole in the third quarter. James helped lead a comeback, while delivering highlight after highlight.

The Drew League is a popular pro-am basketball league in Los Angeles that has seen countless NBA players take the court and show their skills against a different level of competition. James last took part in 2011, when he was a member of the Miami Heat.

James made his presence known in ways beyond highlights, from arguing his case with the officials to some good ol' Nike brand loyalty.

James' team also had Chicago Bulls star DeMar DeRozan, who chipped in 30 points. Their opponents, Black Pearl Elite, had no NBA players of note, but still kept it competitive throughout the game, getting a chance at a buzzer-beating winner on the final possession.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JULY 08: LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers attends a game between the Lakers and the Phoenix Suns during the 2022 NBA Summer League at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 08, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LeBron James had a good time in the Drew League. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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