DeMar DeRozan became a teammate with LeBron James for one day as the two NBA stars teamed up to play in the Drew League a week ago. Chicago Bulls forward DeMar DeRozan went on the Draymond Green Show and discussed his recent experience.
“Just to see the kids out there being able to see LeBron James come play in Compton. You cannot beat that,” DeRozan told Warriors forward Draymond Green, per Caitlyn Holroyd of The Score.
The Drew League is the most prestigious pro-am basketball league in the world. Founded in 1973, the summer competition takes place at King Drew Magnet High School in Los Angeles.
“The atmosphere was one of a kind, it was special. I was honored to be a part of it, and I gotta give credit to ‘Bron. You’re talking about a guy that’s the GOAT in our league, going into his 20th season, going out there playing.
What we grew up watching. It was an amazing feeling, I had a great time just being out there, playing with him, obviously. “There was a couple moments where I just looked around, and you see kids, just the smile and the excitement on their face.
That’s something that they’re gonna remember forever. And that’s what it’s all about,” DeRozan concluded.
James and DeRozan ended up playing together for the MMV Cheaters on July 16. They led the team to a 104-102 win over Black Pearl Elite, per Law Murray of The Athletic. James dropped 42 points alongside 16 rebounds, and DeRozan scored 30 points with 14 boards.