Second Highest Earning Athlete in the World, LeBron James Plays Basketball With Kids in Heartwarming Footage

Second Highest Earning Athlete in the World, LeBron James Plays Basketball With Kids in Heartwarming Footage

  • LeBron James proved he is not only a 'beast' during the main season but also has the heart of gold by playing basketballs with kids in an adorable footage
  • This was the first time in eleven years since the Lakers superstar has returned to the now popular summer league for most NBA top stars
  • Last season, LeBron James' LA Lakers missed out on the NBA Championship failing to progress to the finals of the Western Conference and eventually the NBA finals

Multiple MVP award winner LeBron James joined a couple of kids on Saturday, July 16 at the Drew League.

James, who currently plays for the Los Angeles (L.A) Lakers, featured in this year's Drew League, a pro-am summer league based in L.A.

It was James' first Drew League appearance since 2011 and he capped it off with 42 points and 16 rebounds as DeMar DeRozan’s MMV Cheaters defeated Black Pearl Elite 104-102.

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LeBron James was in beast mode playing with kids at the 2022 Drew League in Los Angeles. Photo credit: @graydientLA
Source: Twitter

In a video posted on Twitter, seen by Sports Brief, LeBron relentlessly attacked the basketball rim and produced one-handed dunks, fadeaways and pull-up three-pointers.

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After the game ended, a handful of Lakers fans clamoured for James to sign autographs and pose for pictures.

What is the Drew League?

Drew League is a summer Los Angeles tournament where many NBA stars feature every summer in order to remain active, according to MARCA.

James and DeMar DeRozan were among the NBA superstars to have participated in this year's tournament.

Since 2012, King Drew Magnet High school has been the venue where all the kids gathered to watch some of their favourite players in this pro-am tournament.

Messi beats eternal rival Ronaldo and NBA star LeBron James on the Forbes list of highest-paid athletes in the world

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Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Lionel Messi has been recognized by financial magazine, Forbes as the highest-paid athlete in the world, defeating the likes of arch-rival Cristiano Ronaldo to the accolade.

The Argentine forward made a total of $130 million in the year under review to surpass the earnings of all other superstar athletes, with Ronaldo earning just $115m.

According to a report via the Daily Mirror, the top 10 athletes on the list earned a total of $992m from May 2021 to May 2022 which was calculated based on their combined total of their on-field and off-field earnings.