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NBA News Roundup: LeBron James to play within the Drew League for the primary time since 2011, NBA legend calls Steph Curry a mini-LeBron and more

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LeBron James took an early vacation after the LA Lakers did not qualify for the NBA postseason. James has had an eventful offseason already, going to places equivalent to Dubai and Maldives. He also became a billionaire and still looks in top shape despite his age.

Meanwhile, Steph Curry had a more memorable offseason. Curry and the Golden State Warriors celebrated their championship win. He also participated within the 2022 American Century Championship, a golf tournament for athletes and celebrities. He finished in sixteenth place, tied with baseball legend John Smoltz.

Here is the most recent NBA news roundup for July 16 delivered to you by Sportskeeda.

LeBron James to play within the Drew League for the primary time in 11 years

LeBron James on the 2022 NBA Summer League – Phoenix Suns v Los Angeles Lakers

LA Lakers superstar LeBron James shall be playing within the Drew League this coming weekend, per Chris Haynes of Yahoo! Sports. James is making his first appearance within the famous pro-am basketball league for the primary time since 2011. “The King” made his debut when he was still a member of the Miami Heat.

LeBron James is predicted to play within the @DrewLeague on Saturday for the primary time since 2011, a source tells @YahooSports.LeBron James is predicted to play within the @DrewLeague on Saturday for the primary time since 2011, a source tells @YahooSports.

The Drew League began in Los Angeles 49 years ago. James will not be the primary NBA superstar to play within the league. Other famous players who played within the Drew League include Kobe Bryant, James Harden, and Paul George. Chicago Bulls swingman DeMar DeRozan can be expected to play over the weekend.

The Drew League often plays its games at King Drew Magnet High School in Los Angeles. It would move to an even bigger venue attributable to the presence of James and DeRozan. Nevertheless, Lakers fans are surely hoping that their superstar is not going to suffer any injury.

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Scottie Pippen thinks Steph Curry can play into his 50s

Steph Curry of the Golden State Warriors@TheAthletic @Stadium.San Antonio Spurs forward Keldon Johnson has agreed to a four-year, $80 million contract extension, Klutch Sports’ CEO Wealthy Paul and agent Lucas Newton tell @TheAthletic @Stadium.

Johnson can be the longest-tenured player on the roster following the trade of Dejounte Murray. The Spurs traded Murray to the Atlanta Hawks earlier within the offseason. This meant that the team are all-in on rebuilding and possibly tanking for Victor Wembanyama next season.

Nevertheless, Johnson shall be the most important guy in San Antonio moving forward. He’s entering just his fourth yr within the NBA. He is predicted to hold the load for the following few years together with other young Spurs players. San Antonio is stuffed with prospects equivalent to Joshua Primo, Devin Vassell and Jeremy Sochan.

NBA 2K23 Summer League Day 9 results

LA Lakers vs Latest Orleans Pelicans - Summer League (Photo: Silver Screen and Roll)

Listed here are the outcomes for Day 9 of the NBA 2K23 Summer League

  • LA Clippers def. Utah Jazz (82-65)
  • Philadelphia 76ers def. Denver Nuggets (97-71)
  • OKC Thunder def. Golden State Warriors (90-82)
  • Sacramento Kings def. Phoenix Suns (82-69)
  • Washington Wizards def. Indiana Pacers (97-79)
  • Toronto Raptors def. Miami Heat (88-78)
  • LA Lakers def. Latest Orleans Pelicans (102-94)

James Wiseman headlines top performers on Day 9 of NBA 2K23 Summer League

James Wiseman of the Golden State Warriors (Photo: NBA.com)

Meanwhile, Sacramento Kings rookie Keegan Murray continues to impress within the NBA 2K23 Summer League. Murray had 21 points and 10 rebounds within the Kings’ win over the Phoenix Suns. The No. 4 pick within the 2022 NBA draft is one among the favorites to win Summer League MVP.

Listed here are the highest performers in Day 9 of the NBA 2K23 Summer League.

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  • Brandon Boston Jr. (F, Clippers) – 22 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists and a pair of steals
  • Grant Riller (G, Sixers) – 18 points, 3 rebounds and 53.8% from the sector
  • James Wiseman (C, Warriors) – 14 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 block
  • Keegan Murray (F, Kings) – 21 points, 10 rebounds and 57.1% from the sector
  • Jordan Schakel (F, Wizards) – 21 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and a pair of blocks
  • Dalano Banton (F, Raptors) – 18 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists and three steals
  • Cole Swider (F, Lakers) – 21 points, 6 rebounds and 5-for-11 from 3s

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