Drake was spotted yesterday at the CIFSS Southern Open Division Boys Basketball Final held south of the border. The event showcased the debut of Bronny James, the eldest son of LA Lakers star LeBron James, as he played for two-time defending champions, the Sierra Canyon Trailblazers. What was supposed to be a regular high school basketball playoff quickly turned into a glamorous affair with several stars in attendance. Drake’s son Adonis, LeBron’s Lakers teammates J.R. Smith and Jared Dudley, Indiana Pacer Cassius Stanley, NCAA players Scottie Barnes and Brandon Boston, rapper G Herbo, and LeBron himself were among the notable names seen at the event.
The Trailblazers were poised to make it to the sectional finals for the fourth time in a row, boasting a perfect record of 15-0. Unfortunately, Bronny suffered an injury in February and had to sit out most of the regular season. Despite this setback, he managed to score 7 points in 15 minutes during the game. Meanwhile, his teammate Amari Bailey took charge and led the scoring with an impressive 33 points. However, their efforts were not enough to defeat the Corona Centennial team, who won the game 80-72. Bailey, a talented shooting guard standing at 6-foot-4, has already committed to playing for the UCLA Bruins men’s basketball team after finishing high school. Fans on social media are buzzing about a clip showing Drake and LeBron jumping out of their seats in excitement after Bailey executed a jaw-dropping dunk towards the end of the game.
The two celebrities didn’t just leave Bailey disappointed in his loss, but also uplifted his spirits with some motivational words. According to Bailey, Drake approached him after the defeat and shared how many setbacks he faced before achieving success. He advised Bailey to keep his chin up. LeBron James also reminded Bailey of his own experience of losing the Finals on his home court but coming back stronger and winning the championship the following year. Don’t miss out on the footage shared by SLAM and others.