What is The CrawsOver Pro-Am? LeBron James to headline Seattle event after Drew League appearance

LeBron James is running a Pro-Am gauntlet after the Lakers missed the playoffs last season.

After participating in the Drew League earlier in the offseason, James will play in Jamal Crawford’s The CrawsOver in Seattle this weekend, Crawford announced Friday.

James, who just signed a two-year contract extension with the Lakers, will join Dejounte Murray, Paolo Banchero and Chet Holmgren at the event.

James confirmed his intentions with a tweet of his own, expressing excitement at being back in Seattle for the first time in over 15 years. In a city starving for pro basketball, James’ presence is sure to draw huge crowds.

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What is the CrawsOver Pro-Am?

CrawsOver Pro-Am is a league of professional and amateur basketball players founded by former NBA guard Jamal Crawford.

Crawford, who played in the NBA for 20 years and is known as one of the best ball handlers in NBA history, renamed the league from the Seattle Pro-Am, as it was called when it was founded in 1996. Former NBA player Doug Christie was the league’s founder.

The games will be played at the Royal Brougham Pavilion at Seattle Pacific University in Seattle. Admission is free.

Why does LeBron play James?

James is no stranger to Pro-Ams, but he seems to be trying to make more appearances, especially this offseason. The superstar played in the Drew League earlier this summer.

James noted that he hasn’t played in Seattle for more than 15 years, which is true. He last played there on January 16, 2007 in a Cavaliers loss to the Sonics.

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What else to look out for in the CrawsOver Pro-Am

While James’ game always takes precedence, you should also keep an eye out for new installments in the Dejounte Murray vs. Paolo Banchero feud.

New Hawks guard Murray and No. 1 overall Banchero joined earlier in the summer when Murray thought Banchero was getting cocky about his station after being drafted.

Murray, meanwhile, is excited about any chance he gets this summer.

If these two play each other again, it will no doubt be an interesting showdown.

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How to watch The CrawsOver Pro-Am

Although people at the event will be streaming it, there is no official way to watch The CrawsOver Pro-Am in Seattle. However, there will be one definitive way for fans to see James play: through the NBA app and NBA.com

According to the event’s website, doors open at 11:45 a.m. PT and admission is free.

Therefore, locals have a chance to go, but expect the gym to be packed. Official accounts of the pro-am will likely provide updates as well.

The Royal Brougham Pavilion at Seattle Pacific University in Seattle has a listed capacity of 2,500 for basketball

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