LeBron James is aching to get back to the basketball court for a little run so he flew to New York to get some.
Man I need some run!! Where y’all hooping at?? Off season please hurry up and end, I have basketball Jones!!
— LeBron James (@KingJames) August 9, 2017
On Tuesday it appeared he found his run in the form of a pickup game that featured enough talented players to make up half an All-Star team.
The game, hosted by one of the top go-to trainers in the league Chris Brickley, included appearances from league stars both past and present including Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, J.R. Smith, Enes Kanter, Lance Thomas, Dahntay Jones, Marshall Plumlee and more.
The players ran fullcourt 5-on-5 at Life Time Athletic in New York in a game that looked far closer to a stream of highlights from an All-Star Game than an offseason shootaround.
Brickley, who recently spoke with Business Insider’s Scott Davis for a profile, caught footage of the game and posted it to Instagram.
Simply for the love of the game‼️ M7 @academy.basketball BlackOut Session 2️⃣ // @kingjames @carmeloanthony @easymoneeysniper @teamswish @mrlance42 @eneskanter11 @dahntay1 @chrissmith500 @otn_hami @nickrichards_ @draper11 @marshallplumlee40 // 📸 @harrington1313 // 🏆 @mark.starkey 🏆// Check out the @academy.basketball page for more exclusive footage‼️
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LeBron seemed pleased with the workout he got although what I’m actually curious of his how Enes Kanter and Kevin Durant treated each other. Remember that time?
Flew to NY just to do so then I’m going back back to Cali Cali for more run! 😂 https://t.co/ig8R4Sfg9d
— LeBron James (@KingJames) August 15, 2017
The 2017-18 NBA season will tip off on October 17.