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LA’s Drew League cancels schedule

James Harden in Drew League

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 05: Houston Rockets guard James Harden drives to the basket during a Drew League game at Los Angeles Southwest College on August 5th, 2017. (Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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The Drew League, a highlight of the summer basketball season in Los Angeles since 1973, has canceled its schedule for this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The league has attracted some of the NBA’s best players in recent years, with the likes of Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Paul George and James Harden all among those who have made appearances.

“Drew League is a summer tradition that we look forward to, and while we share in the disappointment of our fans, the health and safety of our athletes and community is our top priority,” the league said Wednesday in announcing its decision.

The league plans to resume in 2021.