Spurs guard Gary Neal will be among the NBA standouts who will participate in an all-star game involving top players from the Los Angeles and Washington area.
Pro Basketball Talk reports that the a venerable pro-am summer league from the area that has seen a lot of NBA players come through it over the years.
They will be meeting NBA players who will represent the Drew League from Los Angeles in a game that will be played Aug. 20 and will be available through live streaming on the web.
Among Neal’s teammates for the Goodman League will include Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant, Washington’s John Wall, Sacramento’s Tyreke Evans, DeMarcus Cousins and Donte Green, Minnesota’s Michael Beasley, Memphis’ Josh Shelby and Sam Young, Hugh ”Baby Shaq” Jones of the AND1 Tour and Emanuel “Duce” Jones and Warren “D-Nice” Jefferson.
Among the Los Angeles-area players for the Drew League will include Oklahoma City’s James Harden, Toronto’s DeMar DeRozan, Washington’s Nick Young and JaVale McGee, Sacramento’s Dorrell Wright and Pooh Jeter, the Los Angeles Clippers’ Craig Smith, Milwaukee’s Brandon Jennings, Memphis’ Marcus Williams, Bobby Brown of Aris BC and a couple of other players to be named.
For NBA junkies in need of a hoop fix, it should be an entertaining game. But Neal’s perimeter-heavy game might be a tad out of place, considering this contest’s potential for rim-rattling slam dunks and transition excitement.
The first team to 200 will win this game, trust me.