The NBA lockout drones on. But basketball, in and of itself, cannot be stopped by petty squabbles. Two notable street leagues, the Drew League and the Goodman League, joined up last night to hold a pickup game between some of their NBA regulars. Kevin Durant, John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins, Gary Neal, Ty Lawson and Sam Young suited up for the Goodman League, while JaVale McGee, DeMar DeRozan, Brandon Jennings, James Harden, Dorrell Wright, Craig Smith, “Pooh” Jeter and former NBA luminary Marcus Banks represented the Drew League. As expected, highlights ensued.
Here’s a small selection put together by the good folks at HoopMixTape. Durant flies, JaVale McGee is still absurdly athletic – shades of LaPhonso Ellis on that block, although not quite as dramatic – and John Wall is quicker than any human being has any right to be. Standard NBA superstar fare, I suppose, but after all this time, it’s a shock to see these guys do what they do.
Cred: Basketball Jones