If you’re a fan of Kevin Durant, you know about the Goodman League at Barry Farms. Or better known as “Inside da Gates.” KD grew up playing at Barry Farms and makes a yearly return (or returns) to play in Washington D.C.
The Drew League is basically the West Coast version of it and somewhere that KD and James Harden have both played this summer. And know organizers are matching them up for a head-to-head showdown.
It’s Aug. 20 in D.C. and can be seen streaming here. And now we have the full rosters.
Representing the Goodman with KD will be John Wall, Ty Lawson, Gary Neal, Tyreke Evans, Michael Beasley, DeMarcus Cousins, Josh Selby, Sam Young, Donte Greene and from the And1 Tour Hugh Jones, Emmanuel Jones and Warren Jefferson.
For the Drew League James Harden, DeMar DeRozan, Nick Young, Dorrell Wright, Brandon Jennings, JaVale McGee, Craig Smith, Pooh Jeter, Bobby Brown (Aris BC), Marcus Williams and three more players yet to be named later.
With a dark summer of no official basketball because of the lockout, you should be very, very excited for this. And there’s no doubt that the Goodman has a major edge here. First, it’s in D.C. Second, look at that roster. KD, Wall, Lawson, Reke and Beasley are quite the core. Harden’s been tearing up the Drew (he scored 52 there a couple weeks ago), but the Goodman roster is way better.
You can be sure this showdown will be awesome. And you can be sure I’ll be watching. You better be too.