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Brandon Jennings wants a Drew-Goodman rematch, KD says they’ll oblige. Will Kobe join in?

Aug 21, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

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Kevin Durant dropped 44 in the Drew-Goodman showdown Saturday and the Drew League won 135-134. But, as is custom for exhibition games in which the players are not making much if anything at all in a hastily organized game versus an NBA game for which the players get paid millions and which drives the emotions of millions of fans, the players really care. Immediately afterwards, Brandon Jennings tweeted the game ended on a bad call, and demanded a rematch.

And naturally, Durant, never one to back down, immediately said he was up for it. So did John Wall.

There’s talk of an L.A. rematch September 10th. More interesting than that? TruthAboutIt.Net reports that Dino Smiley, Drew League commissioner, said after the game that Kobe Bryant might be joining the festivities for the rematch. That would ramp things up to a whole other level. The hype for that game would be out of control, to the point where it’s probably not a good idea for Bryant to commit to it before the day of the game.

If Bryant does agree, Smiley needs to get a better media distribution deal, some sponsors, and actually make this thing professional. It’s too big of an opportunity. Use the money on the park, use the money on the community, but people are desperate for basketball with the lockout almost definitely going to cost games. Taking advantage of an opportunity like that is key, even if Bryant doesn’t show up.

Hey, maybe this time there won’t be a massive over-selling of tickets or huge problems with the live stream. We can hope, right?

  1. jthammerstix - Aug 21, 2011 at 12:09 PM

    John is a piece of garbage.

  2. cpricy - Aug 21, 2011 at 1:56 PM

    I got there an hour early stood in line for 2 hours and still have an unused ticket in my pocket… If that game is any where is should be in DC. It was the worst organized event I have ever seen. Instead of sending someone to tell people they oversold the event… They just closed the doors and acted like there wasn’t an overwhelming amount of people outside waiting to get in..

    • missmomo1 - Aug 22, 2011 at 3:16 PM

      Thats frustrating, they shouldn’t have oversold the event, but did you show up when doors open or an hour before the game? I was there at like 2:40 and waited about an hour and a half in line before I could go in. That’s when the AAU game was going on and it was half full. That’s thr thing with general admission, you gotta get there early.

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