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Hakim Warrick wants some Philly vs. Baltimore action

Sep 2, 2011, 11:29 AM EDT


We have seen Los Angeles vs. Washington D.C. (Drew League vs. Goodman League). And D.C. vs. Baltimore (Goodman vs. Melo).

Now Philadelphia wants in on the action. Suns forward Hakim Warrick is trying to organize some players from the city of Brotherly Love to take on Baltimore’s Melo league in a showcase, reports Marc Stein at ESPN.

Warrick told that he and (Carmelo) Anthony, former college teammates at Syracuse, spoke Wednesday and have tentatively arranged to stage an exhibition game in Philadelphia before the end of September.

“I was trying to do a Philly and Baltimore game awhile ago,” Warrick said. “Then when I saw Drew League vs. Goodman League and Team Melo vs. Goodman [on Tuesday night], I was like, ‘Man, let me go ahead and set this up.’

Philly could put together a serious lineup if everyone is in — Tyreke Evans, Jameer Nelson, Rip Hamilton and Lou Williams. Now, if Melo pulls out the LeBron James, Chris Paul lineup it may not matter. But it would be fun.

  1. zblott - Sep 2, 2011 at 12:56 PM

    If you actually use players associated with the cities (not James or CP3), the best East Coast match-ups are between NYC, Philly, and DC. B’more is a distant 4th on that list and college coaches who recruit that area know that city’s reputation for churning out players who quit in tough situations and don’t think team-first. Obviously that doesn’t apply to everyone, but it’s the reputation for a very good reason. In fact, just make a 4-team round-robin tourney with players actually from those cities, move it from city to city, and you’d really have something.

  2. eagles512 - Sep 2, 2011 at 3:43 PM

    Add Kobe to Philly and the Lebron addition would be negated.

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