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  1. JaVale McGee dunks all over poor guy at Drew League (VIDEO)

    Jul 14, 2013, 12:33 PM EST

    Denver Nuggets' McGee stuffs as Golden State Warriors' Jack looks on in the first quarter of their NBA Western Conference Quarterfinals basketball playoff series in Denver

    JaVale McGee was made for the Drew League — fast-paced pickup basketball with little defense required. The Drew League is the premier pro-am series in Los Angeles and draws a number of NBA players (Jamal Crawford was a highlight on Saturday) and McGee was there. Thriving in an environment where an athletic big who can…

  2. Video: John Wall kills it at the Drew League

    Aug 23, 2012, 3:24 PM EST

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    Last summer, John Wall was the king of the Summer League pro-am games. Well, him and Kevin Durant. But Durant went on to nearly be king of the NBA regular season, as he had a monster year that cemented his status as the best pure scorer in the game today. Wall… he went on to…

  3. Flip Saunders thinks John Wall played too many summer games

    Jan 11, 2012, 1:42 PM EST

    Flip Saunders John Wall

    The counterbalance to the suits and greed of the NBA lockout this past summer was the rise of the rec league games. The Goodman League. The Drew League. Rucker Park. More than ever NBA players were rolling into these leagues and playing, and soon the leagues were playing each other like the epic Goodman vs.…

  4. Video: Kevin Durant, John Wall show at Drew/Goodman rematch

    Oct 10, 2011, 10:50 AM EST

    Kevin Durant, Jeff Green

    John Wall and Kevin Durant put on a show at the Pyramid at Long Beach State Sunday night. The Drew League got its revenge, winning 151-144… but really, not to many people cared about that. They came to see NBA stars do their thing. Here are the top 10 plays from the night, and frankly…

  5. Drew League gets another shot at Goodman League Sunday

    Oct 7, 2011, 2:50 PM EST

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    In a sure sign that the lockout continues to drag on, the charity game/pro-am circuit is going strong this weekend on both coasts. Saturday night in Miami pretty much all of the NBA stars in the Nike galaxy will play in a LeBron vs. Wade charity game at Florida International University. But the game that…

  6. Goodman vs. Drew league rematch back on in Los Angeles

    Sep 19, 2011, 5:04 PM EST

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    October 9 was to be the day of the first NBA preseason games. They haven’t been officially cancelled, but good luck finding anyone who thinks there will be games that night. But there will be a game that evening — the rematch of the Goodman and Drew leagues. From the moment they walked off the…

  7. Jennings says Kobe isn’t L.A. enough for Drew League

    Aug 30, 2011, 10:18 AM EST

    Milwaukee Bucks v Atlanta Hawks, Game 7

    The Drew League wants a rematch. The legendary Los Angeles pro-am league flew its best to Washington D.C. to take on the Goodman League and its best lost by one point with some controversial refereeing thrown in. Drew League officials are working to make a rematch happen on the West Coast. As part of that,…

  8. Drew League to sit down with Kobe about Goodman rematch

    Aug 23, 2011, 10:19 AM EST

    NBA Finals Game 5: Los Angeles Lakers v Boston Celtics

    After a one-point loss on the wrong coast, Los Angeles-based Drew League players and officials said they wanted a rematch with the Washington D.C.-based Goodman League. This time on their turf. Drew League officials are working to pull together a Sept. 10 event in Los Angeles, which is not a lot of time to get…

  9. Other pro-am league showdowns popping up now

    Aug 19, 2011, 12:19 PM EST

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    There’s a lot of buzz about the East Coast vs. West Coast showdown Saturday in Washington D.C. — the Drew League vs. the Goodman League. L.A. vs. D.C. It’s about as close to NBA action — Kevin Durant, James Harden, John Wall, DeMar DeRozan and others — as you are going to get for a…

  10. Kobe got run at the Drew League in the most Kobe of ways

    Aug 18, 2011, 8:31 PM EST

    Dallas Mavericks v Los Angeles Lakers - Game Two

    We all knew about the happy ending — Kobe Bryant shows up at the Drew League (the legendary pro-am league in Los Angeles) where a bunch of people who can’t afford to sit close to the floor of a Lakers game got to see him in action. Got to see him score 43 points. Got…

  11. DeMar DeRozan apologizes for his behavior, and he didn’t even hit anyone

    Aug 7, 2011, 3:00 PM EST

    Sprite Slam Dunk Contest

    DeMar DeRozan took to Twitter on Saturday to apologize for his behavior immediately following a Drew League game. “I want to apologize for my actions at the Drew League today. I got caught up in the heat of the moment, but should’ve handled it better,” DeRozan wrote on Twitter. From various reports, DeRozan was whistled…

  12. One man’s dream of a domestic NBA exhibition tour

    Aug 4, 2011, 1:06 PM EST

    Sprite Slam Dunk Contest

    As fears mount that the NBA lockout could drag out longer than any of us want (it already has, but that’s another story), there has been talk of NBA players on exhibition tours, particularly through places like China. Basically a Nike-fueled agent’s dream where NBA players put on a show, sell some shoes and everyone…

  13. Video: Nick Young drops 60 at the Drew League

    Aug 4, 2011, 11:57 AM EST

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    While Kevin Durant is lighting up New York, Nick Young has been putting on a show out on the left coast. He was at the Drew League in Los Angeles on Sunday and dropped 60 points. Below we bring you the video proof — and you get to see is fantastic hair. That’s fashion model…

  14. Video: Goodman League vs. Drew League teaser

    Jul 31, 2011, 6:00 PM EST

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    Yes, we know the are a whole lot of hurdles left for the Drew vs. Goodman league showdown to happen. We’re going to pretend it is happening anyway. We’re also going to pretend there will be a full NBA season. And we can’t wait until Santa Claus brings us the  Red Ryder BB gun we want for…

  15. Drew League vs. Goodman League has some logistical issues to overcome

    Jul 30, 2011, 3:00 PM EST

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Dallas Mavericks - Game Two

    It’s going to be our last chance to see multiple All-Stars on the same floor for the foreseeable future. It’s an exhibition game, but it means a lot to both sides. But there are reportedly now some issues which could complicate the Drew vs. Goodman League exhibition game in D.C. next month. From Sports Illustrated:…

  16. LeBron James talks after Drew League run

    Jul 26, 2011, 10:34 PM EST

    LeBron James

    We already told you that LeBron James — at the urging of Baron Davis — got in a little run at the Drew League in Los Angeles last weekend. Afterwards, he spoke briefly with Warriors World TV, and so we are passing along the video. LeBron is in full PR mode for this one —…

  17. Video: LeBron James shows up, shows out at Drew League

    Jul 24, 2011, 6:00 PM EST

    Dallas Mavericks v Miami Heat - Game Six

    LeBron James is often thought to be too “above” things. He definitely gives that vibe of superiority, which is one of the reasons he’s so despised currently. He said he’d be in the dunk contest, then no-showed. He rarely shows up at “average fan” events, and runs in exclusive circles. He pulls that whole “rock…

  18. Goodman League vs. Drew League showdown rosters out

    Jul 21, 2011, 1:36 PM EST

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    The Goodman League is the long-standing pro-am summer league out of Washington D.C. that has seen a lot of NBA players come through it. The Drew League is the long-standing pro-am summer league out of Los Angeles that has seen a lot of NBA players come through it. Both have a streetball feel, both have…

  19. Lockout has players flocking to Drew, Goodman leagues

    Jul 18, 2011, 2:49 PM EST

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    The Drew League in Los Angeles is an institution, a part of the fabric of hoops in the city, and it usually has some name NBA players taking part — Baron Davis has run there seemingly forever. But this year it seemed more NBA guys came in (including Kevin Durant, who was putting on a…

  20. Amick: Drew league, Goodman league may face off

    Jul 12, 2011, 6:53 PM EST

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    With the lockout still going on and the Vegas Summer League officially cancelled, NBA players are looking for places to play for the summer, and one of their solutions might be a showdown between the best informal league on each coast. Sports Illustrated’s Sam Amick has the story: In other words, the Plan Bs and…

  21. Video: Kevin Durant’s monster dunk at Drew League

    Jun 22, 2011, 12:34 PM EST

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Dallas Mavericks - Game Two

    During the summer, a lot of NBA players take part in various “leagues” around the nation. Like the Drew League in the inner city of Los Angeles. There is money raised for a good cause, and some good hoops played. Kevin Durant was at the Drew League this week (with a lot of other stars)…

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