HoopsHype Drew League rumors
This summer, with the NBA in lockout mode and summer league games cancelled, Greene decided to spend his summer at home. The 23-year-old Baltimore native is one of the NBA regulars in the Goodman League, which plays indoors at Spingarn High School (in D.C.) on weekends, and outside at Barry Farms during the week. Saturday afternoon, Greene suited up for Lincoln Park, as they took on the undefeated Running Rebels. Greene scored 24 points and, along with leading scorer and Goodman League veteran Ojo Dele, who had 32, handed the Rebels their first loss of the season, 128-123. “We have a good league and good competition,” said Greene, who met league commissioner Miles Rawls when he was still in high school. “A lot of pros, a lot of overseas guys come back home and play. It’s a good way to stay in shape and try to have fun at the same time.” Washington Times
“In the beginning I had to sell something like, ‘If you play on the team, I’ll go wherever you’re from and we can do a show or something,’ as a favor to him,” Game recently told Yahoo! Sports. “But now the word on the Drew League is everywhere, and guys are hitting me up to play. “Durant hit me on Twitter saying, ‘I want to play in the Drew League.’ I never met him until he came down, and now we’re cool.” Yahoo! Sports
Smiley doesn’t tolerate bad behavior – by the fans or players. The rap music played during timeouts doesn’t include cussing, and it’s not surprising to see rival gang members cheering near each other. The P.A. announcer provides a running commentary and doesn’t shy from heckling the players. “Even though it’s in this neighborhood, it’s good, it’s safe,” Game said. “There are never no problems here. It’s always a family environment. It’s cool.” Yahoo! Sports
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