Wednesday, July 20th, 2011 at 9:25 am  |  18 responses

NBA Stars to Play Exhibition Game at Seattle’s Key Arena

Tragically, Seattle no longer has an NBA team. But Brandon Roy and other NBAers will give that city’s hoops fans a small glimpse of NBA action during an exhibition game this weekend. From the Oregonian: “Blazers guard Brandon Roy headlines the field of the H206 Charity Basketball Classic, billed as ‘a state-wide public celebration showcasing the contribution of basketball to the Pacific Northwest.’ Roy will lead a ‘Seattle’ team, made up of players from the area, which will take on a ‘League’ team of NBA and recently-drafted players from outside the Seattle area. Roy’s Seattle team includes former Blazer Martell Webster, who plays for Minnesota; former University of Oregon star Aaron Brooks, who is a restricted free agent with the Suns; and Atlanta guard Jamal Crawford, a former NBA Sixth Man of the Year award winner. The League team includes Nolan Smith, who was drafted by the Blazers out of Duke last month; Kyle Singler, the former South Medford High School star who was Smith’s teammate at Duke and was drafted by Detroit; and former University of Portland star Pooh Jeter, who played for Sacramento this past season and is a free agent. The game tips off at 3:30 p.m. and is preceded by pre-game festivities starting at 2 p.m. that will include three-point, skills and halfcourt shot competitions. The halftime festivities will include a tribute to the Sonics 1979 NBA championship, with Lenny Wilkens, Fred Brown, Jack Sikma, Gus Williams, Paul Silas and Wally Walker invited to appear.”

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  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    I see Brandon Roy stacked his team.

  • http://www.gil1906.com Pve84

    Right, stacked indeed.

  • 6marjons

    well deserved for the people of seattle

  • T-Money

    JET? Nate?

  • http://bleacherreport.com/nhl Yea?

    Class act

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    Am I missing the date for this event in the article? I see what time of day it’s going to start just not what day it is…

  • tom

    “Three years after the SuperSonics left for Oklahoma City, Seattle will get a small taste of the NBA with an exhibition game Saturday at KeyArena, one that will feature plenty of Trail Blazers and state of Oregon connections.”

    “The game tips off at 3:30 p.m. and is preceded by pre-game festivities starting at 2 p.m. that will include three-point, skills and halfcourt shot competitions.”

    You missed “saturday”. :)

  • SikhWitIt

    Where’s the Jet? Nate Rob? IT? Spencer Hawes? Marvin Williams? They should throw Peyton Siva and Tony Wroten on this team too

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    Thanks dogg^

  • LA Huey

    BRoy, Nate, JET, Jamal, and other Seattle-born NBA-ers play pick-up games in the summer at this local gym. Kids get to watch for free and adult admission is $1. Just an FYI about some cool cats.

  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    terrence williams

  • kerby

    man i miss basketball in the evergreen state we need to hurry and get an NBA team back in seattle its messed up we got some good talent and that S.O.B left for OKC ……….. the event should be a good one . why isnt NATE gonna be there

  • http://slamonline Brion

    I know what im doing this weekend now. Sweet!.

  • Heals

    Amen Sickh, it’ not too late though. Coulda swore I read about Nate, Ray and Jett trying to put something together before. Basketball spots like the Northwest are too good to be neglected like this…

  • JB

    Nate, T-Will, Wroten, Conroy and IT and a host of others run in Jamal’s Pro-Am every weekend thru August @ Vista

  • JB


    JC’s Pro-AM @ Vista – Tone Wroten’s first step is on another level these days

  • Arch

    think ESPN will air?

  • SikhWitIt

    I wish I was back in the 206 for this. ESPN better put this on and show the world what a vibrant hoops culture we have in Seattle. Wroten is going to be a beast at UW next year. Can’t wait.