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Monday, August 22nd, 2011 at 9:20 am  |  18 responses

Drew League Wants a Re-Match With Goodman League


Following the Goodman League’s victory in the mega-hyped showdown, members of the Drew League say they want to face-off again, and soon. From the WaPo: “The intensity for a supposed summer league exhibition perhaps exceeded what many of the participants had expected, but also spoke to the pride that was at stake for players who earn their reputations on the asphalt at Barry Farm or the indoor gym that Washington Park. … ‘That’s why we set this whole thing up. Both teams are going to play hard,’ said [James] Harden, who scored 34 points. ‘I don’t want hear nothing about that Kevin Durant, Thunder up. We’re enemies right now.’ Harden made those comments before Durant won the game by sinking two free throws with 21.5 seconds remaining to finish with a game-high 44 points and then blocked Harden’s shot as time expired. … Several players from the visiting squad questioned the foul call afterward and the anger and frustration that came with paying their own money for travel and lodging expenses, only to come away with a loss, had them angling for a rematch sooner than later. ‘We need that rematch,’ [Brandon] Jennings said after scoring a team-high 38 points for the Drew League. ‘We lost on a last second shot, and a last second call. Nothing said that they was better than us. If you think about it, they was one up because they had an all-star. We didn’t have no all-stars.’”

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  • http://www.slamonline.com Max

    Make it happen someone!

  • http://www.twitter.com/nflem41 Nicolas Fleming

    I would like a 2011 NBA season.

  • Riggs

    “We didn’t have no all-stars” haha.

  • Will Lee

    come to Hong Kong! I didn’t know the players pay for their own travel!

  • Ben

    Why worry about spelling Nick? This isn’t english class, and basketball players def aren’t the smartest people in the world.

    Enjoy basketball. All i want is THe NBA BACK

  • Kurino

    No all-stars? That’s L.A.’s problem. It ain’t DC and the DMV area’s fault LA hadn’t produced All-Star caliber talent in recent years.

    All I know is, the DC Metro area now is the best basketball hotbed and has the best summer leagues. Everybody focus on the Goodman League but the Kenner League can’t be forgotten either.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    The ability to speak in “proper” English is not a measure of intelligence. It is a measure of your grasp on grammar.

  • TL

    How bout only amateur players from both leagues playing? No NBA ringers.

  • http://dskjfl.com Jukai

    Allen: Well, it doesn’t correlate completely, but… I wouldn’t say it doesn’t mean anything at all.

  • Bravo

    Drew league is to sick. Rematch and win boii

  • birdman

    ‘We need that rematch,’ [Brandon] Jennings said after scoring a team-high 38 points for the Drew League. ‘We lost on a last second shot, and a last second call. Nothing said that they was better than us. If you think about it, they was one up because they had an all-star. We didn’t have no all-stars.’”

    Them having an all-star means they are a better team then you brandon jennings. Thats like saying the only reason they beat you is because they had better players. Come on now, thats no excuse.

  • birdman

    ‘We need that rematch,’ [Brandon] Jennings said after scoring a team-high 38 points for the Drew League. ‘We lost on a last second shot, and a last second call. Nothing said that they was better than us. If you think about it, they was one up because they had an all-star. We didn’t have no all-stars.’” Them having an all-star means they are a better team then you brandon jennings. Thats like saying the only reason they beat you is because they had better players. Come on now, thats no excuse.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Jukai
    Do you think Genghis Khan spoke proper—whatever language he spoke?
    Doubt it.
    But dude was mad intelligent. Intelligence can manifest itself in a lot of ways. “Proper” English is overrated.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Well, there’s really no such thing as “proper” English beyond the written form. There’s very little uniformity to the spoken language–any spoken language, for that matter–because everything is a dialect. People in urban communities, especially minorities, don’t always use correct grammatical speech because they’ve been taught a certain dialect that has existed for generations before them. The same for any rural Mississippian or Texan, etc.

  • http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/blog/ball_dont_lie/post/Video-Don-t-tell-Kobe-Bryant-what-he-can-t-do?urn=nba-233572 nbk

    Drew League is trying to add Kobe Bryant to their Roster.

  • J.C.

    I’d be so down for a rematch, the highlights from the game were sick. Does anyone know where I can watch the whole thing?

  • BostonBaller

    AllenP: I feel your point and intelligence does manifest its self in many ways but “proper English” is not overrated. As for what kids are taught there are two sides to that: what they are taught in school and what they learn outside of school…they usually gravitate to the easier and less structured form. As far as the written form , people today text in shorthand but some actually write the same way b/c they haven’t a clue of what is right or wrong and I love it when people complain that they were passed over for a job or promotion b/c of race, gender etc etc when it could simply be that they couldn’t articulate their intelligence through their lack of “proper English” and their application had several spelling and grammar mistakes on it.. ps: All jocks are not dumb

  • http://www.dunkingblog.com/ I’m Dunking

    Save those arguments for youtube. Talk about basketball not “proper english”

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