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Friday, September 2nd, 2011 at 9:25 am  |  41 responses

Hakim Warrick Organizing a Philly vs Baltimore Game Featuring NBA Stars


Following the success of so many star-studded exhibition games this summer, Hakim Warrick is trying to make sure that players from Philadelphia also get some shine. Reports ESPN: “After watching Carmelo Anthony host some of the game’s biggest names for a glitzy summer-league game in his hometown, Phoenix Suns forward and Philadelphia native Hakim Warrick is trying to arrange a Philly-versus-Baltimore showdown against Anthony’s crew … ‘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.’ ‘I told [Anthony] that we want to play them next and they have to come up to Philly. And he said he’s with it.’ Warrick says he’ll try to recruit Philadelphia-reared stalwarts such as Sacramento’s Tyreke Evans, Orlando’s Jameer Nelson and Detroit’s Richard Hamilton to play on the Philly squad. Other players Warrick expects to play include Houston’s Kyle Lowry, Sacramento’s John Salmons, Minnesota’s Wayne Ellington, Charlotte’s Gerald Henderson, veteran NBA guard Ronald Murray (who finished last season in Turkey) and recent draftees Markieff and Marcus Morris, who were selected in the first round in June by Phoenix and Houston, respectively. Warrick, 29, said Sixers guard Lou Williams would also play for Team Philly and added that Anthony is assembling a roster of players from Baltimore and Washington, D.C., as opposed to asking Miami’s LeBron James and New Orleans’ Chris Paul to join him again like they did in Tuesday night’s showdown at Morgan State. ‘He said he wouldn’t bring that same team,’ Warrick said. ‘He said he’d probably bring Kevin Durant, Ty Lawson and other guys from the Baltimore/D.C. area. And for me, other than Lou Will, it’s pretty much all Philly. All people who played in Philly and grew up in Philly … Lou Will is the only one that’s from somewhere else. He’s kind of like an adopted son of Philly, so I let him on the team.’”

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  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    Hakim Warrick?

  • Cuse4lifekid

    Warrick turned out to be a nice little basketball player.

  • add

    can’t wait, im gonna try to see this live

  • http://www.slamonline.com Max

    Like JTaylor said Hakim Warrick?

  • sunshine

    Hakim Warrick? lol sit down and shut up scrub, your not even half the player melo is, sit all the way down

  • sunshine

    Hakim Warrick? lol sit down and shut up scrub, your not even half the player melo is, sit all the way down

  • LA Huey

    Hakim and Melo played together @ Syracuse. I like this idea of exhibitions with a regional theme.

  • TheFiend

    Hakim Warrick aint nothin to sneeze at….. hes a nice role player in the league when given opportunity aint like hes a former Top 5 bust…. I would take him on my team any day of the week…. Gives u a nice 10 and 5

  • IAMORANGE4EVER

    SMH, JTaylor21?

  • IAMORANGE4EVER

    Kobe should show Philly some love, after all he was born there and played his high school ball right near Philly at Lower Merion High School. If not, call up AI. You know Philly loves the Answer.

  • Will Lee

    Indiana State gotta assemble a team too.

  • shaolin23

    There should be a Cuse/Uconn alumni showdown. Game would be epic.

  • LA Huey

    ^alumni games would be fun too

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    Call Kobe!

  • Fat Lever

    Jason Thompson would be a nice addition too. Did Hakim Warrick do something nasty to some of yall? That’s a lot of hate for someone you don’t know.

  • http://www.twitter.com/dfrance21 dfrance21

    Yeah why all the Warrick hate? Who said you had to be all-nba to organize a summer league game?

  • http://www.twitter.com/dfrance21 dfrance21

    We should organize a Slam Commenter game. The two most bickering dudes on the site would serve as captains.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    Right now that would be nbk and JTaylor, no doubt. lol

  • Yann Blavec

    Can’t wait for a chicago-detroit game.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    A Detriot-Chicago game?
    I can’t even think of 5 cats in the NBA that are from Detroit.
    Either way, Chi-town would smash.

  • SikhWitIt

    I really want to see Seattle just shut these City v. City games down! Come on fellas, get that team together!

  • David

    Seattle would smash on these teams.

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    Seattle’s got some of the nicest guards around….no big men….except that big ol boy that plays at UCLA…other than that I can’t think of any. I just wanna see a West Coast vs. East Coast game really….I mean just for all the marbles who really got the best ballers….

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    ^ and what team would the Midwest cats be on?

  • http://www.twitter.com/dfrance21 dfrance21

    ^How about a final four style? East vs West, Midwest vs South.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    Seattle has Nate Robbinson at the point. Jamaal Crawford at the 2. Brandon Roy at the 3. Mavin Williams at the 4. Spencer Hawes at Center. Jason Terry coming off the bench. Doug Christie for vetran leadership, and how to punch Kobe support. Pretty solid crew. I’m not even bringing up a few other guys for Seattle that can play. Hell put Isiah Thomas jr. in the mix to.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    Oooh and don’t make us sick Lukey Luke Ridinour on ya’ll!!

  • fruizm

    alumni games…..that would be pretty cool!

  • http://www.slamonline.com Max

    Slam commentator game, I’m in! :)

  • http://dfklf.com Jukai

    LOL I know who balls and I know who doesn’t on this website. I know which team I’m jumping to.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    I don’t anymore. Been a few years now. Plus I’m only 5’3″. So wouldn’t anyone want me anyways, ha ha

  • MUBWAR

    deam enig 5’3? I hate on my boys 6’3 and above and im only 5’9, but you are short my friend? close to like lil kim on heels. lol just jokin bro

  • Jesse

    Sounds sick, I’ll be in attendance if it ends up happening in Philly.

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

    @ Black Rick: Spencer Hawes is the only big man from Seattle I can think of in the league.

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

    I’m at my best in a half-court pick-up game when I can shoot it right after the ball is checked.

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    @LakeShow…A guy named Lake Show should know it was Rick Fox who got that uppercut from Christie…you might be thinking of Chris Childs. Anyways @dfrance21 that sounds good brother. Make it happen…..and on the topic of this Slam commentator stuff…..I’m 5’8″ish (aka 5’6″) put me at point and my team is winning NO DOUBT.

  • http://Slamonline.com nbk

    Lets get this game poppin, with my first selection i’ll take DarkSaber

  • Mike Jones

    Philly needs its favorite son there, Allen Iverson to make the philly team anything worth talking about.

  • http://www.twitter.com/hurstysyd Hursty

    1. Nelson
    2. Bryant
    3. Hamilton
    4. Warrick
    5. Morris
    Bench – Evans, Lou Williams, Ellington, Flip Murray, Morris.

  • right

    hakim warrick gonna put up a quintuple-double

  • me

    all yall seatle midwest west coast ballers blah blah blah. everybody know bmore philly and nyc got the best ballers in the nation. put them 3 cities against the rest of the country and then it might be fair. other cities got talent but not on the overall scaleof them 3 cities. and im from atl but i know the deal

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