Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin to Play in John Lucas’ Charity Game

by November 08, 2011

Coach John Lucas is hosting a charity game on November 20th in Houston, and wouldn’t you know it, but Kevin Durant will be there along with a few other NBA players. From MyFox Houston: “According to Lucas the players he has confirmed who will take part in the event include L.A. Clippers forward Blake Griffin, Oklahoma City forward Kevin Durant, Washington Wizards forward Rashard Lewis, the former star from Alief Elsik and free agent guard T.J. Ford, former star at Willowridge High School and the University of Texas. ‘Blake and Rashard will happen for sure,’ Lucas said. (Chicago Bulls guard) Derrick Rose, Kevin Durant is supposed to be coming, (Thunder center) Kendrick Perkins, T.J. Ford, (forward) Chandler Parsons with the Rockets, (guard) Jonny Flynn with the Rockets.’ Lucas said all of the players he mentioned are expected to play with the exception of Rose, who will be in attendance. ‘Derrick will not play,’ Lucas said. ‘Basketball is our family business and guys have been asking about a game. So a lot of the Rockets players are going to play. We will put a list out later on this week.’ Lucas said proceeds from the game will go to charitable causes. ‘One of the charities will be the John Lucas Foundation, which is for athletes who have wellness problems, for them to get help,’ Lucas said.”