Rudy Gay to Play in Goodman League vs Drew League Rematch

Rudy Gay feels healthy enough to suit up and try to help the Goodman League defeat Drew League in their highly-anticipated rematch this Sunday. From the WaPo: “Rudy Gay had a courtside seat at Trinity University when the local Goodman League defeated the Los Angeles-based Drew League two months ago in a pro-am duel that has spawned a flood of star-studded exhibition games since the lockout began. As he watched James Harden and Kevin Durant trade buckets and John Wall and Brandon Jennings taking turns going on all-out sprints to the basket, high-fived fellow Baltimore native Josh Selby and heard an intense home crowd react to every score, Gay kept the significance of the event in proper perspective. ‘It was cool. It was just a game to me,’ Gay, 25, said recently. ‘It was basically, for entertainment.’ But apparently, the battle for bragging rights was enough to convince Gay that he would participate in the next show to determine which coast has the best players. After weeks of wrangling and tense negotiations, the Goodman League-Drew League rematch will finally take place on Sunday at Long Beach State University and Goodman League commissioner Miles Rawls confirmed that Gay would join forces with Durant, Wall, DeMarcus Cousins, Michael Beasley, Sam Young and Donte Greene. Gay is the only player on that list to never suit up for a Goodman League game at Barry Farm, Spingarn High or otherwise, but Rawls said, ‘I wasn’t going to turn him down!’ Gay, Durant and Wall are also expected to participate in another exhibition game hosted by LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh on Saturday at Florida International University in Miami, but Rawls said all three would complete the difficult South Beach-Long Beach back-to-back set. They will meet a fired-up Drew League team eager for revenge and featuring Harden, Jennings, Nick Young, Derrick Williams, DeMar Derozan, Dorell Wright, Craig Smith, Marcus Banks and Ryan Hollins.”