The July 23-24 Goodman Coalition slate of games was overcome by brutal summer weather. But the Goodman League, nevertheless unveiled the roster of players who will confront Los Angeles, Calif.’s legendary Drew League in a basketball showdown nicknamed, “the Capital Punishment,” scheduled for Aug. 20.
NBA scoring champion Kevin Durant, a longtime Goodman League participant, has already confirmed he will be suiting up to play for the home team, according to Mac Williams, media director for the Goodman League.
Other NBA players teaming up with the Goodman League includes Denver Nuggets guard Ty Lawson, Minnesota Timberwolves forward Michael Beasley, Memphis Grizzlies swingman Sam Young, San Antonio Spurs guard Gary Neal and Grizzlies guard Josh Selby, all of whom are natives of Maryland.
Washington Wizards guard John Wall, Sacramento Kings center Demarcus Cousins and guard Tyreke Evans, along with former And-1 star Hugh “Baby Shaq” Jones will also hoop with the Goodman League all-stars.
But the Goodman League won’t have the only roster filled with NBA talent. According to SBNation.com, the Drew League will be bringing Oklahoma City Thunder guard James Harden, Milwaukee Bucks guard Brandon Jennings, Washington Wizards guard Nick Young and center JaVale McGee, and Toronto Raptors swingman DeMar DeRozan.
Mac Williams confirmed with the AFRO that a location change has been made for the highly anticipated event. The game was originally planned to go down at McDonough Gymnasium at Georgetown University, but the location has now been switched to Calvin Coolidge High School in Northwest D.C., to accompany a larger crowd. McDonough is only able to seat 2,500 people, while Coolidge can seat 5,000. General admission for the game is set at $25, while limited floor seats will be sold at $60. Tickets will go on sale starting July 29, and can be purchased at select DTLR stores.