With the offseason schedule agitated due to the NBA lockout, pro-am leagues have received plenty of attention this summer. No two have garnered more recognition than the Drew League, played in Los Angeles and the Goodman League, based in Washington DC.
On Saturday, August 20th, the two leagues collide. The contest, dubbed Capital Punishment, takes place at Trinity University in Washington DC and features some premium talent. Here are the rosters via The Mars Reel:
Kevin Durant (OKC Thunder), John Wall (WAS Wizards), Tywon Lawson (DEN Nuggets), Gary Neal (SA Spurs),
Tyreke Evans (SAC Kings), Michael Beasley (MIN Timberwolves), DeMarcus Cousins (SAC Kings), Josh Selby (MEM Grizzlies), Sam Young (MEM Grizzlies), Donte Green (SAC Kings), Hugh “Baby Shaq” Jones (AND1 Mixtape Tour), Emanuel “Duce” Jones and Warren “D-Nice” Jefferson.
The Drew League:
James Harden (OKC Thunder), DeMar DeRozan (TOR Raptors), Nick Young (WAS Wizards), Dorrell Wright (GS Warriors), Brandon Jennings (MIL Bucks), JaVale McGee (WAS Wizards), Craig Smith (LA Clippers), Pooh Jeter (SAC Kings), Bobby Brown (Aris BC), Marcus Williams (MEM Grizzlies) and 3 players TBA.
The trailer below features highlights of Kings DeMarcus Cousins (53-second mark) and Donté Greene (1:20 mark).
Tickets went on sale Friday with general admission tickets priced at $25 and floor seats (in limited quantity) at $60. If you’re in the DC area mid-August and would like to attend, you can purchase tickets online here.