The last time we saw Goodman League commissioner Miles Rawls, he was heckling President Obama. Wearing a $15 Obama tee shirt, Rawls sat two rows behind the leader of the free world at the Wizards/Bulls game, where the two men exchanged some friendly trash talk throughout their February 27th meeting. Rawls is a well-known fun-loving heckler at the Verizon Center.
But that’s not his homecourt. He’s the commissioner of The Goodman League presented by Nike Basketball and DTLR at Barry Farms in Southeast DC, where he helped to kick off the “Season of Change: Summer 2009″ last night.
When you talk about playground basketball in DC, the conversation begins and ends with The Goodman League. It’s where Gilbert Arenas, Sam Cassell, Michael Beasley, and Kevin Durant have played in the last couple of years. (Durant went for 62 points there last summer – watch that video here.)
There were some local legends putting on a show last night, namely Andrew “Spongebob” Washington. Spongebob plays with the defending champion Shooters, who were in action last night against Madness. Former Virginia Tech standout Bryant Matthews and White Chocolate were also in attendance.
The Goodman League presented by Nike and DTLR will be on all week – check their site for the schedule.