We had our guy Sean Sweeney live at Barry Farms in Washington D.C. Friday night to catch all the highlights and other events from Team Nike from New York City vs. Team Goodman. With the World Basketball Festival stop in town, former Goodman League great Kevin Durant in the house with James Harden, too. It was about 11 months after Durant led Goodman over Harden and the Drew League in the biggest street game we’ve seen in years. Goodman won after getting the seven-point halftime lead and a late 71-58 advantage. Boo Jackson was hitting Js, Baby Shaq was scoring, Kenny Satterfield was shook not being able to take people. NYC legend Satterfield made a minute cameo in the first half but came back in the second and was looking a lot better, if still shaky. NYC made a run at it and got ahead by six even in the end before Goodman took control. Of note was Hard 2 Guard hitting a couple threes back-to-back with dudes in his face yapping on each one. We have to pass along how Baby Shaq tore down the lane for a slam that lit up the crowd. A little hesitation crossover then — BOOM. They’ll be talking about that even at WBF. … As much as we loved the “Dream Team” documentary on NBA TV almost a month ago to the day, we are just as excited for the release of the “Dream Team” book by Jack McCallum. Precisely for nuggets like this: MJ didn’t want to sign with Nike. It was his third choice. So now walk to where you keep your kicks (Joe Johnson, if you’re reading, go open your fingerprint-encrypted sneaker vault), look at your pair(s) or Jordans and say a quick thank you he went that way. … We’re out like Houston’s roster.
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