TAG: Goodman League

DimeTV / Jun 23, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Screen & Roll Vol. 4: NBA Draft, “Space Jam” & More

Adam Silver, David Stern

With the blink-and-you-missed it way basketball has infiltrated our online and television lives, it’s only fair you get some warning for what’s up next. Whether it’s a basketball game halfway around the world, the NBA Finals, a revealing interview, or a high school star’s mix tape, we’ve got you covered with our “Screen & Roll” recap of what’s coming on for the coming week. Read More »

Playground, Video / Sep 30, 2013 / 10:15 am

Kevin Durant’s 2013 Goodman League Mixtape

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant (photo. Michael Starghill)

Kevin Durant turned 25 years old yesterday, and while that still seems incredibly young for being the world’s second-best basketball player, Oklahoma City’s best has already turned in some amazing moments during his six-year career with the Thunder. Yet we can’t forget about the summer, either. After winning the unofficial summer MVP during the lockout of 2011, KD has taken his offseason game to new heights, headlined by his play as a long-running star of the Goodman League. Check out his official 2013 Goodman League Mixtape after the jump. Read More »

Playground / Sep 12, 2013 / 9:30 pm

Video: Summer League Basketball In Atlanta

ATLBAll

New York City has Rucker Park and Dyckman Park, Los Angeles has the Drew League and Washington D.C. has the Goodman League. But Atlanta? They have the Atlanta Entertainment Basketball League, and some participants think it deserves a spot alongside the more famous courts and summer leagues mentioned. Read More »

Playground, Video / Aug 29, 2013 / 3:00 pm

Kevin Durant, Victor Oladipo & Michael Beasley Put On A Show In The Goodman League

Thomas Robinson

We’ve been saying it for years, but we’d put the Goodman League talent up against any other league in the country. At this year’s Goodman Roundball Classic, Josh Selby, Kevin Durant, Thomas Robinson, Greg Monroe, Victor Oladipo and Michael Beasley all showed out. We already showed you the epic KD vs. Oladipo showdown that occurred during this game. Now check out the rest of the highlights. Read More »

Playground, Video / Aug 27, 2013 / 2:00 pm

Kevin Durant & No. 2 Pick Victor Oladipo Go Head-2-Head In Crazy Summer League Duel

Victor Oladipo

If you needed anymore confirmation on Victor Oladipo‘s competitiveness, then watch this video. In D.C.’s famed Goodman League, Orlando’s No. 2 pick goes head-to-head with Kevin Durant in a sick, back-n-forth duel and, in a rare summer sight, actually looks to be working hard defensively. As you’d expect, considering KD has about six inches on Oladipo, Durant still gives him the business. But perhaps most surprisingly, Oladipo has no problems matching Durant’s long-range jump shooting. Read More »

Playground, Video / Aug 22, 2013 / 10:30 am

Kevin Durant Throws Down 2 Sick Dunks At The Goodman League

Kevin Durant

Fans waited an hour for Kevin Durant to show up at the Goodman League on Tuesday night. But once he did, it was worth the wait. KD lit it up in the second half, and threw down two monster dunks that had the crowd ready to storm the court. Read More »

Playground, Video / Jun 26, 2013 / 11:18 pm

Kevin Durant Smashes A Dunk In His First Game Back At The Goodman League

Kevin Durant

After missing out last summer because of the Olympics, Kevin Durant made his much anticipated return to the Goodman League recently. Then, he went out and did what KD does: he put on a show. Read More »

Playground, Video / Aug 21, 2012 / 10:30 am

Gilbert Arenas, Josh Selby & Chris Brown Go Off In Summer League

Chris Brown

Yesterday, we dropped some footage of Chris Brown tearing up The Goodman Roundball Classic, which was recently held at Wise High School in Maryland. Now, thanks to our friends at The Mars Reel, we’re getting highlights of the whole game. Josh Selby, one of the standouts of last summer’s lockout basketball, is back again, and surprisingly so is Gilbert Arenas. Read More »

Olympics / Jul 18, 2012 / 1:15 pm

The Story Of World Basketball Festival 2012 In 50 Pictures

Diana Taurasi, LeBron James, Jus Fly & Anthony Davis

Technically, I spent my entire weekend working. But when you’re going to Team USA practice to catch the best players in the world in their element, attending Converse block parties to see The-Dream and Stalley perform and checking out 20 years worth of Nike and Jordan footwear design and technology, you can take it. This really wasn’t work. And the people at USA Basketball, Nike, Jordan and Converse didn’t want it to be. It was a celebration of the game, the Olympics and our men and women who will be going across the sea to represent us on the hardwood. Read More »

Playground / Jul 15, 2012 / 3:29 pm

World Basketball Festival Hits Barry Farms In Washington, D.C.

Kevin Durant

This weekend, the best of USA basketball has converged in Washington, D.C. for a four-day celebration of the sport. So far at the World Basketball Festival, we’ve seen Team USA practice, Washington, D.C., L.A., New York and Chicago all take each other on for bragging rights in the City Tournament Of Champions and today, the Nike Global Challenge pits some of the best high school players in the U.S. against foreigners from the same age group. But before all of that, we took it to the streets, to what’s probably the best playground atmosphere in America: the Goodman League at Barry Farms. Read More »