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 »
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 »
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 »
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: The best thing to come out of the NBA lockout this summer was Kevin Durant dominating every game he played. Everywhere. And while he took his show on the road, KD always saved his best for the hometown fans at D.C.’s Goodman League. Perhaps our friends at The Mars Reel put it best: “Durant represents everything the Goodman League is about; hard work, undeniable talent, and most importantly, passion.” With that, check out his official 2011 Goodman League summer mixtape, exclusively from The Mars Reel. Read More »
By now you need no introduction to the Goodman League. And as you’ve come to expect, their 2011 season took the game to new heights. The following mixtape features highlights from both the Goodman League and Goodman Coalition games, and after watching, you’ll realize why some call D.C.’s proving ground the best summer league in the nation.
We need you Michael. More than ever. It must be hard for so many of today’s stars, living in Jordan’s shadow. Let’s face it, he’s still a dominating presence in the game, and still holds the attention of the general public. When he says something, people listen. Players might not wilt in the face of the GOAT anymore, but they still love him and they still respect him. As Reggie Miller said recently, he was perhaps the biggest factor in ending the last lockout in 1998-99. When he got involved, everyone listened, from smitten players to hardened owners. They knew his value, his prestige. So where has he been this whole offseason? Read More »
As you know, all eyes in the hoops world yesterday were on the Goodman League vs. Drew League rematch in Long Beach, Calif. Couldn’t make it in the gym? We got you. Here are highlights from the Drew’s 151-144 victory in which John Wall‘s 55 points and Kevin Durant‘s 50 points was countered by 48 from James Harden. Check out the Top 10 plays from “The Big Payback” below.
Tony Parker basically just predicted a title. “If I play the entire season, we’ll go for the title,” he told the French daily L’Equipe. Did we catch you? He’s not talking about an NBA championship. Parker just signed to play with ASVEL Villeurbanne, the French League team of which he is a part owner. Should the lockout continue to drag on, TP will be in Europe balling for $1,995 a month, and he says if he’s there all season, the squad is going to win a title. Pretty lofty expectations. It could just be a reflex of being in a lockout and away from the Spurs. Read More »
As you know, John Wall has been playing everywhere this offseason. And this Saturday in Indianapolis, he and the Goodman League beat the Indy Pro-Am in the other great exhibition battle of the weekend. With that, check out Wall’s 41-point, 12-assist and 11-rebound performance below, and all the highlights from the game after the jump.
A few weeks ago we introduced 35th Hour, a new web series starring the one and only Kevin Durant. In the second episode, KD gives us an inside look into his offseason workout routine with his trainer Justin Zormelo, as well as his matchup against LeBron James in the Goodman League-Melo League showdown in Baltimore.