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.
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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.
Every time someone comes forward to attempt to break a story about the breakup of the Thunder, we get hit with a spinning forehand right back at our faces. Recently, a team workout was organized for four days on the University of Texas campus. 10 of the team’s 15-man roster showed up. Out of the players who didn’t show up, some were overseas, another was recently married and the other two were Kendrick Perkins and Nate Robinson. This came just before there were reports that Perkins and Russell Westbrook had problems last year. A team with rifts and chemistry problems doesn’t do this, trust us. There were no organization personnel on hand (obviously), and everything was set up by Royal Ivey, who just happens to be like, the last man on the bench. Read More »
In the history of basketball, neighborhoods have always played each other. Different teams in one city have played one another. Those aren’t original ideas, says Mac Williams, Goodman League webmaster. But playing different leagues from different cities? That’s a relatively new idea. And it’s one that the Goodman League is taking full advantage of. Read More »
There are some things in life more important than basketball. When you’re a kid, if you really love the game, you swear it’s all gonna work out for you and that someday you will make money off this game and someday this game will make you famous. Once you get older, things are put in perspective (usually). Only then, professional athletes become our fantasy world and we view them only as how much entertainment can they provide us? How good can they make our teams? How much joy can they bring to our lives? Sometimes when athletes don’t reach their potential or flame out early or just don’t care as much as we do about the actual sport, we get angry. But at least we can respect Yao Ming for his reasons on leaving the game. Read More »