The Drew League remains one of the top summer league’s in the country when it comes to offseason basketball. A number of NBA players participate in the league, which received heightened publicity during the 2011 NBA lockout. There was a territorial game between the LA-based Drew League and the DC-based Goodman League that year, with several NBA players competing in the game. On Sunday, the Drew League will feature another marquee matchup.
Baron Davis’ LAUNFD team will face rapper The Game’s Money Gang squad, and Davis apparently wants to bet $50,000 on the game. The Game tweeted on Wednesday to say Davis called him to say he wanted to put 50k on the game.
According to our friends at Jersey Chaser, James Harden and Kevin Durant are expected to be in LA doing some work for Nike this weekend, and they are expected to play on Davis’ team.
The Drew League will be playing week 11 of the schedule this weekend. The Game’s team, which is highlighted by Paul George, leads the league with an 8-1 record. Davis’ team is 5-3. Both teams are coming off losses last weekend.
JaVale McGee, Nick Young and Austin Daye are some of the NBA players participating in the league. Former UConn guard Marcus Williams has played for Davis’ squad this summer, so the game could be loaded with high-level players.
UPDATE: The Game’s team won, thanks to big games from Metta World Peace and DeMar DeRozan. Here’s a good recap of the contest.