Baron Davis and The Game bet $50,000 on Drew League game?

Baron DavisThe 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.

Drew League vs. Goodman League Rematch Set for October 9th in LA

One of the more entertaining summer league games this offseason was the regional battle between the LA-based Drew League and the DC-based Goodman League. The Goodman League won that game 135-134 with Kevin Durant going for 44 points. Ever since the close finish, the L.A. players have been angling for a rematch. They felt as if they weren’t at full strength because some players did not travel to D.C. for the game. Now they’ll have their chance.

Tweets from both leagues say a rematch is set for October 9th in Los Angeles. The Drew League Twitter account specifies that the location will be Cal State Dominguez Hills.

Brandon Jennings, who has been one of the most active summer league players, also confirmed the news. Now he has to decide whether he’ll allow Kobe to play for Drew League team despite the Lakers guard not being an LA-native. If Jennings is able to get all the local stars to play in the game, they might not even need Kobe to play, but of course it could never hurt.

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