The nation’s capital and the surrounding area has hosted several prominent basketball games this summer. Exhibitions such as the Goodman League versus the Drew League and the Goodman League versus the Melo League saw NBA stars descending on the area to suit up. With the NBA lockout still in full effect, these games, along with the FIBA tournaments in Europe and the Americas, have been a small respite for basketball fans longing to see their favorite players on the court once more. Now, according to Michael Lee of the Washington Post, it looks like there is another game in the works, this time for charity, that will feature only NBA players.
The game, billed as the “Clash of the Superstars,” was organized by Hanif Hill, a trainer who has worked with several NBA players including Kevin Durant, Greg Monroe, Michael Beasley, Tyreke Evans, and Monta Ellis. Durant, who has appeared at seemingly every basketball event this summer, and Monroe have committed to playing in the game. Other players who are slated to play are Jeff Green, DeMarcus Cousins, James Harden, Eric Maynor, Kemba Walker, Jarrett Jack, Corey Brewer, Samardo Samuels, and John Wall, who may not play but will attend.
Event proceeds will benefit the Boys & Girls Club 10, the Calomiris YMCA, National Capital YMCA, and Capital Elite Academy. The game will take place Saturday, September 17.