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Live Coverage: Drew League vs Goodman League

by Photo of Jake Langbecker

Capital Punishment: It could be the biggest NBA game of the year

Live Coverage: Drew League vs Goodman League

Lockout? We don't care about no stinking lockout. At least that's what a handful of NBA players are saying as they put ultimate bragging rights on the line in the Capital Punishment game at 6:30 pm EST today, August 20th. It might be the closest thing to an NBA game we get as the famed summer leagues, the Drew League and the Goodman League face-off in Washington D.C.

The Drew League hails from Los Angeles and will be repping for the West Coast. The league that has been running since 1973 has had a busy summer with many NBA stars including LeBron James (Video) and Kobe Bryant making appearances. Kobe's visit was just this past Tuesday and he scored the game winner and dropped 43 points (Video). Kobe's appearance led to speculation that he might show up in D.C. but so far those reports have mostly been shot down.

Drew League Commissioner Dino Smiley and his Goodman counterpart Miles Rawls have been engaging in a summer of trash talk which ultimately led to the idea for this game. Much to the delight of hoop junkies everywhere and despite many logistical road blocks it looks like it is all signs go for the game taking place at Trinity College.

CHARGED will be there covering the much hyped game and will bring you videos and photos of all the action. You can follow our writer Jake Langbecker as he live tweets the event over at his account at jake_langbecker.

Here are the most up to date rosters for the game although anything can happen and people are still holding out hope for a surprise appearance from the "Black Mamba".

Team Drew League:

Brandon Jennings - Milwaukee Bucks

James Harden - Oklahoma City Thunder

Nick Young - Washington Wizards. Rumor has it Young might withdraw because he is upset he didn't win the Drew League MVP. My guess is he shows because of the hit his credibility would take for not showing because he's upset about a summer league MVP trophy.

JaVale McGee - Washington Wizards

DeMar DeRozan - Toronto Raptors

Derrick Williams - Minnesota Timberwolves. The #2 overall pick in this past June's NBA Draft is the rumored replacement for Nick Young.

Dorell Wright - Golden State Warriors

Craig Smith - Los Angeles Clippers

The rest: Pooh Jeter (Kings), Marcus Williams (former Net), Bobby Brown (former King) and Doug Thomas (former Iowa Hawkeye) 

Surprise Guest? Kobe Bryant. Via ESPN LA

"No one truly knows if Kobe will make an appearance or not; he'll only coyly answer the question with a wink and a smile. But if Mamba wants the continued relevant attention that he craves, look for him to bring down the house with a sighting in the nation's capital."

Team Goodman:

Kevin Durant - Oklahoma City Thunder

John Wall - Washington Wizards

Ty Lawson - Denver Nuggets

DeMarcus Cousins - Sacramento Kings

Gary Neal - San Antonio Spurs

Josh Selby - Memphis Grizzlies

Sam Young - Memphis Grizzlies

Donte Greene - Sacramento Kings

Michael Beasley - Minnesota Timberwolves. Beasley reportedly withdrew from the game due to "prior commitments". I have a feeling it had more to do with his last appearance at a summer league game at Dyckman where he got into an altercation with a fan. 

Dante Cunningham - Charlotte Bobcats. The rumored replacement for Beasley.

The Rest: Hugh "Baby Shaq" Jones, Emanuel "Duce" Jones, Warren "D-Nice" Jefferson.

Remember to keep it locked to CHARGED for videos and photos from the game and for the latest up to the minute news follow jake_langbecker on twitter and look for the #capitalpunishment hashtag. As always, visit Charged.fm for the best tickets to all the sporting events in your area

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