Spurs’ Neal to play in ‘World’s Greatest Summer game’


GNIt’s not really the “World’s Greatest Summer game,” but that’s what the Basketball Jones’ Trey Kerby is calling it.

The game will feature tons of NBA players in a west coast versus east coast matchup for bragging rights.

According to David Aldridge of NBA.com, the game is in its planning stages and San Antonio Spurs’ Gary Neal is likely to be a participant.

Bragging rights are always a major chit in the summer circuit, and this year is no different. As Sam Amick reported last week, the Goodman League and its Los Angeles version, the Drew League, are finalizing plans for a streetball showdown on Aug. 20 in D.C. The game is tentatively set to be at Georgetown University’s McDonough Arena. The Drew has had the likes of Ron Artest, James Harden, DeMar DeRozan, Tyreke Evans and L.A. natives Nick Young and Jeremy Tyler come through this summer. Compton native and Cavs guard Baron Davis is handling logistics at his end; the D.C. squad will likely feature [Kevin] Durant, Michael Beasley, [DeMarcus] Cousins, [Gary] Neal, [Brandon] Jennings and [Josh] Selby, maybe Ty Lawson and Nolan Smith, among others. The trash-talking has already begun.

Kirby thinks that the East coast-D.C. team will win as do I. With Durant, Beasley, and Cousins playing the inside-out game, Neal will get plenty of shots to shoot from beyond the arc. It’s all for fun and games and you just have to hope none of these players get injured.