To start it off, I took some footage of Paul George and Nick Young during an offseason workout. It includes drills, dunks, and a game with Nick vs Paul. Check out the video below!
This year the Drew League revealed a new design for their jerseys – Each team had the opportunity to chose a team color. The “home” jerseys say “Drew League” in the front, while the “away” jerseys say the team name. The Game’s team, La Familia, has a jersey set unique to any other team. So far we have only seen one color way – a black jersey with gold writing saying “La Familia”. Once their alternative jerseys are revealed, I’ll be sure to post a picture of those as well. Aside from the variety of jerseys, you can find a unique style of fashion, from head to toe. Sneakers are one of the biggest expressions at these games – seeing what “heat” these players will bring out is always a surprise.
My favorite mix is the return of the “Drew Crew” shirts. During the 2011 season, the drew league staff members would rock the “Drew Crew” shirts. This year, with Nike in the mix, they created a new design for these shirts for the staff to wear.
Because this is the first post, it will just be a teaser – next week we will come full force with even more content, so stay tuned!
The next game was the introduction of The Game’s team, La Familia, playing against Tradition. The gym was packed full of fans that came out to watch them play. As they went head on against Tradition, it seemed they were going to come up short their first game. Ryan Walton for Tradition was playing incredible, leaving anyone who tried to stop him unsuccessful. With seconds left on the clock, La Familia was down by 1. Franklin Session from La Familia took a step back jumper for 2, putting them in the lead. Tradition was not able to recover and La Familia won their first game of the season in a very close and exciting game!
Throughout the day other teams took the court, including the return of COA and Craig Smith. NBA All Star DeMar DeRozan and Ed Davis made their way to the gym to support and watch the games. The 2-time Drew League champions, LAUNFD, changed their name to The Clozers, winning their first game by 4. To see all the final game scores, you can check on the drew league website.
It was an exciting opening weekend at The Drew League and it promises to bring even more excitement and action in the following weeks. Make sure to stop by and check out a game!
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The defending champions, The Blazers, were presented with a championship banner hanging up in the gym before their game.
For those that do not know, the NBA does not allow their players to play in any summer league activities until their contracts are over for the season, so you can expect to see NBA guys playing after July 1st. For now, you can catch them hanging out and supporting their friends and family!
If you missed the excitment today, be sure to come out on Sunday. Rap superstar The Game will be playing with his new team, “La Familia”. He will also be coaching “The Robinhood Project” team. Make sure you come out early because it will be packed! To see schedules and scores, check out www.drewleague.com
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Here is a sampler video of some highlights from 2013! Get there early
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