South Central Los Angeles’ “Drew League,” founded by Alvin Willis in 1973, has morphed into somewhat of a summer hoops hotbed for NBA-ers looking for competition against former D-I, D-II, D-III, streetballers and those that found success playing basketball in different corners of the world overseas.
Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Nick Young and DeMar DeRozan have all graced the court at the Drew, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. A countless number of NBA stars have ventured to Charles Drew Junior High School’s gym where the games are held, providing fans with some memorable performances.
You can now add James Harden and Klay Thompson to that list, as the two shooting guards dueled at the Drew on Saturday in the first round of the playoffs. Harden’s team prevailed 78-71, but the two men put on a pretty damn good show, one certainly worthy of checking out in this quick video via HoopMixtape.
Harden was named Player of the Game after finishing the victory with 15 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists.