If there's one thing the last week has shown us it's that basketball isn't in complete hibernation. Last week the Goodman League from D.C. bested the Drew League from L.A. in a glorified pick up game featuring Kevin Durant, Jeff Green, Austin Daye, San Antonio Spurs guard Gary Neal and several others. Over the last two days, both FIBA Americas and Eurobasket tournaments launched, which we'll call real basketball.
Last night, some of the biggest names in the NBA squared off in Baltimore as the "Melo League" hosted the Goodman League. Basically Carmelo Anthony recruited some Baltimore born players including Spurs' Neal (who dropped 17 points for the game) but he also called in big guns LeBron James (aka the greatest basketball player alive) and Chris Paul (aka the greatest point guard alive) and thus beat Durant and the rest of the Goodman League.
Check out some of the highlights (via Crossover Chronicles) from the game.
Still, the narrative coming out, thanks to the gaudy 59 points Durant put, is that Durant bested LeBron individually and that he accepted some challenge LeBron laid down.