The rosters for Saturday's Goodman League Vs. Drew League Showdown are pretty darn impressive, which makes you wonder how two relatively small, albeit locally famous, street ball leagues could bring those types of players into a glorified exhibition game. According to Michael Lee of the Washington Post, it all started with Kevin Durant. Goodman League Commissioner started building his roster with the Oklahoma City forward, and the rest of the team soon followed. An example.
“Once he told me had K.D. on board — a guy who has influence throughout the league — it was easy,” said San Antonio Spurs guard Gary Neal, who has been playing in the Goodman League since he was a freshman in college. “When you have a guy like Kevin Durant, he can get on the phone and call pretty much anybody in the NBA and make it happen.”
That's really no surprise. Durant is going to be the most famous member of either team, and it makes sense that other players would want to play in a game with him. thanks to Durant's inclusion in the game, the Goodman roster is stacked, and they should earn a win for the District.