Thursday, October 27, 2011

"We Believe" exhibition game

The Lockout has been depressing for hoops fans as there seems to be no progress in the labor talks, but my NBA interest was awakened when I came across an article by leading Warriors beat writer Marcus Thompson II of the Contra Costa Times, regarding a possible charity game potentially featuring the "We Believe" Warriors versus the current squad.

I found this potential match-up very intriguing, depending on the players who can be recruited. Apparently Steph Curry is down to lace 'em up for the present Warrior Nation, along with Dorell Wright and as for the "We Believers"...wait for it...J-Rich and Matt Barnes. Imagine if team "We Believe" could recruit Baron, Stack Jack, and Harrington...even if the game had the matador defense of an All-Star game, it would still be entertaining...It would be like my NBA 2K11 team on XBOX 360. Yeah, that's right...I had to put together a squad of assassins (starting five: Curry, Ellis, Jackson, Lee, Biedrins, with Baron coming off the bench) and the name of my franchise..."We Believe II".

The game is scheduled to be played at the San Jose Event Center on Oct. 29 and I really hope each squad is able to recruit the big names, like Ellis and Lee for current Warrior Nation and Stack Jack and Baron for "We Believe". With a basketball starved Bay Area, this event would be a highly entertaining exhibition of hoops.

Also, it would be a way for the players to say, "Hey Stern, we're the show, don't forget that! That's why we should get the bigger piece of the BRI pie. We are the ones the fans love and we are the individuals who put it on the line....and if an agreement cannot be reached (highly unlikely), we can take our show on the road or go international."
Point and case Kobe Bryant and the Italian club that wants to offer him $1 or 2 million to play one game!

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