Great news for the Ball For It All Classic between the D.C.-based Goodman League and Knox Indy Pro Am. Washginton Post Wizards' writer, Michael Lee confirmed that John Wall will be in Indy for the game on Saturday night. From all accounts, Wall has been tearing up the offseason hoops circuit wherever he plays.
This week he's been in Las Vegas, turning heads at the Impact Basketball "Lockout League" against other NBA players. Brandon Rush is also playing in Vegas this week and came away impressed yesterday, offering this analysis in tweet form.
John Wall is gonna be a problem this year. Got that stroke going
I admit I was looking forward to seeing Kevin Durant but it may be a better show if the Goodman team only has one alpha dog in Wall to run things. You can buy tickets today at the UIndy box office or through the Knox Indy Pro Am website.
Speaking of tickets, don't forget to check out the Indiana Fever tonight in Game 1 of the WNBA Eastern Conference finals at Conseco Fieldhouse. IC Cold friend, Eddie White is offerin a special deal. Just click here and use code word: EDDIE. Several Pacers players are in town and expect to be there to support the Fever.
Man, I feel like Don King, but I love and gotta support the local hoops scene. One hoops event you can't get a ticket for, though are the closed workouts the Pacers are running at Hinkle Fieldhouse. I slipped by on my lunch hour yesterday and was able to catch about ten minutes before security noticed me and kindly asked me to leave.
All of the players reported to be there on Tuesday were on hand along with Dahntay Jones. As mentioned above, Brandon Rush remained in Vegas. They were very ogranized, running through drills at both ends under the guidance of Carlos Knox. All of the players appeared healthy, wealthy and wise and they were getting after it. Great to see!
After the jump a few links of interest as we all hope to hear the words "tentative agreement" emerge from the labor negotiations today.
- Wizards’ John Wall moving fast, scoring big, in Las Vegas - Wizards Insider - The Washington Post
- NBA notebook: Wizards' Shelvin Mack gets on-court education – USATODAY.com
- NBA meetingwith David Stern, Derek Fisher, Billy Hunter Thursday - NBA - SI.com
- Battle lines drawn for NBA, players, agents - NBA - Yahoo! Sports
- NBA Lockout Puts Veracity Of Owners' Claims To Test - SBNation.com
- Report: Owners plan two amnesty clauses in new CBA | ProBasketballTalk
- Top 99 NBA Players Of 2015: And The No. 1 Player Is ... - SBNation.com
- Representatives from NBA, union meet briefly in New York - ESPN
- 2 team owners among 4 Indiana billionaires on Forbes 400 richest list | The Indianapolis Star | indystar.com
- Former Pacers Player Announces Donations - Newsroom - Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick
- Denver Nuggets player Kenyon Martin signs contract in China - ESPN