Two more additions to the rosters of the Hoops 206 NBA charity game in Seattle were announced on Tuesday, following the announcement of the Seattle roster. This time around, it's players set to join The League team in what's been billed as a matchup pitting Seattle against all-comers. One player hails from Washington State University and was just drafted early in the 2011 NBA Draft while the other brings a bit of a colorful side to the game, to say the least.
Here's the announcement, from H206Game on Twitter.
Announcing TWO players on the "League" team at #h206: Klay Thompson and Michael Beasley.
There's a blatantly obvious marijuana joke here, but we'll leave it alone. Just know Thompson was arrest for marijuana possession while at Washington State and Beasley ... well, Beasley has been involved in more than a few marijuana-related arrests, including one just a few weeks ago.
This creates a fun heroes vs. villains dynamic to the Hoops 206 Game. On one side you have a group of local heroes from the city of Seattle, including Brandon Roy and Isaiah Thomas. On the other you have a player from a rival school, Thompson, and Beasley, as well as whomever else is announced in the coming days.
All in all, it looks like a fun matchup, all for a great cause. For more information on tickets, check out this link.
The Seattle roster for the Hoops 206 Game set for July 23 at Key Arena was announced on Tuesday, and many familiar faces from the city are represented. The game is billed as Seattle vs. The League, with players who grew up in the city set to take on others from throughout the league for a good cause. Seattle has a rich basketball culture as it is, and the NBA charity game gives fans a chance to see some of the homegrown stars that made it to the league play in front of their hometown -- a rarity since the NBA left.
A promotional poster for the game was released to the masses on Twitter. While the team representing The League hasn't been announced, the Seattle team has. Brandon Roy headlines the team, and is joined by Spencer Hawes, Jamal Crawford, Isaiah Thomas and Will Conroy. The group is a blend of generations, with some of the younger players, including Hawes and Thomas, joining Roy and Conroy, who played on some of the great Washington Huskies teams of the early 2000s.
Here is the poster for the game, tweeted by H206Game.
Washington State star Klay Thompson, the No. 11 overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, will also play in the charity game, according to the same Twitter account. As you can see above, Martell Webster, a staunch supporter of the game, Aaron Brooks and Michael Dickerson will also take part.
It's a family affair for Seattle ballers, so don't miss out on the action. For more information on tickets, check out this link.
The NBA will be in Seattle for the Hoops 206 Game, benefiting A Plus Youth Program and the Boys and Girls Club. Tickets are on sale now, and this is why you should show up, show support and give back to the city.
The NBA is coming back to Seattle on July 23 as past and former players from the area gather at Key Arena for a charity game put on by Hoops 206. The game is billed as "Seattle vs. The League" and will feature Spencer Hawes, Isaiah Thomas and many other Seattle-area players on the court in front of the home crowd. It's a chance for the city to come out and show its basketball pride and send a message to David Stern about the NBA in Seattle.
Tickets just went on sale for the event and can be found over at Ticketmaster. Head here, grab tickets and show up in your finest green and gold. Ticket prices range from $15 to $150, depending on where you plan on sitting at The Key.
More on the game can be found at the Hoops 206. The event is a perfect time to come out and see some of the hometown heroes that have played in, or are currently playing in, the NBA. We all know Seattle is basketball rich, and after three years with nothing in the way of NBA events, the city finally has a chance to show its support. It's up to us, as fans, to remind Stern and the league executives that we're still here, and still waiting for a team.
We all know the odd relationship the city of Seattle has with the NBA at this point. Fans hate the league for what happened with the Sonics, but also want the NBA back in the city, creating an odd dynamic in the relationship. And finally, after three years away, the NBA will be in Seattle after approving a charity game set for July 23. It's not quite a new team, but it is a chance for the city to come out, remind the league it's still here and support a good cause.
Almost a year in the making, the game will benefit A PLUS Youth Program. Some of the players that came by today to show their support for the game included Aaron Brooks, Spencer Hawes, Isaiah Thomas and Mike Dickerson. More players will be announced in the coming weeks."
This is, by no means, a complete list, and with the rich basketball history in the city, you can expect more big names to attend. Nate Robinson, Jason Terry, Terrence Williams, Jon Brockman and many others are in the league now, and serve as ambassadors for the city. It wouldn't be surprising to see a plethora of Seattle-based players making a return to the city for a good cause.
So what can you do, or what should you do? Show up. Pack Key Arena to the rafters and wear your brightest green and gold. Show the NBA there's still an immense support system in Seattle and we want a team pack. Remind the NBA what it's missing, and how passionate the fan-base is here in the city.