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UCLA is housing some NBA pickup games too

Posted on: September 2, 2011 11:58 am
Posted by Royce Young

The Goodman, Melo and Drew Leagues are getting all the pub for good summer hoops featuring NBA players. But one hidden gem (or gym) to catch a number of NBA players getting in some run is at UCLA.

There's a catch though: At least one student has to play on each team.

It's kind of become a UCLA tradition with local stars popping into the student gym to play some hoops. No doubt the games are competitive, but it's not the glitz and glamor of Rucker Park or one of the now-famous pro-am leagues.

Still, this summer Ron Artest, Russell Westbrook, Elton Brand and Andre Miller, among many others, have popped in to play some pickup with the Bruin student body. Pretty cool.

Since: Aug 31, 2011
Posted on: September 2, 2011 1:58 pm

UCLA is housing some NBA pickup games too

What a great chance for some of these students to meet and play ball with the NBA players.  I think it's cool that the basketball players are playing ball when not with their teams.  I don't think we'd see baseball players playing like this if it was the same situation. 

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