Goon Squad Classic Draws Crowds Amid NBA Lockout
DAVIS (CBS13) – Several NBA players and Kings stars took to the court Sunday for a charity game that gave fans a taste of what they’re missing due to the ongoing NBA lockout.
Sacramento Kings forward Donte Greene said he was pleased with the turnout for Goon Squad Classic at the UC Davis Pavilion, which featured other recognizable Kings like Tyreke Evans and rookie Jimmer Fredette.
“Really excited about meeting and playing with these guys for the very first time,” Fredette said.
All of the proceeds from ticket sales were donated to local charities.
Although most fans were happy to see some basketball action, many said they hope players and NBA owners can quickly reach a deal that would allow games to be played this season.
The players’ association disbanded on November 14 and players have filed two lawsuits against owners in the ongoing financial struggle.