The summer of pro-am games is starting to become the fall of pro-am games. After the success of Carmelo Anthony’s ‘Melo League exhibition against the Goodman League, Anthony is now teaming up with former Syracuse teammate Hakim Warrick for another exhibition game that will feature Philadelphia area players (Warrick’s hometown) against Baltimore area players (‘Melo’s hometown). Among those would could play, via ESPN, are Coatesville, Pa., native Rip Hamilton:
Warrick says he’ll try to recruit Philadelphia-reared stalwarts such as Sacramento’s Tyreke Evans, Orlando’s Jameer Nelson and Detroit’s Richard Hamilton to play on the Philly squad. Other players Warrick expects to play include Houston’s Kyle Lowry, Sacramento’s John Salmons, Minnesota’s Wayne Ellington, Charlotte’s Gerald Henderson, veteran NBA guard Ronald Murray (who finished last season in Turkey) and recent draftees Markieff and Marcus Morris, who were selected in the first round in June by Phoenix and Houston, respectively.
Warrick, 29, said Sixers guard Lou Williams would also play for Team Philly and added that Anthony is assembling a roster of players from Baltimore and Washington, D.C., as opposed to asking Miami’s LeBron James and New Orleans’ Chris Paul to join him again like they did in Tuesday night’s showdown at Morgan State.
And hey! Flip Murray! Should be fun. What would make it even more fun is if Warrick can convince the retired Philly native Rasheed Wallace to play one last time. I’d definitely go watch that.
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