Chris Paul planning on playing in Drew League?
MAY 26, 2013 1:00p ET
Paul didn’t specify if he’d play, but could you imagine one of the NBA’s fiercest competitors sitting on the sideline as a spectator?
The league, which started in 1973 by Alvin Willis in South Central Los Angeles and has been under the leadership of Commissioner Dino Smiley since 1985 and goes by the motto "No Excuse Just Produce," reached greater heights in the NBA lockout summer of 2011 when Kevin Durant, LeBron James, and Kobe Bryant played, creating gigantic buzz.
After that summer, the league was forced to move from Washington Park to King-Drew High School to accommodate larger crowds.
Alumni of the league include former Lakers Michael Cooper and Byron Scott, current USC assistant coach Jason Hart, and Celtics forward Paul Pierce, and streetball legend, the late Raymond Lewis.
Some of the current NBA stars that frequent the league are Dorell Wright and Nick Young of the 76ers, Raptors guard DeMar Derozan, and Wizards forward Trevor Ariza.
Come July 1, among the free agency and possible trade rumors, it will be interesting to see if Chris Paul shows up at The Drew.