Has Baron Davis Proposed a $50K Bet on Star-Studded Drew League Game?

Stephen Babb@@StephenBabbFeatured ColumnistJuly 26, 2013

Apr 30, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; New York Knicks point guard Baron Davis (85) stretches before the first half of game two in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the Miami Heat of the 2012 NBA Playoffs at the American Airlines Arena.  Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Sunday afternoon's Drew League game between LAUNFD and Money Gang has all eyes on Los Angeles this weekend, most of them looking to catch a glimpse of NBA royalty and rapper The Game.

It's not often Kevin Durant, James Harden and Paul George converge—especially at this time of year. There's more where they came from. According to Game's tweet, Baron Davis—member of team LAUNFD—called him up proposing a bet on the game: "Just called me & told me he wanna put 50k on it..." 

That's a lot of money for a game that's supposed to be all in fun. Are we still sure this one's all in fun too? If there is any money on the line, chances are it going to a good cause—or at least a nice post-game outing among friends.

Either way, Game didn't sound too worried, maybe because he has James Harden on his team. He's been tearing it up this summer, forgetting all about his Houston Rockets' postseason exit and getting ready to show up at work with Dwight Howard at his side.

Durant, meanwhile, hasn't been frequenting the Drew League this summer, but he'll be in town hosting a Nike event in Santa Monica.

While in the neighborhood—finally back from his trip to China—the Thunder superstar couldn't resist a little pickup game. Maybe KD's starting to get that itch to return to the floor. 

The Drew League was established in 1973 as an informal space for competition, using the game as a bridge from South Central Los Angeles to anyone who happened to be pretty good as basketball, including a long list of NBA stars like Kobe, LeBron and Paul Pierce. 

Beyond the local community, the league has emerged a focal point for the broader NBA community. Between the average NBA fan's summer boredom and social media getting the word out, Drew League highlights are as good as it gets in July.