Here is a summative recap of DC’s recent “Clash of The Superstars” headliner event. Were not going to get into the crowd turnout of this game but instead we will focus on the players in attendance. The Clash of Superstars with John Wall, Kemba Walker, DeMarcus Cousins, Michael Beasley, Kevin Durant, Greg Monroe and other NBA pros took the court for charity game to benefit a select number of non-profit organizations. It was great to see these NBA guys on the floor for a nice game of pick up and for some players it was a learning experience. More specifically Kemba Walker who told the Washington Times this when asked about his perspective on the lockout:
“Angry,” Walker said. “I’m angry because I can’t do anything. I can’t talk to my team, I can’t talk to my coaching staff and start learning things from them, I can’t get involved with the team at all. It pretty much [stinks].
- Kemba Walker
Of course there are those of us that enjoy the lockout because we see all of our favorite NBA players on the same floor which wouldn’t normally happen in an NBA season. It’s almost been like an NBA all-star weekend every month of the summer. The negatives can become overlooked when you put yourself in a players shoes. New draftees such as Kemba Walker, Kyrie Irving, or Josh Selby are in an awkward position. Guys that have dreamed of playing NBA basketball for years, and once they have the chance they are faced with a lockout. Lets all remain optimistic that a resolution will be met and we can start booking season tickets.
“I would like to get acclimated to the NBA game. I know there’s a big difference from college to the NBA, so not getting a chance to learn, it’s pretty hard.”