Kobe Bryant played in a Drew League exhibition on Tuesday afternoon as pretty much everyone in the world is aware of thanks to his game-winner over James Harden. Unfortunately for fans of the Watts-based Summer League, the Lakers superstar won't be suiting up for the Drew League when it plays Washington, D.C. based Goodman League in the most anticipated basketball showdown of the summer.
Bryant's decision to play for the Goodman League was up in the air for about 36 hours, but Yahoo! Sports' Marc Spears shut down any chance of it happening in a Tweet on Wednesday afternoon. It isn't surprising, but it would have been fun to see Bryant representing Los Angeles in some form or fashion considering the chances of him suiting up for the Lakers anytime soon are in doubt due to the NBA lockout.
Even though Bryant won't be suiting up for the Drew League, a bevy of talent will.
The current roster for the West Coast team is Brandon Jennings, DeMar DeRozan, James Harden, Nick Young, Dorrell Wright, JaVale McGee, Craig Smith, Pooh Jeter, Brandon Jennings, Marcus Williams along with local Drew Leaguers --and former D-Leaguers -- Mike Efevberha and Doug Thomas.
Rosters for each team are available here.