Kings forward Donté Greene has taken on the role of game organizer and promoter for today’s Goon Squad Classic exhibition and fundraiser at UC Davis.
The game, which benefits Greene’s Circle of Success foundation, is a chance for NBA fans to see the players they hope to watch when the lockout ends.
“It’s hectic, I’ll tell you that,” Greene said. “Especially when you’re trying to make sure everything is straight … but it’s all been fun.”
The competition isn’t just on the court; Greene and others hosting charity games are competing for players, too.
At least three players listed on a promotional flier for Greene’s game won’t participate.
Houston point guard Jonny Flynn and Chandler Parsons, the Rockets’ second-round pick, are playing tonight instead in former NBA player and coach John Lucas’ charity game in Houston. Oklahoma City forward Kevin Durant won’t be at tonight’s game, either.
And Milwaukee forward and Bay Area native Drew Gooden is hosting a game tonight at the Cow Palace in Daly City.
— Reported by Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee