All-Star Weekend Event Idea: Rep Your State 3v3 Tournament
I was debating with my friend earlier today about which state produces the best basketball talent (I'm from Illinois and hes from New York) and the idea came to me since All Star Weekend is coming up it would be cool to have a 3 on 3 single elimination tournament where players from certain states go in and represent their state against other teams representing their own states.
The Illinois team would consist of: Anthony Davis/Dwyane Wade/Derrick Rose (Andre Iguodala,Iman Shumpert,Tony Allen, and Pat Beverly could fill in)
New York Team: Joakim Noah/Carmelo Anthony/Kemba Walker (Lance Stephenson,Danny Green,Andre Drummond,Taj Gibson could fill in)
Georgia Team: Dwight Howard/Josh Smith/Toney Douglas
(Jodie Meeks could take Douglas place)
Texas Team: LaMarcus Aldridge/Chris Bosh/Jimmy Butler (Wes Matthews,DeAndre Jordan,or Mike Dunleavy could fill in)
Pennsylvania Team: Michael-Kidd Gilchrist/Dion Waiters/Kyle Lowry (Tyreke Evans,DeJuan Blair,Jameer Nelson,Morris Twins could fill in. Kobe is injured)
North Carolina Team: Hassan Whiteside/John Wall/Chris Paul
Ohio Team: Jared Sullinger/LeBron James/Steph Curry (Kevin Martin can fill in if LeBron decided to bich out)
Maryland Team: Kevin Durant/Rudy Gay/Ty Lawson
And then California comes in and shits on everyone else because its such a huge state, so it would probably have to be split up in to 2 teams so here we go.
Cali 1: Kevin Love/DeMar DeRozan/Russell Westbrook
Cali 2: Tyson Chandler/Klay Thompson/James Harden
(Paul George and Brandon Jennings injured, and Damian Lillard is butthurt so he won't be participating this year, so that leaves on the reserves for both Cali teams to pick from: Paul Pierce,Andre Miller,Brook Lopez,Jeremy Lin,Jrue Holiday and Kawhi)
Australia Team: Andrew Bogut/Dante Exum/Kyrie Irving (Patty Mills Reserve)
Spain Team: Marc Gasol/Pau Gasol/Ricky Rubio
Games would take place in a half court setting, 6 minute games, single elimination. Playground rules so don't expect to see Harden at the free throw line.
Thoughts on this idea? Which team would you choose to win the tournament?