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  • Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant, playing for Goodman League during the summer, drives on Thunder teammate James Harden, playing for Drew League, during the All-Star game at Trinity University in Washington. The Goodman League's success during the lockout has aided it now. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

    Goodman League benefited from NBA lockout

    It's safe to say that the NBA finals will feature the matchup that most fans wanted to see — Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant against Miami Heat forward LeBron James.

  • Washington Wizards' John Wall moves the ball as former University of Tennessee player Bobby Maze, left, defends during the first half of an All-Star basketball game featuring NBA players at Coolidge High School. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

    NBA stars make 'Clash of the Superstars' a spectacle, but fan turnout is sparse

    Perhaps these games are becoming commonplace now. Or perhaps, with just one week to get the word out, not enough people knew about the game. But whatever the cause, a surprisingly sparse crowd of about 200 showed up at Coolidge High School to see the "Clash of the Superstars," the latest in a series of summer-league games starring locked-out NBA players.

  • LeBron James, right, of the Miami Heat, dunks against Jarrett Jack, left, of the New Orleans Hornets, during a charity basketball game hosted by Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011, at Morgan State University in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)

    Durant steals the show in the Goodman vs. Melo League Contest

    The game started almost 45 minutes late, but the fans didn't mind. They were waiting for Kevin Durant. The assembled roster was worthy of an NBA All-Star game, but in this city, Durant is the player that moves the needle.

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