Durant, Oladipo Shine at Goodman League
Further proof of Victor Oladipo’s ascension from unheralded DeMatha prospect to the No. 2 overall in the NBA Draft came Sunday night at his former High School – against Kevin Durant.
Look past the high-rising guard’s inclusion in the Goodman League Roundball Classic. Even with several future professional peers also on the court and John Wall observing from the sideline, it was Oladipo in the game’s spotlight matchup versus the Oklahoma City Thunder star. Durant is the face of D.C. area basketball, not to mention part of an incredibly short list of those considered the best in the NBA.
The local products faced each other throughout, landing basketball-type haymakers via long distance shots, highlight dunks and tight defense until the final buzzer, which came without an actual winner declared. The game ended in a 116-116 tie.