The NBA lockout may be ongoing, but the stars will be out on the UC Davis campus this weekend.
Sunday’s Goon Squad Classic, organized by Sacramento Kings guard Donte Greene, will feature a variety of professional players.
Among the bigger names scheduled to play are Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant and Washington Wizards guard John Wall — although some reports suggest that Durant may not appear due to a prior engagement.
The event will also include several current and former Kings, including guard Tyreke Evans and 2011 draft-selection Jimmer Fredette.
Tickets are on sale at the UC Davis ticket office and online at Tickets.com, with prices ranging from $25 to $70. Proceeds will benefit a variety of charities, including Greene’s Circle of Success Foundation.
There will also be a canned-food drive sponsored by the Jason Thompson Foundation (named for the current Kings forward), with non-perishable food items being taken at the door.
The game will take place Sunday in the Pavilion. Tip-off is set for 6:30 p.m.
— Trevor Cramer