According to ESPN.com, current Kings John Salmons and Tyreke Evans are two potential native Philadelphian’s who are being courted by fellow Philadelphian and current Memphis Grizzlie, Hakkim Warrick, for a charity basketball game.
Warrick says he’ll try to recruit Philadelphia-reared stalwarts such as Sacramento’s Tyreke Evans, Orlando’s Jameer Nelson and Detroit’s Richard Hamilton to play on the Philly squad. Other players Warrick expects to play include Houston’s Kyle Lowry, Sacramento’s John Salmons, Minnesota’s Wayne Ellington, Charlotte’s Gerald Henderson, veteran NBA guard Ronald Murray (who finished last season in Turkey) and recent draftees Markieff and Marcus Morris, who were selected in the first round in June by Phoenix and Houston, respectively.
Warrick told ESPN that after watching his former Syracuse running-mate Carmelo Anthony recruit some of the bigger names in the NBA for a charity basketball event earlier this Summer, he and the Knicks star are attempting to plan a Philadelphia versus Baltimore charity game which will take part in the City of Brotherly Love before the end of the month.
The game, as it currently stands, would only feature players with roots in the Philly and Baltimore area’s, but me thinks they’d have a hard time turning away some elite players if they asked.