One of the silver linings in all of the NBA lockout nonsense has been the light shined on pickup/quasi-organized games like the Goodman League in DC and other less formal games between NBA players. It's one things when guys give it their all on the hardwood for millions of dollars, but it's another entirely when they do it for the love of the game and nothing else. [video below]
Sixers big man and elder statesman Elton Brand has been playing in games with plenty of NBA players at UCLA and talks about the experience in the below video. Former Sixer and AU-man-crush Andre Miller is featured as is Ron Artest. As for the level of competition in the UCLA runs, Miller says "It's kind of like an NBA game, somewhat."
So, minimal defense, I'm sure.
via Slam Online