Kevin Durant, John Wall among stars in a charity match at Coolidge High School – NBA News

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Kevin Durant, John Wall among stars in a charity match at Coolidge High School – NBA News
National Basketball Association (NBA) stars Kevin Durant, along with John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins and Michael Beasley recently attended a charity game at the Coolidge High School in Washington D.C.
These stars have been the pick of many high-profile NBA players, who have busy this offseason in playing charity games. Durant especially has been the one making all the headlines. On the night, he was playing in D.C./Maryland
area for the third time. Durant also played in Goodman League vs. Drew League at Trinity College, and Goodman vs. Melo League at the Morgan State University back in August.
On Saturday at Coolidge, Durant’s team won the game 144-128. Later, he addressed a press conference. Instead of asking Durant about his performance in the game, the entire media contingent was h**l bent on getting his views on
the ongoing lockout, which is about to enter its third month. What they got in return was a statement of intent;
Durant said, “I think we’re going to stand up and stick to what we want; I don’t think we’re going to give into a deal just because we want the season to start. I know fans don’t want to hear that, but it’s kind of tough to put
us in that position. But hopefully everything gets resolved here soon and we don’t have to worry about it. That’s a tough one to swallow, if the season is not going to start, but I’m staying positive.”                             
The old Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) was expired on July 1st and the NBA has been in a lockout since then. The NBA owners want to include some new clauses in CBA which are not acceptable to league’s players
and their union, the NBPA. Among those, the most significant issues are the share of the Basketball Related Income (BRI) and the hard salary cap proposed by the owners.                              
Washington Wizards guard John Wall also participated in Saturday’s event and he too showed his optimism regarding the lockout. He appealed to mega stars like LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard and Dwyane Wade to put their
weight behind the negotiations so that the possibility of getting a fair deal for the players can increase.



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