Drew Gooden held a charity game for his Make-A-Wish foundation on Sunday, featuring NBA players James Harden, Joakim Noah, Anderson Varejao, Dorell Wright, and Jason Terry. The game also marked the debut, albeit in exhibition, for Ricky Rubio.
Rubio and Gooden played together for the Red Team, which lost 117-92. The exhibition-style play won’t tell you much about the caliber of the players’ offseason conditioning or the accuracy of their shots, but it did lend itself to some glossy highlights (see below).
Words can’t explain what Rubio is wearing on this news studio set. Drew did explain that the game would be held in the Bay Area and not, let’s say, Tatooine, right?
Here’s a good view of the Cow Palace. Sadly, it’s also a view of how empty the arena was for a charity game on an NFL Sunday. Also: Love, love, love the pass by Rubio here.
Check out the drive and no-look hand pass from Rubio to Gooden at the 0:16 mark.
And with that, the Twitter account, @drewgooden1, which arose just a few weeks before the event, cut to black. It appears that Gooden has deleted it.