Anonymous NBA Team Puts the Kibosh on Charity Basketball Game | Bob's Blitz

Anonymous NBA Team Puts the Kibosh on Charity Basketball Game

Sacramento, CA -- On Friday, the Circle of Success Foundation was supposed to be hosting its second annual “Goon Squad Classic Charity Basketball Game” (Sacramento Kings forward Donté Greene's charity basketball game) at the Cosumnes River College Gym. (The "Goon Squad” name was adopted from a cheering section at Power Balance Pavilion.) The charity game had several NBA players including Greene, Jason Thompson, DeMarcus Cousins, Tyreke Evans, Isaiah Thomas, Jimmer Fredette, Jamal Crawford, DeAndre Jordan, and Drew Gooden coming out for charity.

The proceeds of the event were to benefit five different charities: Shriners Hospital for Children, Save Our Selves Breast Cancer Organization, Crocker Riverside 4th R after School Care, Jason Thompson Foundation, American Diabetes Association.

Were. Because while the inaugural Goon Squad Classic successfully ran last November while the NBA was in the middle of a lockout, it didn't go as smoothly this year. Yes, a thousand tickets were sold but...Green tweeted, “Just got word from NBA leauge office, due to stipulations in the new CBA the charity game has been canceled. Any players who play without Prior league approval face suspension and fines. We are saddened by this news and apologize for any inconvience this may cause. Refunds will be processed in a timely manner. To our charities we would like extend a personal apology and we will be looking for ways to fund raise in an effort to provide a donation."

But now, CBS13 reports that a source says "the league only stepped in after an unnamed team filed a complaint, presumably over injury concerns."

So, who's the Narc?

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