Found November 22, 2011 on SLAM Online:
PLAYERS: Drew Gooden
TEAMS: Milwaukee Bucks
STAT was rendered largely ineffective during last season’s Playoffs due to a back injury, and according to Newsday, his back isn’t fully healed just yet. Amar’e Stoudemire’s agent, naturally, denies the report: “Amar’e Stoudemire said one positive result of the ongoing NBA lockout was that it afforded him the time for his pulled back muscle to heal properly. He declared himself 100 percent last month and looked healthy when he played in the South Florida All-Star Classic in Miami. But then came word from Drew Gooden’s charity game in the Bay Area on Sunday that Stoudemire pulled out of appearing in the game, according to game officials, because of a back injury. Stoudemire was on the list of participants who confirmed they would play, but he did not show up for the event. Though a season doesn’t appear to be on the horizon any time soon, a relapse of the back injury would be terrible news for the Knicks. If the NBA and its players can ever reach an agreement in time to save at leas...

Ricky Rubio shows off handle at charity game

OK so maybe it's not an NBA game (thank you lockout) but Minnesota Timberwolves' Ricky Rubio finally got to play with his fellow NBA players at Drew Gooden's charity game and did he deliver.Rubio showed off the passing ability and dribbling skills which made him a coveted draft pick out of Spain.From behind-the-back passes, dribbling the ball between a defender's...

Highlights From Drew Gooden’s Make-A-Wish Charity Game

For now, Lockout charity games will have to satiate our thirst for the NBA – no, college games aren’t an option for me. They aren’t the same, sorry. Check out highlights from Drew Gooden’s Make A Wish foundation. The game was held at the Cow Palace in San Francisco. The event marked Ricky Rubio’s USA debut and also featured Joakim Noah, DeMar DeRozan, James Harden, Shawn...

Top 10 Plays From Drew Gooden’s Charity Game

As you know, all eyes in the hoops world this weekend were on Drew Gooden’s Charity Game in the Bay Area. Couldn’t make it? We got you. Here are highlights from Gooden’s 117-92 loss. Check out the Top 10 plays below. What do you think? Follow Aron on Twitter at @the_real_aron. Follow Dime on Twitter [...]

Video: Ricky Rubio, other highlights from Gooden charity game

Drew Gooden put on a charity fundraiser for the Make-a-Wish Foundation over the weekend in the Bay Area, but he wasn’t the star. This was the American debut of Ricky Rubio, the Spanish sensation who will be playing for the Timberwolves. Eventually. But he’s a highlight factory and in a wide-open game without defense he…

Video: Drew Gooden Charity Game, Featuring Ricky Rubio

Our pals at Ball is Life have footage of Ricky Rubio’s first “game” on US soil, as the young Spaniard took part in the Drew Gooden charity game in San Fransisco.

Stoudemire Misses Charity Game, Agent Says No Issue With Back

Amar'e Stoudemire did not play in Drew Gooden's charity game near San Francisco on Sunday due to a back injury.

Video: Highlights From Donte Greene’s Goon Squad Classic

While it seemed all eyes were on the charity games hosted by Drew Gooden and Rajon Rondo this weekend, there was another game going on as well. Case in point: Donte Greene‘s Goon Squad Classic went down on Sunday night at the UC Davis Pavilion, and players like Tyreke Evans, DeMarcus Cousins, Jimmer Fredette, Jason [...]

Is Amare Stoudemire’s back fully healed? Good question.

Sunday Drew Gooden hosted a charity game (we already brought you the highlights) but there is one unresolved issue from that game: In what shape is Amare Stoudemire’s back? It bothered him at the end of last season and slowed him some this summer, but he has said he was healthy. Then he missed Gooden’s…
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