Want just a little more basketball in your life?
How about from a young Suns player we haven’t seen since early April, who stayed in Seattle this summer to get in excellent shape for his pivotal 2018-19 season with the Suns?
Well here you go.
The still 21-year-old Chriss donated his time to this annual event to kick off Jamal Crawford’s Pro-Am league that’s based in Seattle.
They are offering FREE admission to all their games, and this year they included locals == from a season at University of Washington anyway — in former teammates Marquese Chriss and Dejounte Murray.
The biggest star is of course Jamal Crawford himself. Read this short history of the league once called the Seattle Pro-Am and famously attended by former Sun Isaiah Thomas.
This is a nice quick overview of the league here.
Jamal Crawford’s summer pro-am league has been known as the Seattle Pro-Am for the past couple of years and the Jamal Crawford Pro-Am in 2013, when the man known as JCrossover took over the league that was started in 1996 by Doug Christie. Since Crawford’s involvement in the “All Hoop, No Hype” league, there’s been a long list of not just the city’s best talent but the world’s best talent stopping by: Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Blake Griffin, Isaiah Thomas and so on. We are expecting that list to expand this summer and if that wasn’t exciting enough, tickets are FREE!
I, of course, had to have an opinion when I saw the highlight reel above.
Of course, I was quickly reminded of the larger picture and I appreciate that.
Chriss participated in a charity event and then thanked the very organization that benefitted from his participation for having him. That’s the only thing worth evaluating here. I am impressed.— Chris Sietsema (@sietsema) July 15, 2018
Good for Marquese to show off his skills at a free event like that. And good for Crawford’s Pro-Am league not charging entrance fees like everyone else wants to.