The biggest basketball event the city of Seattle has seen in quite a long time didn’t go as planned on Saturday, as slippery floor conditions caused the fourth and final game of The Crawsover Pro-Am to get cancelled in the second quarter.
LeBron James and Jayson Tatum were playing on a team against Paolo Banchero and Chet Holmgren, with a full crowd on hand and many more who had hoped to attend left out because of space limitations.
Holmgren didn’t last very long, exiting early with an apparent ankle injury while defending James in transition. Holmgren succeeded at preventing LeBron from scoring, but he came up limping after that and left for good.
Injuries in events like this are NBA’s teams biggest fears, but with almost exactly three months until OKC’s season opener it seems unlikely this injury will linger into the regular season.
The Crawsover Pro-Am featured a handful of high level college and NBA players over the past few weeks, with LeBron and Tatum bringing the most media and fan attention of the summer.
An earlier game on Saturday featured local high school talent, including Tacoma’s Zoom Diallo, a high ranking prospect in the class of 2024 who is taking a visit to Gonzaga on September 9.
Andy hosts the Locked on Zags and Locked on College Basketball podcasts, and serves Locked On in a marketing/digital content creator role as well. He lives just outside Portland with his wife Jenna and dog, Tillie.