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One Crazy Summer

Posted by Josh on July 24, 2007

It’s been a busy few weeks for Gerry McNamara.

In addition to the official NBA Vegas Summer League, several teams host their own weeklong mini-leagues with a handful of other squads. Immediately after their stint in Vegas, Gerry McNamara and the 76ers went to Utah for the Jazz’s “Rocky Mountain Revue” along with five other teams. In the Sixers’ first game (July 13), Gerry scored 6 points in 19 minutes, but had 6 turnovers to one assist. It turns out that this was the last game he played with Philly in Utah — not because he got cut, but because his wedding was coming! (Scroll down that link for the news item.) Gerry and his high school sweetheart were married this past Saturday, July 21, in Scranton. Congratulations to the happy couple. No word on who from the SU organization was in attendance.

(UPDATE: TNIAAM had the wedding announcement link over the weekend, which I didn’t think to check before posting. Props to the fellas over there.)

Meanwhile, back in the basketball world, another team that hosted their own summer session was the Orlando Magic. They ran something called the “Pepsi Pro Summer Jam“, which took place simultaneously with the NBA’s Vegas league. I tell you this because Damone Brown is on the Magic’s summer roster. He had mixed results.

The games took place July 9-13. In the first game (vs. New Jersey) Damone did not do so well — he started but scored 6 points in 18 minutes, with no rebounds and just one assist. Against the Pacers in game two, he played only 11 minutes before fouling out, and scored just 4 points with 3 rebounds. But in game three, against Charlotte, he had 14 points, 4 rebounds, and 2 assists in 24 minutes. In game four vs Chicago, in 28 minutes, he led the team with 16 points while adding 6 rebounds and 2 dimes. He did not play in the final game, which was the only one the Magic lost all session. Coincidence?

Probably.

As the summer keeps rolling, we’ll keep doling… out the news. Wow that sucked.

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