Friday night was the latest installment of the fabled ‘Battle of the Beltway,’ pitting the Redskins against their bitter rival Ravens in a Battle Royale for the ages.
Media hype aside, it was a fun-filled celebrity basketball game at Stafford High School, with proceeds benefiting Anthony Armstrong’s Lucky 13 Foundation and the Ravens’ Torrey Smith Foundation. Redskins starpower was on high for the event, as current Redskins Armstrong, Lorenzo Alexander, Brandon Banks, Josh Wilson, Niles Paul, Aldrick Robinson, Terrence Austin, Joshua Morgan, and Markus White joined local radio personalities and former Redskins Chris Wilson and Darrell Green on the court.
While the question on everyone’s mind had to do with hoop dreams, the evening was actually kicked off with a contest to determine which team was better suited to “Teach Me How To Dougie.” Admire:
And the showmanship didn’t decrease once the whistle blew. The highlight of the night was a ‘alley’ to the rim by Banks that was jammed home with Armstrong’s one-hand-oop. Armstrong was very appreciative for the feed after the game:
Ravens receiver and Stafford alum, Torrey Smith, had a good game for the purple and black, but former teammate Kevin Barnes could have predicted that from their mutual time at Maryland.
All-in-all, it was a good game and a great cause. Here was the player reaction and good-natured ribbing on Twitter:
Keep waiting on that call, Niles. Maybe he should have done a backflip dunk.
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