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Report: James Harden, Chris Paul to play in Drew League

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Photo by Mintaha Neslihan Eroglu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

James Harden and Chris Paul are expected to play in the Drew League on Sunday.

We may get our first look at the James Harden, Chris Paul duo.

According to The Undefeated, Harden and Paul are expected to play for LA Unified in the Drew League in Los Angeles on Sunday (via ESPN’s Marc. J Spears). Former Rockets Lou Williams and Montrezl Harrell will also play for the LA Unified.

If that wasn’t exciting enough, the LA Unified will play the Home Town Favorites, featuring the 2017 MVP Russell WestbrookDelon Wright of the Toronto Raptors and former NBA player Dorrell Wright are also expected to suit up for the Home Town Favorites.

Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey will also to attend the game.

Harden and Paul are confident they can play together.

All eyes will be on Harden and CP3 as they play organized basketball together for the first time as teammates. Some basketball analysts have questioned if the duo can succeed, but Paul has a different take, via Tim MacMahon of ESPN.

“It’s definitely going to be an adjustment, but I’m excited about it,” said Paul. “I’m truly excited about it. That’s the coach’s problem over here, to figure that out. I think coach said it: When you want to win, you’ll do whatever it takes. I know James has that; I know I do. Whoever is in our locker room from day one, we’re going to talk about sacrificing and doing whatever you have to do to help us win.”

Chris Paul has never ventured pass the second-round of the playoffs. At 32 years old, Paul’s window as a star point guard will soon close. As we’ve seen from stars like Klay Thompson, Kevin Love and Chris Bosh, winning championships requires sacrifice.

Some nights Harden will have the hot hand, and other nights it’ll be Paul. Both stars are committed to making this partnership work.

As James Harden told Houston Chronicle’s Jenny Dial Creech, titles and positions don’t really matter.

“It wasn’t point guard and shooting guard,” he said, adding the focus was “two guys always trying to make the best play.”

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