Video: Jamal Crawford and Tony Wroten Jr. at Pro-Am All-Star Game

New York, L.A., D.C., and Chicago are regarded as the end-all, be-all when it comes to summer basketball locales. But don’t sleep on the Northwest! Brewing in the region that now shares a name with Kimye’s offspring is a rivalry between two cities that matches any other in intensity. Fueled by local NBA stars like Jamal Crawford and Nate Robinson, Portland and Seattle have annually traded jump shots and trash talk with equal ferocity. This weekend Grantland sent a crew to catch the Jamal Crawford Pro-Am All-Star game to capture the highlights of the heat in the Northwest. Tyreke Evans and Crawford put on an absolute show in a game that featured rim-rocking dunks (above) and a buzzer-beater from Crawford …

Check Grantland on Thursday for full highlights from the game, and next week for a breakdown of the back-and-forth between these two cities. You won’t regret it.

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