NBA players are staging an international basketball tour in light of the ongoing NBA lockout. While top players such as LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul have decided not to play, according to a recent ESPN report, Kobe Bryant and several other stars will participate.
Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reports that coordinators will soon announce Sunday's game in San Juan, which will feature Kobe Bryant and other stars. Wojnarowski reports the other confirmed players for the game: Dwayne Wade, Amare Stoudemire, Blake Griffin, Carlos Boozer, Kevin Durant, Dwight Howard, Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Rajon Rondo and Tyson Chandler.
The cast is all set for Sunday, but future venues may not be. None of the other games on the global tour, which was originally slated to span six games on four continents, have been confirmed just yet. Other cities and venues are waiting to see how the event in San Juan plays through before deciding whether or not to participate.
Either way, the game should provide good entertainment in today's basketball-deprived world. A few NBA stars have been playing during the lockout- such as Derron Williams, who went to Turkey- but top NBA players have not coalesced like this since the 2011 NBA All-Star Game. Fans and players alike will have an event worth anticipating on Sunday.