James, Wade, and Bosh to Take Their Talents Overseas
The Miami Heat's big three are reportedly ready to pack their bags and head on a six-city international tour with a host of other NBA superstars during what would have been the first two weeks of the NBA season. Plans are still being worked out, but between October 30 and November the 9, the stars could be playing exhibition games in Puerto Rico, London, Macau, and Australia.
ESPN reports that Calvin Darden, an Atlanta businessman, has been planning the tour for the past three months. Among the Heat players, Wade and Bosh have already reportedly officially signed on.
In addition to Heat players, the tour would include Kobe Bryant, Derrick Rose, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Amare Stoudemire, Rajon Rondo, Blake Griffin, Russell Westbrook, Carlos Boozer, Paul Pierce, and Kevin Love. Kevin Durant, Tyson Chandler, and Kevin Garnett might also join.
With NBA talks still at a standstill, it's pretty clear players are eager to play, and an international tour gives them a chance to showcase their skills around the world. Plus, a six-game stint -- as opposed to earlier rumors that star players might join international leagues -- lessens the worry of injuries.
Though nothing is finalized yet, the games could even be broadcast in the United States.
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