It’s no longer a rumour, its fact – NBA stars could be heading Down Under SOON!
A few days ago we received word that preparations were underway to stage an exhibition game in Australia, and the reports circulating today confirm it. From Yahoo! Sports:
Several of the biggest stars in the NBA – including Kobe Bryant, Amar’e Stoudemire and Kevin Durant – are finalizing a 10-day barnstorming tour across four continents, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.
The tour is set to start in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Oct. 30, and pushes onto London’s O2 Arena (Nov. 1 and 3); Macau, China (Nov. 5); and Melbourne, Australia (Nov. 8 and 9), sources said.
The bigger the names, the bigger the paychecks for the six games, sources said. The top players will make “north of $1 million,” plus expenses, for the tour.
LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul and Blake Griffin are also strong possibilities to participate, sources said.”
It’s not a done deal yet so we’ll keep the beers on ice. And I am probably dreaming but if the federal mediator can talk some sense into these clowns it could end up being one giant tease. But for now, let’s imagine the possibility and keep our fingers crossed.
I assume Melbourne and Sydney will host the games, but we’ll give you more info as it comes to hand.