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James, Wade, and Bosh to Take Their Talents Overseas

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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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3 comments
Dave
Dave

Good, go away and take your championship rings with you Lebron.......what's that?  You DON'T have any?

Theballa
Theballa

Lol u r absolutely right y r the owners and ayers such picky children about the revenue income. I want 53% no 51% no 52% no 51.5% lol at least it looks like theyre making good progress with the mediator george cohen who helped resolve the nfl lockout :-)

Harry Husker
Harry Husker

The hubris of the NBA owners is amusing. There's really very little barrier from the stars of the NBA monetizing themselves because, unlike other pro sports, the players are much more important than the franchise.The stars of the NBA + a basketball court = money coming in. That formula doesn't need a lot of top down organization or management and has very little start up cost.

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