Report: NBA All-Star Global Tour Hits Stumbling Block

Report: NBA All-Star Global Tour Hits Stumbling Block

While Kobe Bryant and LeBron James are locks, the organizers have had trouble securing signatures from several of the 18 players promoted for the tour that is to begin Saturday in San Juan.

Published October 25, 2011

The plan for NBA All-Stars to go on a six-game global barnstorming tour beginning this weekend could be in trouble.
 
The New York Daily News reported Tuesday that the organizers of the tour have had difficulty securing signatures from several of the 18 players who have been promoted as being part of the global tour that is supposed to begin Saturday in San Juan and then go on to stops in London, Macau and Melbourne. The unsigned players were not named
 
The top stars advertised for the tour include Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Kevin Durant and Carmelo Anthony. The players are supposed to receive up to $1 million to play in the six games.
 
But it appears the organizers may have a chance to push the games back some, if necessary, with the NBA expected to officially announce the cancellation of two more weeks of games Tuesday.


 
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Written by Terrance Harris

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