MIAMI (AP) — For the first time since the NBA finals, the league’s best will play in South Florida.
Thanks to the ongoing lockout, it may be a one-night-only appearance.
Miami Heat stars LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh will headline a glitzy group Saturday night at the duly named “South Florida All-Star Classic,” a game where nine players who were in last season’s NBA All-Star game are committing to appear.
In all, the players expected to compete at Florida International in this exhibition collected more than $168 million in salary last season — and, unless things change, would earn $0 on NBA courts this year.
Wade says the exhibition is a way to connect with fans. He says “we want them to know that we want to play basketball this year.”
Source: Associated Press