LeBron, Wade, Bosh, Durant, Melo, Amare to play game at FIU where Isiah Thomas coachesPosted by Inside Hoops
The AP reports:
Knicks stars Carmelo Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire will join Miami Heat stars LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in a charity game on Oct. 8.
Details are being finalized, and although no contracts had been signed by late Tuesday, an official announcement about the game and ticket information for the contest is expected Wednesday.
The game will be played at Florida International, where Basketball Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas is a coach.
Kevin Durant, Rajon Rondo and John Wall have also committed to play.
FIU’s gym can hold around 5,000 fans. University officials said they expect the game to quickly sell out. All proceeds will go to charity, with at least some of that money earmarked for educational programs in South Florida.
Marc Berman of the New York Post reports:
Leave it to Isiah Thomas to arrange a quasi-NBA All-Star Game at FIU.
The Miami Big 3 of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh and Knicks stars Amar’e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony will grace Thomas’ small Miami gym on Oct. 8 and play in an All-Star type event.
The rosters also will include other big names, Chris Paul, Kevin Durant, Joe Johnson, Jamal Crawford, Rudy Gay, John Wall, Russell Westbrook and Eric Bledsoe. Even ex-Knick and Heat wannabe Eddy Curry is expected to show.