Just hours after the NBA Players Association decided to disband, Celtics guard Rajon Rondo announced the “Boston Charity Classic” all-star game at 6 p.m. Saturday at Lavietes Pavilion on Harvard’s campus. Proceeds, according to the press release, will aid local Boston charities in providing meals for the holiday season.
It’s Boston’s first of the series of all-star and charity games held across the country since the lockout began and it is expected to feature its share of heavy hitters, including Celtics forward Paul Pierce and scoring champion Kevin Durant.
Also expected to play is Glen “Big Baby” Davis, JaJuan Johnson, former Celtic Kendrick Perkins in his return to Boston, former Harvard star Jeremy Lin, ex-Celtics Leon Powe and Marquis Daniels as well as close Rondo buddy Rudy Gay of the Memphis Grizzlies, Josh Smith of the Atlanta Hawks and Kyle Lowry of the Houston Rockets.
— Reported by Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe Blog