Report: Rajon Rondo, LeBron James, Blake Griffin Among NBA Stars Planning to Play Slate of Exhibition Games


NBA players have a lot of free time on their hands right now, and they're about to take full advantage of it. In the process, they're going to get some hoops in and make a few bucks during the lockout. reports that a handful of the best players in the NBA are going to embark on a four-continent tour playing exhibition games in the two weeks of NBA games that were lost to the lockout. The tour will reportedly run from Oct. 30-Nov. 9 and the group of more than a dozen All-Stars will play games in arenas in Puerto Rico, London, Macau and Australia.

The roster provides a who's who of NBA stars who will take part in the six-game schedule. Listed below are all of the players slated to play in the games according to

Kobe Bryant
LeBron James
Dwyane Wade
Derrick Rose
Carmelo Anthony
Chris Paul
Amare Stoudemire
Chris Bosh
Rajon Rondo
Blake Griffin
Russell Westbrook
Carlos Boozer
Paul Pierce
Kevin Love 

Additionally, both Kevin Garnett and Kevin Durant are still weighing the possibility of playing the slate of exhibitions across the globe.

The players involved are reportedly set to earn up to $1 million for their two weeks. However, not all of the money will be going to the players. Some of the proceeds earned will go to charity.

The NBA and the players union continue to work with a mediator toward ending the lockout, which cost the league its first two weeks of the regular season. Many believe even more games will be lost soon.

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