LeBron, Wade, Bosh to host All-Star exhibition in South Florida
LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh to host a charity game in Miami
The All-Star exhibition is planned for Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. at Florida International
Among others expected to play are Chris Paul, Carmelo, Amar'e Stoudemire
An official announcement is expected Wednesday, but Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported Tuesday that the All-Star exhibition is set for Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. ET on the campus of Florida International University, where Basketball Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas is a coach.
It will be the first time James, Wade and Bosh take the court together since last season's NBA Finals, but it will be just the latest in a series of exhibitions with NBA players this offseason while the league is in a lockout. James has appeared in several of those contests, including one on Sunday in Philadelphia, and New Orleans point guard Chris Paul is set to host one in his hometown of Winston Salem, N.C., on Oct. 1.
According to ESPN, the NBA players set to compete in the charity event are the Heat trio and teammate Mario Chalmers, Paul, New York's Carmelo Anthony and Amar'e Stoudemire, Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, Boston's Rajon Rondo, Washington's John Wall, Atlanta's Jamal Crawford and Joe Johnson, Memphis' Rudy Gay, Houston's Jonny Flynn, the Clippers' Eric Bledsoe, Dallas' Caron Butler, Philadelphia's Lou Williams, Portland's Wesley Matthews, Golden State's Dorell Wright and free agent Eddy Curry.
ESPN also reported that the teams will be split based on those who endorse Nike and those who work with Nike's Jordan Brand division. Therefore, Wade, Paul and Anthony (Brand Jordan) would play against James, Durant and Bosh.
Comedian Kevin Hart is listed as a coach for Wade's team, while rapper Rick Ross will lead James' team.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.