NBA All-Stars to Play Exhibition Games in Australia Next?
Following the success (and profitability) of the showcase in the Philippines, several NBA All-Stars may take their talents Down Under next. From the Herald Sun: “Some of the NBA’s biggest names could be headed to Australia under a plan to take advantage of the likely NBA season lockout. NBA players – including Kevin Durant, Chris Paul, Derrick Rose and Pau Gasol – are among an All-Star team that is willing to play a tour of Australia. It’s understood the plan includes three All-Star matches at Rod Laver Arena later this year. At least two sponsors have committed to back the tour and insurance issues – tipped to cost more than $1 million for the star-laden team.”