LeBron, Wade, ‘Melo, CP3 to Headline Four-City ‘Homecoming Tour’

by November 21, 2011
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Buddies LeBron, DWade, Carmelo and Chris Paul will take part in something being called a “Homecoming Tour“, which is a collection of charity exhibition games taking place in each superstar’s city of choice. You’ll be able to watch the games online, via Google Plus. From the AP: “With no end to the NBA lockout in sight, the All-Star group is set to lead a four-game ‘Homecoming Tour,’ starting with a matchup in James’ hometown of Akron, Ohio on Dec. 1, followed by a Dec. 4 game in New Orleans, a Dec. 7 game in Chicago and culminating with a Dec. 10 contest in East Rutherford, N.J. James, Paul, Wade and Anthony are committed to play in all four games. Proceeds from the tour — which will include events such as food drives, educational outreach programs and clinics in each city — will benefit the four headlining players’ charitable foundations, and tour sponsor Google Plus will stream each game live. ‘It’ll be very neat,’ Wade told The Associated Press. ‘First of all, this is something we talked about doing a long time ago as players. To have an opportunity to go to these different cities that we’re from, to bring basketball to them at a high level and also have a charitable component in each city and to be with the guys, it’ll be cool. It’s something we’re looking forward to.’ Tickets for the first three games go on sale Tuesday. Tickets for the East Rutherford game will be on sale Wednesday. The rosters for the four games will likely change considerably in each city. James will play a significant role in organizing the Akron game, as will Paul in New Orleans, Wade in Chicago and Anthony at East Rutherford.”