Team Philly vs Team Melo Game to Feature LeBron, CP3, Durant

by September 13, 2011

by Marcel Mutoni@marcel_mutoni

Looks like Hakim Warrick’s dream came true after all.

The star-studded game he wanted to organize a few weeks back appears to have become reality.

LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony are all expected to take part in the exhibition later this month, reports the Philly Inquirer:

A game between “Team Philly” and “Team Melo” is scheduled for Sept. 25 at 6 p.m. at The Palestra. The game already included all-NBA rosters for both sides, plus Carmelo Anthony, plus 76ers combo guard Lou Williams, plus a bunch of solid NBA names. Now it includes LeBron James, Chris Paul, and Kevin Durant — four of basketball’s biggest names (including Anthony) will be playing in Philly in two weeks.

Tickets for the game will go on sale tomorrow (Tuesday) at 9 a.m. at the Palestra box office, at participating VILLA locations throughout Philly, or online at Prices are currently set between $30 and $50. The game will be broadcast on the web on The Basketball Channel.

Until the lockout ends, and real NBA action resumes, these exhibition games are the best alternative we have going.

And judging by the highlights we’ve seen so far this summer, that’s not such a terrible option. For now, anyway.