Year-Round News & Updates on the Minnesota Timberwolves
NBA players are trekking overseas--travelling to four different continents to play in the World All-Star Classic--as it's being called.
The tour starts Sunday in Puerto Rico. There have been a number of different players who were going to be involved but have decided to drop out.
The full list currently is: Amar'e Stoudemire, Blake Griffin, Carlos Boozer, Chris Kaman, Chris Bosh, Dwight Howard, Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Rajon Rondo, Tyson Chandler & Kevin Love.
Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant & Dwayne Wade will not participate in Sunday's game in Puerto Rico, but will likely join them at their next stop.
All-Stars LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony & Chis Paul have decided no to take part in the tour and Kevin Durant is still 'wavering' on whether he'll play in any of it at all. LeBron, Melo & Paul have said that they want to take advantage of the lockout and spend more time with their families. Chris Paul, who is a member of the player's union's executive committee and he wants to be available for any labor meetings that take place with the owners.
From the beginning Derrick Rose & Russell Westbrook decided not to be involved. The reigning MVP Rose stated that, "The schedule was just too tough."
Another early candidate--Steve Nash won't be invovled in the tour either.
The tour's other stops include: London, Macau & Melbourne Austrailia. Portions of the proceeds from the tour will be donated to various charities on behalf of the players and the event.
That's all for now, thanks for reading and remember to check back daily for all your Timberwolves news, information & updates all year round. GO WOLVES!
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