Last week, we heard about NBA superstars heading overseas for a world tour, but rumor had it, Magic Center Dwight Howard was a bit sick of traveling after everything he did with Adidas this summer and would be skipping the tour.
Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard, Dwyane Wade and Kevin Durant will headline the roster of 18 all-star players, sources said.
The remaining 14 players will be announced Wednesday. LeBron James, Chris Bosh, Amare Stoudemire, Blake Griffin, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Carlos Boozer, Tyson Chandler, Steve Nash, Kevin Love, Rajon Rondo and Chris Kaman are among the candidates.
Two rumored participants who definitely won’t be making the trips overseas are reigning NBA MVP Derrick Rose and Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook.
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