Kobe Bryant Signed On to Lead NBA Stars Around the World

A myriad of NBA stars are finalizing a two-week, six-game, three-continent basketball tour with stops in Puerto Rico, London, Macau and Australia. Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant will be one of the likely 16 players that will participate in this massive world tour.

ESPN: “In a trip that could resemble Team USA’s takeover of the world stage at the 2008 Beijing Games, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Derrick Rose, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Amare Stoudemire, Chris Bosh, Rajon Rondo, Blake Griffin, Russell Westbrook, Carlos Boozer, Paul Pierce and Kevin Love are among the players expected to participate. Kevin Durant and Kevin Garnett, among a few others, are also contemplating joining the tour.”

Atlanta business man Calvin Darden has been planning the tour for over three months, and has received signed contracts from six NBA players including Kobe Bryant. As for the other NBA athletes mentioned above, Darden hopes to finalize their deal over the next few days.

The games are scheduled for Oct. 30 through Nov. 9, and the arenas where the matches will be hosted can contain at least 15,000 fans. Darden hopes that these ‘all-star’ matches can be shown in American networks.

 

 

You May Also Like

How the Lakers Can Find Consistency, Performace from their Bench

After scoring a season high 48 points in a 106-73 victory over…

Lakers Vs. Magic Preview: Lakers Begin Four-Game Home Stand

After giving the Trail Blazers all they could handle in Portland, the…

Lakers News: Agent Jeff Schwartz Says DeMarcus Cousins ‘Has Not Ruled Out’ Signing During NBA Transaction Window

DeMarcus Cousins has spent a majority of the 2019-20 season rehabbing a torn ACL as a member of the Los…

George Karl Admits Kings Had Trade Talks With Lakers Involving DeMarcus Cousins

Last year, the Los Angeles Lakers were linked to star center DeMarcus Cousins of the Sacramento Kings on more than one occasion…