Oct 12, 2011, 1:32 PM EDT
The NBA player charity game circuit is coming to America’s heartland.
Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant is making good on his promise to put on a charity exhibition game featuring his fellow NBA superstars. Details of the event are expected to be announced at a news conference Wednesday afternoon.
According to numerous sources with knowledge of the event, the game will pit two star-studded squads against each other, with one side being Durant’s team and the other being former Oklahoma star Blake Griffin‘s team. Miami Heat star LeBron James is one of several players who have been confirmed for the event. New Orleans guard Chris Paul and Heat guard Dwyane Wade also are expected to show.
These games are fun for those that get to attend, a nice bit of entertainment. Not much beyond that.
But good that OKC should get a taste of the action, not just the coasts. It’s the only basketball the Thunder fans are going to get to see for a while, it looks like.
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