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LeBron, Wade, ‘Melo to host four city “homecoming tour”

Nov 21, 2011, 9:39 AM EDT

LeBron James, Duane Wade, Carmelo Antho AP

And the charity games just keep on coming… and in this case getting bigger.

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony will headline a four-city homecoming tour with money raised from the games going to charity, reports the Associated Press. Other players will slide in and out of the tour, but those four will be at each stop. Chris Bosh also is expected to play in all the contests.

Games are scheduled for Dec. 1 in Akron, Ohio, Dec. 4 in New Orleans, Dec. 7 in Chicago and Dec. 10 contest in East Rutherford, N.J. All of the games will be streamed live by tour sponsor Google+. In each of the cities there will be food drives and basketball clinics for youth.

“It’ll be very neat,” Wade told The Associated Press. “First of all, this is something we talked about doing a long time ago as players. To have an opportunity to go to these different cities that we’re from, to bring basketball to them at a high level and also have a charitable component in each city and to be with the guys, it’ll be cool. It’s something we’re looking forward to.”

“We’re approaching it as basketball,” Wade said. “We’re not doing it so people don’t forget our names. We’re really doing this to continue to make an impact in the communities that we go to and also to show that we love this game, we’re going to continue to play it and that this is something we all decided to do together. So that’s what makes this special.”

If you want to know more about tickets and the rest, log on to the Web site for the tour.

  1. sshameless - Nov 21, 2011 at 11:37 AM

    These guys look like they are trying to look like gangsta thugs.

    • brooklynbulls - Nov 21, 2011 at 2:16 PM

      No, thats how they look to you. If anything they look crazy for matching

  2. sguy2130 - Nov 21, 2011 at 11:46 AM

    How cute, they match. Must have gotten those clothes from Wade’s ‘closet’.

  3. stoutfiles - Nov 21, 2011 at 12:42 PM

    Shut up Wade, you’re doing this for the PR which is worth it’s weight in gold. If you love basketball so much go find a street game.

    • deadeyedesign23 - Nov 21, 2011 at 1:02 PM

      So you’re ok with him playing basketball, just not basketball that benefits anyone.

  4. mgscott - Nov 21, 2011 at 1:36 PM

    They should dress up as clowns for the tour

  5. ddrew80 - Nov 21, 2011 at 2:08 PM

    I’m ready 4 real b-ball enough of the pick-up games. Melo I didn’t know u were from Jersey n CP3 was from New Orleans lol!

    • redstar504 - Nov 21, 2011 at 2:35 PM

      Speaking of New Orleans good luck going head to head with the New Orleans Saints on the December 4 date.

      Let’s see real NFL game with playoff implications on the one hand or a compleatly for nothing pick up game.

      That said since the Saints got flexed out to 7:30 If they put it early enough I would go but no shot if tip is close to kickoff. I love me some B-Ball but I pay way too much to waste a seat in the Superdome over a pick up game.

  6. barklikeadog - Nov 21, 2011 at 7:33 PM

    We had competitive basketball in Akron (Cleveland) before leBOOB embarrassed us on national tv. Good to give back to the kids tho.

  7. florida727 - Nov 22, 2011 at 9:44 AM

    You can criticize the players for how they’ve handled the labor negotiations, I have, but at least what they’re doing here will benefit charities in each city. If you want to criticize them for doing this, be sure to share your opinions with the charities that’ll be receiving checks. Chances are they won’t give a sh*t about your opinion.

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