Basketball fans looking to catch some NBA action this fall should start searching for flights to Las Vegas. That’s because Sin City will soon be hosting a “Lockout League,” made up completely of NBA players.
Nearly 40 NBA superstars have already committed to playing in the league, including Chauncey Billups, John Wall, Zach Randolph, and Stephen Jackson. Organizers expect even more players to join in shortly.
The games will be played at Impact Basketball gymnasium, located roughly two miles from the Strip.
Each game will be open to the paying public, with about 500 tickets offered for each exhibition. All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to charity.
The league is slated to run for two weeks initially from September 12 to September 23. However, it is likely that play could be extended if the NBA lockout is not resolved quickly. Organizers say they hope to host leagues in October, November, and even December if an agreement is not reached by then.
Source: New York Times