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Kobe Bryant officially set for World All-Star Classic

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For once, an overseas venture involving Kobe Bryant hasn't fallen apart.

Oh it has in other areas. LeBron James, Derrick Rose, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul backed out of playing in the World All-Star Classic, beginning Sunday in Puerto Rico. But as far as the Black Mamba. A press release from event promoters say he's in, along with Amar’e Stoudemire, Blake Griffin, Carlos Boozer, Chris Kaman, Chris Bosh, Dwight Howard, Dwyane Wade, Kevin Durant, Kevin Garnett, Kevin Love, Paul Pierce, Rajon Rondo, and Tyson Chandler.

This event sparks more questions beyond when tickets go on sale (Thursday), tip-off time (7 p.m.), the teams (unnamed team captains will pick teams and the roster will be announced shortly before the game) and where the funds go (various charities on behalf of both the players and event). Reports out of New York indicate both the NBA owners and players union have made decent enough progress to keep negotiating Wednesday night. Should both sides reach a deal by this weekend, that could compromise the world tour's schedule, including stops in London, Macau and Australia through Nov. 10. 

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--Mark Medina

E-mail the Lakers blog at mgmedin@gmail.com

Photo:  Kobe Bryant goes up for a reverse dunk during an exhibition game against Filipino players in Quezon City on July 23. Credit: Dennis M. Sabangan / EPA

 
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