In the wake of the NBA lockout, those players from the big league not hawking their wares in Europe or elsewhere overseas are looking to schedule alternative games. Though a big-name international tour appears to be stalling at present, this weekend will see quite an exhibition in the four-team “Las Vegas Superstar Challenge” headed up by former Beşiktaş signee Allen Iverson.
While the game apparently won’t be broadcast on television, an outfit called iLinkSports.com is offering folks worldwide a chance to see the games involving names like Kevin Durant, Paul Pierce, Amare Stoudemire and Andre Iguodala online. See below for the press release detailing the deal; in short, $4.99 (just over €3.50 by today’s exchange rate) before Friday will get you a pass to see the Vegas games.
(Press release) – iLinkSports.com will give NBA fans around the world a chance to see their favorite players compete in Allen Iverson’s “Las Vegas Superstar Challenge” for just $4.99. The high-quality web stream will show all three of the two-day tournament games live from Las Vegas on Nov. 12-13. Fans can pre-register for the stream’s early bird special now
on iLinkSports.com. The price will increase on Nov. 11.
“No where else can you see this caliber of professional basketball in one place for this price,” said Donald Toatley, president of the site. “This is a perfect example of how iLinkSports.com is keeping the global sports community connected, despite the current NBA lockout, giving everyone an opportunity to watch live professional basketball.” iLinkSports.com has streamed two NBA lockout games in Washington and is preparing for a game later this month in Iowa.
Viewers will be able to see some of the NBA’s best, including Allen Iverson, Amare Stoudemire (New York Knicks), Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder), Andre Iguodala (Philadelphia 76ers), Jamal Crawford (Atlanta Hawks), Lou Williams (Philadelphia 76ers), Rudy Gay (Memphis Grizzlies), Paul Pierce (Boston Celtics), Stephen Jackson (Golden State Warriors), Al Harrington (Denver Nuggets), C.J. Watson (Chicago Bulls), Monta Ellis (Golden State Warriors), Matt Barnes (Los Angeles Lakers), Dahntay Jones (Indiana Pacers), Kemba Walker (Charlotte Bobcats), James Harden (Oklahoma City Thunder), Hakim Warrick (Phoenix Suns), Tyreke Evans (Sacramento Kings), Kyle Lowry (Houston Rockets), Jason Thompson (Sacramento Kings), Marcus Morris (Houston Rockets), Kenneth Faried (Denver Nuggets), Jordan Hamilton (Denver Nuggets), Darius Morris (Los Angeles Lakers), Klay Thompson (Golden State Warriors), Kyrie Irving (Cleveland Cavaliers) and more. Additional names are being announced daily.