Time is running out on finalizing an agreement between the NBA World Tour promoters and Puerto Rico, the first stop in the tour. Games are set to begin later this week with 18 signed player agreements still pending, according to reports from Yahoo! Sports.
The tour is set to begin on Saturday night in San Juan Arena with the likes of Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Kevin Garnett, Carmelo Anthony, Rajon Rondo and many other NBA notables taking center stage in the global basketball scene. This is the largest of the tournaments that have surfaced in wake of the continuing NBA lockout.
All requirements must be met by Monday, according to reports, to keep from jeopardizing the first game in Puerto Rico. Sources say Puerto Rican officials are eager to sell tickets but cannot begin until the deal has been finalized. Other stops in the tour include London, Macau and Melbourne. The tour is not only lucrative for the international locations hosting the games; participating NBA stars stand to earn anywhere between six-figures and $1 million for their two-week commitment to participate in the World Tour.