Allen Iverson is here to save us from the NBA Lockout. I think deep down we all knew this would happen.
The former NBA MVP will host a tournament featuring a collection of NBA players in Las Vegas on Nov. 12-13. Iverson, Kevin Durant, Amar'e Stoudemire, Paul Pierce and expected to headline the "Las Vegas Superstar Challenge," which will feature four teams and be streamed online.
Earlier this week, Yahoo! Sports' Marc Spears reported that the four teams will each be selected by captains, including Iverson. The tournament-style element gives the event a new twist on the pro-am and charity games that have popped up around the country because of the lack of NBA schedule.
Of course, as @Jose3030 quipped, since it's Iverson in charge, practice will be optional. In fact, the game times on Nov. 12 will be coordinated to allow participants to attend the Manny Pacquiao-Juan Marquez, according to Spears.
Here's a full list of attendees from the press release:
Amare Stoudemire (New York Knicks), Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder), Pierce (Boston Celtics), Tyreke Evans (Sacramento Kings), Lou Williams (Philadelphia 76ers), Hakim Warrick (Phoenix Suns), Chauncey Billups (New York Knicks), Al Harrington (Denver Nuggets), Stephen Jackson (Golden State Warriors), Monta Ellis (Golden State Warriors), Corey Maggette (Charlotte Bobcats), Matt Barnes (Los Angeles Lakers), Tony Allen (Memphis Grizzlies), David Lee (Golden State Warriors), James Harden (Oklahoma City Thunder), Ryan Hollins (Cleveland Cavaliers), Kyrie Irving (Cleveland Cavaliers), Kemba Walker (Charlotte Bobcats), Derrick Williams (Minnesota Timberwolves), Marcus Morris (Houston Rockets).