LeBron James, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade and Carmelo Anthony are going home -- and bringing friends with them.
With no end to the NBA lockout in sight, the All-Star group is set to lead a four-game "Homecoming Tour," starting with a matchup in James' hometown of Akron, Ohio on Dec. 1, followed by a Dec. 4 game in New Orleans, a Dec. 7 game in Chicago and culminating with a Dec. 10 contest in East Rutherford, N.J.
James, Paul, Wade and Anthony are committed to play in all four games of the tour, which was announced early Monday. Proceeds from the tour -- which will include events such as food drives, educational outreach programs and clinics in each city -- will benefit the four headlining players' charitable foundations, and tour sponsor Google Plus will stream each game live.
"It'll be very neat," Wade told The Associated Press. "First of all, this is something we talked about doing a long time ago as players. To have an opportunity to go to these different cities that we're from, ...