Seven NBA All-Stars and counting for Oklahoma City's exhibition

BY JOHN ROHDE Modified: October 16, 2011 at 9:13 pm •  Published: October 16, 2011
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Seven players from last year's NBA All-Star Game have committed to play in Kevin Durant's exhibition next Sunday at the Cox Convention Center, and the remaining list of participants figures to include several future All-Stars.

Former Oklahoma State standout Desmond Mason is the event's director of operations and is only releasing the names of players who are "100-percent committed" to playing.

As of Sunday night that list consisted of 2010-11 All-Stars Durant, Thunder teammate Russell Westbrook, former Oklahoma great Blake Griffin, LeBron James, Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony and Amar'e Stoudemire. Also committed are John Wall, Rudy Gay and Jeff Green.

Mason said the remaining roster is "a long list of guys, and nobody's under 90 percent (committed to playing), but I won't announce anybody until they're 100 percent."

Mason spoke Sunday to Durant, who said Thunder teammate James Harden also had committed to play, but Mason said he "just wants to hear it directly from Harden."

Tickets are priced at $29 for the upper section, $89 for the lower bowl and $199 for a limited number of courtside seats inside the Cox Center, which seats just shy of 14,000 for basketball.

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