LeBron James, four-time NBA Most Valuable Player will be leading the Cleveland Cavaliers as they play against the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center in the presence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and his pregnant wife Kate.
The royal couple’s attendance of their first NBA game is part of a new partnership announced on Sunday between the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the Royal Foundation, a project linking the league’s NBA Cares program with the foundation’s United for Wildlife and Coach Core programs, Yahoo News report.
As reported by Yahoo News “This project will also unite NBA players and England’s royalty to stress global wildlife conservation, develop a new generation of conservation leaders and boost the sport of basketball.
New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony will take part in a Coach Core graduation event to develop new basketball coaches when his team visits London to play the Milwaukee Bucks on January 14 in a regular-season matchup.
United for Wildlife efforts, led by Prince William, will receive a boost from NBA stars as Spanish Olympian Serge Ibaka of the Oklahoma City Thunder, retired African NBA legend Dikembe Mutombo and two-time NBA All-Star Al Horford of Atlanta.
They join a lineup of conversation boosters that includes English football icon David Beckham, Scottish tennis star Andy Murray, Formula One star Lewis Hamilton and retired Chinese NBA star Yao Ming.”
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