Plan for Wade, James to play FIU game completed



MIAMI (AP) — After several days of finalizing details, the plan for a charity game featuring Miami Heat stars LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh at Florida International next weekend is now set.

The game will take place Oct. 8. Proceeds will go toward Mary’s Court Foundation, which was established in honor of Mary Thomas, the late mother of FIU coach and Basketball Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas.

Thomas says he was “overwhelmed” by that gesture.

Several other NBA stars including Carmelo Anthony, Amare Stoudemire, Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook are expected to play. Wade used his Twitter feed to describe the game Friday as the “D-Wade vs. King James” game, and plans do call for those Heat stars to be on opposite teams.