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According to The Philippine Star, Los Angeles Lakers’ superstar Kobe Bryant and New Orleans Hornets’ star playmaker Chris Paul will lead a group of NBA players who will parade their wares in Manila for a series of exhibition games on July 23 and 24 at the Araneta Coliseum:

The Los Angeles Lakers star, who played eight minutes with the UAAP All-Stars against Smart Gilas in a Nike event at the Big Dome Wednesday, will be back serving as player-coach of an eight-man NBA selection including Paul, Tyreke Evans of the Sacramento Kings, James Harden of the Oklahoma Thunder, DeAndre Jordan of the Los Angeles Clippers and Derrick Williams of the Minnesota Timberwolves.

“It could be one more MVP and one more Rookie of the Year,” said Reyes, hinting they might also get the nod of reigning MVP Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls and two-time scoring champion Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma Thunder.

Reports say that the news about the potential coming of the NBA stars came out as early as last week, an idea that popped up thanks to the current NBA lockout.