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Top 5 NBA Stars Playing in Boomers vs Team USA

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NBA's biggest stars are coming to Australia as The Boomers takes on Team USA in 2 blockbuster matches to take place at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne on the 22nd and 24th of August 2019.

Executive Chairman of the NBL, Larry Kestelman said the two-game series would be the "biggest basketball event ever held in Australia."

The last time the Boomers and Team USA matched up, was the 2016 Rio Olympics, with Team USA winning 98-88 in a closely fought contest.

With the games taking place just 1 week prior to the 2019 FIBA World Cup in China that commences on August 31, Team USA and Australia are set to field the strongest available line-ups in their final tune-up before the tournament.

And with a record 10 Australians currently playing for NBA teams, the matchup is going to be chock-full of NBA stars and the best of the best of international basketball. This is one event that Aussie basketball fans will not want to miss! (Get Tickets Here)

Here are the top 5 NBA stars likely to be playing in the Boomers vs Team USA blockbuster:

1. Lebron James

Arguably the greatest NBA player of all time and the biggest name in basketball since Michael Jordan, Lebron James is a living legend of the sport. He is the all-time NBA playoffs scoring leader and has 2 Olympic gold medals, 4 NBA Most Valuable Player Awards and made it to the NBA Finals 8 consecutive years among many other accolades and accomplishments. Lebron made an estimated $86 million last year, and is well on his way to becoming the second billionaire basketball player since Michael Jordan. It's good to be king.

2. Steph Curry

Steph Curry plays for the Golden State Warriors and has been called by many the greatest shooter in NBA history, holding the record for most 3-pointers in a single season (402). In 2016 he became the first player in NBA history to be elected MVP by a unanimous vote and to lead the league in scoring while shooting above 50–40–90.

The two-time MVP signed the NBA's first $200 million contract last summer. The five-year deal guarantees $201 million from the Warriors. Not content with his achievements on the basketball court, Steph started a production company, Unaimous Media, to produce film and television projects with a focus on family, faith, and sports themes.

3. Ben Simmons

Ben Simmons was born and raised in Melbourne and arguably the sport's hottest rising star, not only rubbing shoulders with NBA greats, but also hip-hop stars Drake and Meek Mill. Oh and he's dating Kendal Jenner. Simmons currently players for the Philadelphia 76ers and was named 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year to back up his star status with plenty of talent and skill. Simmons is Australia's first legitimate basketball superstar, and will be the face of the sport back home for the next decade.

4. James Harden

James Harden is a 6 time NBA All-Star earning All-NBA Team honors five times and is regarded by one of the best shooters and overall players in NBA. Harden was awarded the 2018 Most Valuable Player and is also one of the highest paid players, resigning with the Houston Rockets in a deal that is worth $169 million over 4 years.

5. Patty Mills

Patty Mills has been Australia’s most consistent performer in the NBA over the last five seasons, helping the San Antonio Spurs to the 2014 Championship. He recently resigned with the Spurs for $50 million over 4 years.

Mills is also a regular member of The Boomers, becoming only the third indigenous basketball player to play for Australia and in 2012 he averaged a tournament-leading 21.2 points per game during the London Olympics. Expect him to play a key role when The boomers take on Team USA.

There will be plenty more stars playing when the Boomers take on Team USA in Melbourne next year including the likes of Andrew Bogut, Dante Exum and Matthew Dellavedova amongst other superstar Boomers and “Aussie” Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant, and Anthony Davis all potentially representing Team USA.

This is one event that basketball and sporting fans will not want to miss! Get Tickets here.