Google+ Brings NBA to Fans: Sponsors LeBron, Wade, Melo and Paul

As a sponsor of the NBA "Homecoming Tour" starring LeBron James, Chris Paul, Dwayne Wade and Carmelo Anthony, Google+ will stream each game of the exhibition tour live.

"Fans can watch all four games on Google+," The Google+ Homecoming Tour page states. "...and may even get the chance to Hangout with one of their favorite players on Google+."

Between Dec. 1 and Dec. 10, NBA fans on Google+ can watch the four basketball stars lead a four-game tour to each of their respective hometowns: Akron, New Orleans, Chicago and New York. Ticket sale proceeds will go to each player's charitable foundation.

"It'll be very neat," Wade told The Associated Press. "First of all, this is something we talked about doing a long time ago as players. To have an opportunity to go to these different cities that we're from, to bring basketball to them at a high level and also have a charitable component in each city and to be with the guys, it'll be cool. It's something we're looking forward to."

NBA players have been playing in these pickup games all summer because of the lockout. Now in its 21st week, the lockout has resulted in the cancellation of 300+ games. which is now in its 21st week.

For users who want to see the action in person, tickets for the first three games go on sale starting Tuesday, Nov. 22 at 10am.

Previously, Google+ has hosted hangouts for the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu's Peace Lecture, in addition to one for


Game Schedule:

December 1 - The University of Akron - Akron, OH
December 4 - The University of New Orleans - New Orleans, LA
December 7 - The University of Illinois-Chicago - Chicago, IL
December 10 - Izod Center – East Rutherford, NJ