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LeBron James among NBA stars set to play in Baltimore Tuesday

LeBron James

is poised to take his talents to Baltimore.

Amid the recent flurry of face-offs between leading pro-am leagues during the

NBA lockout

, the

Miami Heat

forward has said he will join a group of

NBA

stars that Tuesday will represent the Baltimore-based Melo League and take on

Oklahoma City Thunder

forward

Kevin Durant

and a group of stars from the Washington-based Goodman League.

"I'm in," he told the Associated Press on Sunday.

The game, scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday at

Morgan State University

's Hill Field House, follows an Aug. 8 game at St. Frances that featured Durant and fellow NBA players

Brandon Jennings

and

Josh Selby

(Lake Clifton). Tuesday's game was moved to Morgan from St. Frances to accommodate a larger crowd.

James is scheduled to play alongside

New York Knicks

forward

Carmelo Anthony

,

New Orleans Hornets

guard

Chris Paul

and

Los Angeles Clippers

guard

Eric Bledsoe

, with the Goodman League team to feature Durant,

Boston Celtics

forward

Jeff Green

and

Sacramento Kings

center

DeMarcus Cousins

, among others.

"With the lockout, it was a very good idea for us to do this, because a lot of NBA players are looking to play basketball," Kurk Lee, head of the Melo League and a former Towson State star, told

The Washington Post

. "They can't be on practice facilities. They are looking to play summer-league ball."

It's very good for kids and sports fans in Baltimore, too, St. Frances athletic director Nick Myles told The Baltimore Sun.

"It's tremendous for them to have the chance to see players of this caliber come and compete," Myles said.

Tickets for the game, which was scheduled for Sunday but postponed because of

Hurricane Irene

, can be purchased at St. Frances, Lee told The Post. Doors open at 6 p.m. at Morgan State. General-admission tickets cost $40, while floor seats are $100.

There are no television or webcast plans currently in place.

Baltimore Sun reporter Steve Gould contributed to this article.

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