Pro ballers coming to Palestra

The chances of seeing pro basketball around the country any time soon appears to be a slim possibility. But if you're looking whet your pro basketball appetite, the Palestra will be the place to be on Sunday, September 25.

Tonight, organizer Rahim Thompson told me that Team Melo, headed by Carmelo Anthony, will feature LeBron James, Chris Paul and Kevin Durant, among others.

Sixers guard Lou Williams will play for the "Philly Team," which will also include Hakim Warrick, Jason Thompson, brothers Markieff and Marcus Morris and Wayne Ellington. The game will begin at 6 p.m. Tickets will go on sale online on Tuesday at a site that Rahim Thompson will announce on his Twitter account, @RTChosenLeague. Tickets are $50 and $35 and can also be purchased at the Palestra box office on Wednesday.

"The Eagles will be having their home-opener that day so it's going to be a great sports day for Philadelphia," said Rahim Thompson.