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Players Eyeing Charity Game

Locked-out NBA players are reportedly in discussions about holding a charity exhibition game to be played in Canada next month.

Prominent player agent David Falk -- who represents Michael Jordan and players' association president Patrick Ewing -- has approached officials in Hamilton, Ontario, about holding the game, Copps Colisuem CEO Gabe Macaluso told the Toronto Sun.

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"I believe they are very (eager) to stage a game," Macaluso said Thursday. "Falk said that the game would feature what he called an all-star format and wouldn't be a money-making venture for the players, but would go to charity."

Falk did not immediately return a phone call. Players' union director Billy Hunter said Wednesday that a Dream Team I vs. Dream Team II game was being discussed for Dec. 12.

Hunter has earlier said that the Showtime cable network has expressed interest in televising the game. Showtime has refused to comment on the issue.

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