The NBA Lockout is something being taken very serious and has caused conflict with the attendee’s of Chris Bosh’s wedding and Michael Jordan’s charity golf tournament. On top of no summer league or Team USA this summer, the NBA Lockout has hit the face of Miami and is effecting Zo’s Summer Groove activities.
According to the Sun Sentinel, The event, which begins Wednesday and runs through Sunday, will continue despite the NBA being in the middle of the lockout. Under lockout rules, active players are banned from contacting anyone associated with a team front office or coaching staff.
Former Heat center Alonzo Mourning is now the team’s vice president of player programs.
So instead of the likes of Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh, the events will consist mostly of coaches, former NBA players and even NFL stars. The lineup includes Heat coach Erik Spoelstra, former Heat guard Eddie Jones, NFL Hall of Famer Bruce Smith and New York Jets defensive end Jason Taylor.
Despite the Lockout keeping active players away from this weekend’s festivities, Zo Summer Groove will still have many events including the comedy show with DL Hughley and Carlos Mendiza , concert at the HardRock Casino headlining Alicia Keys and Cee Lo Green, and a free family day at the Stadium.
Unfortunately though, there will be no basketball game this year. *tear drop