Saturday, June 16, 2012

Rodman, Pippen to visit Taiwan for Legends Game

Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen and Dennis Rodman of the Chicago Bulls in Chicago, 1997

Former Chicago Bulls championship team trio of Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman and Horace Grant will be among a dozen of former NBA players to visit Taiwan next month for an exhibition game.

The NBA Legends Game will match up the NBA veterans and a team of Taiwanese players. The game will be played on July 21 at Kaohsiung Dome in the southern port city of Kaohsiung, Taiwan’s second largest city.

Team roster of the NBA players (12): Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman, Horace Grant, Jason Williams, Mitch Richmond, Vernon Maxwell, Jeff Trepagnier, Devon Hardin, Cliff Robinson, Alexus Foyle, Chris Campbell, Charoy Bentley

Team roster of Taiwanese players (10): Chen Hsin-an, Tien Lei, Su Yi-chieh, Ho Shou-cheng, Mao Chia-en, Lu Cheng-ju, Doug Creighton, Tseng Wen-ting, Chen Shih-nian and basketball player-turned-entertainer Chen Chien-chou, aka The Blackman.

The head coach for Team Taiwan will be Hsu Chin-tse, who led Pure Youth to its first SBL title in history last month.