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NBA players taking exhibition to Baylor?

Now we know NBA players are getting really bored -- they're taking their talents to -- Waco?

No offense, Waco, of course.

Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant, who made one trip to Baylor during his lone season with the Texas Longhorns is returning with his pals LaMarcus Aldridge, Josh Howard, John Wall, Jason Terry, Tracy McGrady and others for what's being called the Celebrity All-Star Basketball Game, according to a release sent out by the Baylor Bears basketball media relations office.

The game is scheduled for Dec. 1 at the Ferrell Center, the home of the Big 12's Bears, who sent Ekpe Udoh to the NBA last season as a top-six pick (he's not on the list of players expected to participate) and this season boast future first-round pick in sophomore Perry Jones III.

The release was distributed on the same day the NBPA walked away from the owners' latest proposal, leaving the state of the 2011-12 season in limbo.

The participants are mostly the same that were in Dallas on Saturday night for a game organized by Howard.

Tickets, which can be purchased for as low as $14 each, are available at the Baylor athletic ticket office.

Proceeds from the game will be donated to the Texas Sports Hall of Fame and to Coach Carter’s Impact Academy.

For more information call 713-397-9618.