On Saturday, March 1, NBA star LeBron James and his teammates from the Cleveland Cavaliers will be hosting a volleyball tournament in Las Vegas.
James, the first NBA player to win a gold medal in the sport at the London Olympics, will be the face of the event, as he and his team will take on a team from the Hoa Hoa.
The Hoa has been a regular fixture in the U.S. volleyball scene, hosting a series of tournaments in 2017, including this year’s Hoa Cup.
Hoa Hoas volleyball coach and head coach, Paul Pfeiffer, said that James and the Cavaliers were the perfect choice to bring the tournament to Vegas.
Pfeffers Hoa was founded by former Hoas player and current Cleveland Cavaliers assistant, Paul Poissant, and was a top-tier national team volleyball tournament.
The event will be an opportunity for the players to compete with a new and experienced coach in Pfeffer, who was a coach for the US women’s team during the 2016 Rio Olympics.
The Hoa will host two games on the opening weekend of the tournament, March 7 and 8.
They will face off against the defending champions of the 2016 U.N. World Cup of Volleyball, the Uprising, and the team that won the 2016 WTA Women’s Championships, the team led by American volleyball legend Lauren Taylor.
The tournament will also feature two matches against teams from around the world.
Pfeiffers Hoas first volleyball match will take place at the Rose Bowl on February 26, when the Cavaliers face the Uprise and the Upright Citizens Brigade, a team that was coached by Pfeifey himself in the WTA.
The second game will be held on March 2, when Pfefffers Hoans opponents, the Hoas, will face the Warriors.
It will be exciting to see how well this event plays out, and I’m sure they will be ready for this new challenge, Pfeeffers Hoan said.
In addition to James, other notable players on the Hoos are Australian international and former WTA champion, Kristin Walsh, and former U.K. international, Katie Ledecky.
“There are a lot of great women in the world and I know that it will be a great challenge for our teams,” Pfefeffer said.
“It’s a big opportunity for our women to compete in the biggest events.”
The tournament will be broadcast live on ESPN, with ESPN analyst Stephanie Pippen joining the show as an analyst.