Members of the Warriors' "We Believe" squad will take on current Golden State players in an exhibition game Oct. 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the San Jose State Event Center.

Among the confirmed players is Jason Richardson -- one of the stars of the "We Believe" team that is now part of Warriors lore after upsetting top-seeded Dallas in the first round of the 2007 NBA playoffs. Matt Barnes, Kelenna Azubuike and Anthony Morrow are also confirmed. Barnes is recruiting Baron Davis, Stephen Jackson and Al Harrington for the "We Believe" squad.

Stephen Curry highlights the confirmations from the current Warriors roster. Dorell Wright, Jeremy Lin, Charlie Bell and rookie Jeremy Tyler are also confirmed to play for the 2011-12 Warriors, and Monta Ellis and David Lee are being recruited.

"It's the first chance to see the rookies and a chance to see the 'We Believe' team reunited," said Rasheed Malek, whose firm, AVE-HM Media, is handling the promotion of the game. "And it's the only basketball around here for months."

All proceeds from the event will benefit Kaiser Permanente Breast Cancer Research foundation and Barnes' Athletes vs. Cancer foundation. Tickets are expected to go on sale by the end of this week.

  • A federal mediator will attempt to accomplish what months of intense negotiations did not: labor peace in the NBA.

    George H. Cohen, the head of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, is scheduled to meet with league and union leaders next week, possibly as soon as Monday.


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    The mediation is nonbinding, and Cohen has no authority to push the sides toward an agreement. Cohen also met with leaders of the NFL and its players union during their lockout. His involvement had no discernible effect.

    On Monday, commissioner David Stern canceled the first two weeks of the regular season, which was scheduled to begin Nov. 1. The players have been locked out since July 1.

    The conflict is proceeding on two other fronts: with the National Labor Relations Board -- which is investigating charges from both sides -- and in federal court, where the NBA have filed a lawsuit.

  • Virtus Bologna owner said he secured sponsorship money and a TV network deal for "Kobe Night," according to an Italian newspaper. Claudio Sabatini is offering Kobe Bryant a one-game contract for $1 million or $2 million, depending on various reports in Italy. Sabatini had earlier offered the Los Angeles Lakers star a $3.2 million, 10-game deal to play during the lockout. Bryant couldn't be reached for comment. Bryant is owed $83.5 million over the final three years of his Lakers contract.

  • Oklahoma City's Thabo Sefolosha signed to play for Turkish club Fenerbahce. The deal included an exit clause that lets him return to the Thunder if the lockout ends.

    The Associated Press, MCT Information Services and Bloomberg News contributed to this report.