Quantcast
Latest Stories

Nets center Brook Lopez to attend NBA 3X Philippines

By

Brook Lopez AFP PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines – Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez will grace the 2012 NBA 3X Philippines presented by Sprite slated on August 17-19 at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall and the SM by the Bay in Pasay City.

Apart from making appearances, the seven-foot center, who was recently re-signed by the Nets to a four-year $60 million maximum deal, will also interact with fans through basketball clinics and community events.

“I am very excited to visit the Philippines for this year’s NBA 3X presented by Sprite,” said Lopez, the 10th overall pick in the 2008 Draft. “I know some of the NBA’s most avid fans are in the Philippines and I look forward to bringing a taste of the league to their home country and seeing a great display of basketball talent.”

Lopez, whose squad beefed up big time with the addition of perennial All-star Joe Johnson to form their version of the Big Three with Deron Williams opting to stay, will be accompanied by the Charlotte Lady Cats dancers and the Orlando Magic mascot.

Other basketball events, highlighted by the Sprite Slam Dunk contest, are Sprite Skills Challenge and KFC Bucket 3-Point Shootout. NBA merchandise will also be given away.

Players from the local professional and college leagues, as well as local celebrities, will also attend the event.

The NBA 3X will also feature try-outs for the Sprite Uncontainable Game where two Philippine finalists will be selected to be part of the global pool led by Team USA stars LeBron James and Kobe Bryant. If picked by either James or Bryant to be part of their respective team, the finalists will get a trip to the 2013 NBA All Star Game.

For more information about NBA 3X Philippines 2012 presented by Sprite, log onto www.nba3X.com/Asia/Philippines. Fans can also get updates through twitter at www.twitter.com/NBA_Philippines and through Facebook at www.facebook.com/philsnba.


Follow Us

Follow us on Facebook Follow on Twitter Follow on Twitter


Recent Stories:

Complete stories on our Digital Edition newsstand for tablets, netbooks and mobile phones; 14-issue free trial. About to step out? Get breaking alerts on your mobile.phone. Text ON INQ BREAKING to 4467, for Globe, Smart and Sun subscribers in the Philippines.


Tags: Basketball , NBA , News , Sports



Copyright © 2014, .
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94
Advertisement

News

  • Scientists eye iceberg bigger than Guam
  • Drilon: I’m not on Napoles’ list
  • Sonar finds 1888 San Francisco shipwreck
  • Santiago: Enrile, Lacson, Reyes plotting massive psywar operation
  • Poe, Cayetano to colleagues: Shun formalities, let’s hear Napoles’ tell-all ASAP
  • Sports

  • Promoters Dela Hoya, Arum in talks for Pacquiao-Alvarez—report
  • Benzema guides Madrid to 1-0 win over Bayern
  • Suns’ Goran Dragic win NBA’s Most Improved Player award
  • Heat go up 2-0, hold off Bobcats 101-97
  • Ronaldo shakes off injury fears to play Bayern
  • Lifestyle

  • This woman ate what?
  • Photos explore dynamics of youths’ sexual identity
  • 12th Philippine Food Expo set at the World Trade Center
  • No tourist draw, Malang the croc will remain wild
  • The best flavors of summer in one bite, and more
  • Entertainment

  • What Garcia Marquez left behind
  • Has Ai Ai fallen deeply with ‘sireno?’
  • Sony developing live-action Barbie comedy
  • California court won’t review Jackson doctor case
  • Return of ‘Ibong Adarna’
  • Business

  • How ‘one percent’ economic elite was uncovered
  • Facebook profits triple as mobile soars
  • Insular Honors Sales Performers at Testimonial Rites
  • Apple increases stock buyback, will split stock
  • Cost-recovery provisions for affected gencos urged
  • Technology

  • Enrile in Masters of the Universe, Lord of the Rings?
  • Top Traits of Digital Marketers
  • No truth to viral no-visa ‘chronicles’
  • ‘Unlimited’ Internet promos not really limitless; lawmakers call for probe
  • Viber releases new design for iPhone, comes to Blackberry 10 for the first time
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 24, 2014
  • Talking to Janet
  • Respite
  • Bucket list
  • JPII in 1981: walking a tightrope
  • Global Nation

  • Embassy advisory: Filipinos still need visas to enter US
  • No travel restriction to Mideast, DFA clarifies
  • PH-HK relations repaired, but families of victims still being courted
  • Filipinos in Middle East urged to get clearance before returning
  • PH seeks ‘clearer assurance’ from US
  • Marketplace