Jason Williams to grace NBA 3x3 return in PH | Inquirer Sports

Jason Williams to grace NBA 3×3 return in PH

/ 06:24 PM March 14, 2023

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FILE – Jason Williams #55 of the Miami Heat goes up for a shot in front of Jason Terry #31 of the Dallas Mavericks in the third quarter of game one of the 2006 NBA Finals on June 8, 2006 at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

MANILA, Philippines—NBA legend Jason Williams headlines the return of NBA 3×3 in the Philippines set from March 25 to 26 at Mall of Asia Music Hall in Pasay.

The event will be held here for the first time since 2019 due to the pandemic.

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“I’m excited to visit the Philippines and experience firsthand the passion that Filipinos have for basketball,” the 47-year-old Williams said.

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“Through NBA 3X, I look forward to sharing my knowledge and experiences with the participants as they compete for the tournament’s top honors.”

It won’t be Williams’ first time in the country after he and other former NBA standouts led by six-time champion Scottie Pippen put on a show for Filipino fans in an exhibition game against PBA greats back in 2012.

During his heyday, Williams was one of the most electrifying players in the NBA.

The 6-foot-1 point guard was the seventh overall pick by the Sacramento Kings in the 1998 draft and won a championship as a vital part of the Miami Heat in 2006. He also had stints with the Memphis Grizzlies and the Orlando Magic.

This year’s 3×3 features an under-19 and open division for boys and girls and a category.

A preliminary stage will be held at PICC Forum Tent on Sunday to determine the competitors for next week’s event.

More details will be announced on NBA Philippines’ Facebook.

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