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NBA: OKC player to grace 3X Philippines

The National Basketball Association announced the other day that Steven Adams of the Oklahoma City, former NBA coach Reggie Theus, and the Laker Girls will grace NBA 3X Philippines presented by AXA from July 22-23 at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall.

The event features a 3-on-3 tournament featuring men’s and women’s teams of all skill levels as well as NBA entertainment throughout the weekend.

The 2017 edition of NBA 3X Philippines will begin with a preliminary tournament on July 15-16 at Don Bosco Technical Institute Makati that will determine the participants in the finals at the SM Mall of Asia.

Additionally, the league will conduct an NBA Cares clinic for 10-14-year-old boys and girls at the indoor court of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines College of Engineering on July 19.

“I’m looking forward to meeting the Filipino fans and experiencing the country’s vibrant culture,” said Adams. “I’m also excited to work with the talented athletes from across the Philippines at NBA 3X.”

“This will be my first trip to the Philippines, and I can’t wait to seethe passion Filipinos have for the game of basketball,” said Theus.

“With the inclusion of 3-on-3 basketball in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, NBA 3X isa testament to the growth and popularity of the game internationally.”

Registration for NBA 3X Philippines 2017 begins today on a first-come first-serve basis at www.nba3x.com/philippines and runs until July 14 or until all slots are full.

“We are excited to partner with NBA 3X Philippines and see this as a platform to elevate 3-on-3 basketball in the country,” said Raul Hora, President and CEO of AXA Philippines. “In the same way that we assist clients in making sound financial decisions, we look forward to seeing boys and girls of all ages showcase their skills, exhibit teamwork, and execute their gameplan to win on and off the court. With Steven, Reggie, and the Laker Girls in attendance, this event is a great opportunity to provide the NBA experience to fans.”