Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The Ultimate All-Star Weekend: The Smart (NBA) All-Stars Tour of Manila

Its official! A National Basketball Association (NBA) selection will tour the Philippines on July 23-24, 2011.

As expected, when the NBA lockout happened, NBA stars are available for basketball tours and the rumored Manila tour is now a reality. They will play against the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) All-Stars, an expected one-sided showdown between two of the oldest professional basketball leagues in the world on July 23, and the following day (July 24), the Smart-sponsored NBA stars will face the Asian Championship-bound Smart Gilas Pilipinas (Philippine national team).

There is a chance that the NBA selection will use a different name such as the one reported "US Super Selection" simply because of the NBA lockout [the players cannot use anything associated with the NBA].

Anyway, its gonna be a one-sided event but we don't get to see the likes of reigning MVP Derrick Rose, Chris Paul, Kevin Durant, Derrick Fisher, and the one who was earlier scheduled to tour Manila (Kobe Bryant) showing their skills in front of Filipino fans everyday. I love to see all those NBA wannabes in the PBA getting owned by NBA players. Perhaps a wake up call for everyone that fielding midget forwards/centers and stupid height restrictions in the PBA are ancient practices that need to be replaced.

Smart All-Stars (NBA Selections):
  • Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers) playing coach for NBA Selections
  • Chris Paul (New Orleans Hornets)
  • Tyreke Evans (Sacramento Kings)
  • James Harden (Oklahoma City Thunders)
  • Derrick Williams (Minnesota Timberwolves) 2011 No. 2 Draft Pick
  • Derek Fisher (Los Angeles Lakers)
  • Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunders) reigning NBA scoring champion
  • Derrick Rose (Chicago Bulls) reigning NBA Most Valuable Player
  • Javale McGee (Washington Wizards)

Smart Gilas Pilipinas (Philippine national team):
  • Marcus Douthit
  • JV Casio
  • Chris Tiu
  • Andy Mark Barroca
  • Mac Baracael
  • Chris Lutz
  • Marcio Lassiter
  • Dylan Ababou
  • Jason Ballesteros
  • Japeth Aguilar (Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters)
  • Paulasi Taulava (Meralco Bolts)
  • Dondon Hontiveros (Air21 Express)
  • Jimmy Alapag (Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters)
  • Kelly Williams (Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters)
  • Ranidel de Ocampo (Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters)

PBA All-Stars:
  • James Yap (BMeg Llamados)
  • Marc Pingris (BMeg Llamados)
  • Mark Caguioa (Barangay Ginebra Kings)
  • JC Intal (Barangay Ginebra Kings)
  • Arwin Santos (Petron Blaze Boosters)
  • Rabeh Al-Hussaini (Petron Blaze Boosters)
  • Alex Cabagnot (Petron Blaze Boosters)
  • Jason Castro (Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters)
  • Ryan Reyes (Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters)
  • Larry Fonacier (Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters)
  • Sonny Thoss (Alaska Aces)
  • L.A. Tenorio (Alaska Aces)
  • Solomon Mercado (Meralco Bolts)
  • Gary David (Powerade Tigers)
  • Gabe Norwood (Rain or Shine Painters)
  • Danny Seigle (Air21 Express)

SMART ULTIMATE ALL STAR WEEKEND TICKETS (Metro Manila residents only): Patron P5500, Lower Box P3800, Upper A 1500, Upper B 800, GA 350. Kobe Bryant, Chris Paul,Tyreke Evans, Deandre Jordan, James Harden, Derrick Williams + 2 more @ the Araneta Coliseum on July 23-24. Buy your tickets now! 911-5555! (via Patricia Hizon / Coach Chot)

Photo Courtesy of  InterAKTV

July 23 - PBA selection v NBA selection (Araneta Coliseum, Quezon CIty, Metro Manila, Philippines) 

The Scores:

SMART (NBA) ALL STARS 131 - McGee 25, Durant 22, Williams 19, Evans 17, Harden 16, Bryant 12, Paul 11, Rose 9, Fisher 0.

PBA ALL-STARS 105 - Santos 25, Cabagnot 9, Pingris 9, Al-Hussaini 8, Mercado 8, David 8, Norwood 7, Reyes 6, Thoss 4, Castro 4, Caguioa 4, Seigle 4, Intal 4, Fonacier 3, Tenorio 2, Yap 0.

Quarters: 30-26, 66-50, 107-78, 131-105

[Video Highlights] [Game Replay]

July 24- Gilas Pilipinas v NBA selection (Araneta Coliseum, Quezon CIty, Metro Manila, Philippines)

The Scores:

SMART ALL-STARS 98 - Bryant 17, McGee 16, Durant 16, Harden 15, Evans 9, Williams 8, Rose 6, Paul 6, Fisher 5.

- Casio 16, Douthit 14, Lutz 12, Hontiveros 11, Lassiter 9, Tiu 8, Aguilar 6, Williams 4, Ababou 4, Alapag 3, Baracael 2, Ballesteros 0, Barroca 0, Taulava 0.

Quarters: 28-16; 55-37; 79-60; 98-89

[Video Highlights - Q1, Q2, Second Half] [Game Replay]

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  1. ano'ng channel ang magcocover taz what time?

  2. wat tym po xa mppnuod?nd wat channel?tnx!

  3. Hope this link help:

    I'm still searching for a livestream link where non-Philippine residents can watch the games... I'll add the link once I found one..

  4. chnl 13 on aktv,,mya nyan 7:pm live covrge..& tom delayed ovrge 5:30 pm..


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