NBA legend Dikembe Mutombo witness selection of Jr. NBA PH All-Stars

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Youth players from the Regional Selection Camp in Metro Manila shined the brightest among 72 boys and girls in the National Training Camp of Jr. NBA Philippines 2017 presented by Alaska held at the Don Bosco Technical Institute May 12-13 and at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall on May 14, attended by Orlando Magic guard Elfrid Payton, former WNBA All-Star Sue Wicks and NBA legend Dikembe Mutombo.

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KD10 drops in PH on June 5

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Ten years ago this month, Nike signed Kevin Durant and the skinny teenager almost immediately received his first signature shoe. A decade later, the risk has paid off with Durant and Nike designer Leo Chang writing a new playbook for developing a signature basketball line with authentic innovation and inspirations matching the athlete’s own trajectory.

Within Durant’s course is a consistent, subtle refinement of pure basketball efficiencies and mechanics. This same path is mirrored in progression from the KD9 to the KD10. For one, the Flyknit construction is the best yet on a basketball shoe — engineered precisely for flexibility, breathability and support just where needed.

Gilas Pilipinas to wear limited edition LeBron 14 ‘Agimat’ for SEABA

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Filipino culture is rich in myth and magic. Even until today, many Filipinos believe in charms, amulets and talismans that offer good fortune, protection and sometimes, superhuman strength.

This Pinoy belief in spirit and divine power inspired Nike to create a limited edition LeBron 14 signature shoe, called Agimat. The LeBron 14 is the latest in LeBron James’ signature basketball shoe line, which features a midsole cushioning system that makes it not just the sleekest but also fastest LeBron shoe to date.

Magic’s Elfrid Payton, former WNBA player Sue Wicks to coach Filipino kids at Jr. NBA nat’l training camp

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The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced Wednesday that Elfrid Payton of the Orlando Magic and former WNBA player Sue Wicks will travel to Manila to participate in the Jr. NBA Philippines 2017 National Training Camp and help coach players from around the country vying to be named 2017 Jr. NBA All-Stars. The National Training Camp will be held at the Don Bosco Technical Institute May 12-13 and at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall on May 14.

FIBA 3×3 World Cup 2018 to be held in PH

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Manila will host the 2018 FIBA 3×3 World Cup.

The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) will organize the fifth edition of the most prestigious 3×3 national team competition.

The country has been a pioneer in the development of 3×3, hosting two stages of the professional season – the FIBA 3×3 World Tour – in 2014 and 2015 and bringing stars like Terrence Romeo and Calvin Abueva to the FIBA 3×3 World Tour Final.

Guest post: Experiencing an NBA game for the first time

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This is a guest post from Jason Gotuato, an engineer by profession and a traveler by heart. He’s traveled to about 30 countries and has done a lot of crazy stuff like jumping out of a plane and diving between the North American and Eurasian plates. Jason is on a quest is to conquer the world and bring out the adventurer in everyone of us. Follow him on Instagram (@wheresjason_ig) and Facebook. For travel information and tips, check out his blog at wheresjason.com.

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What’s up? I’m Jason, an avid fan of the NBA. I’ve been a fan since MJ’s 97-98 Bulls, just when I started dribbling a basketball. It had always been a dream to watch a live NBA game. But people keep saying it’s too expensive. But how much is it really?

Everyone wants to know the price so might as well start with it. I paid $295 for a seat to make that dream a reality.

WATCH: Kevin Garnett hosts 2008 Celtics reunion on ‘Area 21’ minus Ray Allen

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Paul Pierce, Rajon Rondo, Kendrick Perkins and Glen “Big Baby” Davis were all on a recent episode of Kevin Garnett’s NBA show on TNT, Area 21, on Tuesday (Monday in the U.S.).

It was sort of a mini-reunion, since all five of them were members of the Boston Celtics who won the NBA title back in 2008.

Meralco’s Baser Amer continues to elevate his game in Commissioner’s Cup

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In just his second season as a pro, Baser Amer has showed the maturity of a veteran as evidenced by his latest performance last Wednesday.

The former San Beda star fired 20 points on 8-of-11 shooting, to go along with 3 assists, leading the Bolts to an 81-66 thumping of Phoenix.

Look: UAAP Season 79 men’s and women’s volleyball awardees

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The list of awardees for the UAAP Season 79 men’s and women’s volleyball competitions were released on Wednesday, May 3.

La Salle’s Majoy Baron and Ateneo’s Marck Espejo were named the Most Valuable Players in their respective divisions.

Here’s the complete list of winners: