Smart-backed PH esports organization gets POC accreditation

Smart Communications-powered Philippine Esports Organization (PESO) has successfully gotten the Philippine Olympic Committee’s (POC) nod as the official National Sports Association to govern and develop esports in the country. This comes after PESO’s launch last August. PESO includes the largest and most credible firms under the Esports National Association of the Philippines (ESNAP) and the…

NBA2K21 coming to NBA Store PH

The NBA 2K21 Standard Edition and Mamba Forever Edition will be available for pre-order this week on NBA Store Philippines. Gamers can now sign up to receive an exclusive newsletter that will notify once NBA2K21 pre-orders begin. The 2K21 Standard Edition features Portland’s Damian Lillard, the MVP of the NBA Bubble, on the cover, while…

Smart, PeSO, and eSNAP back first Pacific Pro-Am NBA 2K20 Tournament

Mobile services provider Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) has teamed up with the Philippine eSports Organization (PeSO) and the eSports National Association of the Philippines (eSNAP) to further champion the nation’s bid for basketball dominance by supporting the country’s representatives to the first-ever Pacific Pro-Am Tournament featuring NBA 2K20. On the heels of the recent FIBA…

DROPPED: NBA 2K21 current-gen demo

2K today released the NBA 2K21 current-generation demo for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. This year’s demo includes four playable teams. Tap into your Mamba mentality with Kobe Bryant and the All-Time Lakers, experience greatness with the iconic Bill Russell and the All-Time Celtics or dominate the court through Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kawhi…

Kobe’s legacy celebrated in Nike’s new film ‘Better’

Nike Philippines will honor the legacy of Kobe Bryant (1978 – 2020) with Mamba Week 23 – 27 August. The week of programming brings together athletes, communities, inspiration and innovation which commemorate his enduring legacy and transcendent Mamba Mentality. Mamba Mentality is about getting better, every day, in everything we do. In his own words,…

Gatorade joins first ever NBA Republika Playoffs Party

As the high-octane basketball action of the NBA goes underway in the commencement of the highly-awaited 2020 Playoffs, Filipino fans got a taste of what they’d been missing out on in the first-ever NBA Republika Playoffs Party. Held last August 17 on Facebook Live, the NBA Republika Playoffs Party is the latest result of the…

3 The Hard Way: NBA playoffs, Game 1 studs, and Nike Dunks

The NBA Playoffs are here and BuhayBasket highlights some of the series openers in the first round, including the Game 1 upsets of the Bucks and Lakers. Also in this episode of 3 THE HARD WAY is the local release details of the Nike Dunk Low “Samba”.

Mamba Mentality Live with Nike PH athletes

Nike will kick off Mamba Week on August 23 to honor Kobe Bryant’s legacy. As part of the week-long celebration, Nike Philippines is hosting a Zoom Webinar that will feature Jimmy Alapag, Kiefer Ravena, Camille Clarin and Kat Tan. The four will all share their personal Kobe experiences and what Mamba Mentality has taught them….

What you need to know about Nike’s Mamba Week

Note: The following was written for Buhay Basket The sudden and tragic passing of Kobe Bryant back in January brought the entire world to a halt. The news that he, along with his daughter Gianna Bryant and seven others, died in a fatal helicopter crash just as he was getting his post-retirement life together was…

3 THE HARD WAY: NBA playoff push, Republika Party, Jordan 5s

Back for another episode of 3 THE HARD WAY! This week, Buhay Basket explains the tight playoff race in the Western Conference, the upcoming first ever NBA Republika Pilipinas Party featuring NBA champions and former Lakers Glen Rice and Brian Shaw, and the latest Jordan 5 release, the “Ghost Green” aka “Alternate Bel-Air”.