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”.

First NBA Republika Playoffs Party with Glen Rice and Brian Shaw

The NBA announced today that NBA champion Glen Rice, G League coach Brian Shaw and an NBA G League player will participate in the first NBA Republika Playoffs Party on Aug. 17. The NBA Republika Playoffs Party will be livestreamed beginning 8:00 p.m. PHT on the NBA Philippines Facebook page.  The virtual event will feature a combination…

PBA Basketball Slam game coming to PC

Ranida Games is excited to announce that PBA Basketball Slam: Arcade Edition, the PC version of the popular mobile game Basketball Slam 2020 which features the teams and players of Philippine Basketball Association, will be released this month on Steam Early Access. PBA Basketball Slam: Arcade Edition is a 2-on-2 arcade-style full court basketball game…

NBA seeding games: TV schedule in the Philippines

The NBA made a return on Philippine free TV thanks to Cignal’s 3-year deal with the league. Here’s the schedule of the NBA seeding games on free TV (channels TV5 and One Sports) for the week of August 10 to 16: ONE SPORTS August 10 (Monday): Clippers vs. Nets at 9 a.m. The games are…

Chooks 3×3 to create bubble at Inspire Academy in Laguna

Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3×3 looks to hold its first season as a professional basketball league by the third week of September, guided of course by strict health protocols to ensure the safety of all involved. Commissioner Eric Altamirano said that the league, which has gained pro status and is now under the subject of Games and…

Nike’s ‘You Can’t Stop Us’ short film

Nike’s ‘You Can’t Stop Us’ Campaign, a short film of the same name, debuted on Friday to coincide with the NBA’s return to hardwood action. The spot, which is narrated by footballer Megan Rapinoe, features 24 sports and 53 athletes and celebrates sport as a source of inspiration. Its action shares a dynamic split screen…

Smart launches beta of NBA portal

Mobile services provider Smart Communications, Inc. launched NBA.Smart, a portal that enables subscribers to watch live NBA TV starting July 31. Still in the beta phase, NBA.Smart is part of Smart’s exclusive multi-year partnership with the NBA aimed at making NBA content more accessible to millions of Filipinos, who are known as some of the…

NBA Store goes online in PH on Aug. 6

The NBA and Titan recently announced their multiyear merchandising partnership to relaunch the official online NBA Store in the Philippines. Operated by Titan, NBAStore.com.ph will go live on August 6 and will provide fans across the Philippines with access to official NBA products on all mobile devices.  The online store will offer a comprehensive selection of…