WATCH: Kyrie Irving, Joel Embiid, other players react to their NBA 2K18 ratings

Gadgets, Sports

A lot of basketball fans are excited for the 2017-18 NBA season. But basketball fans who are gamers are more excited for the upcoming release of 2K Sports’ NBA 2K18.

Featured on the cover of NBA 2K18 is Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Ahead of the release of the much-anticipated video game, a few players, including Kyrie, were asked what they thought their ratings are in NBA 2K18 and why they deserved that rating.

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First look at Nike’s new NBA uniforms for 2017-18 season

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Announced in June 2015, Nike’s partnership with the NBA begins with the 2017-18 season. Today, and prior to a major launch in early fall, Nike and the NBA release details of four new primary uniforms and give a first glimpse of the league champion’s Association jersey.

OKC Thunder’s Steven Adams, Laker Girls to headline NBA 3X PH 2017

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

Registration for NBA 3X Philippines 2017 begins July 8 on a first-come first-serve basis at http://www.nba3x.com/philippines and runs until July 14 or until all slots are full.

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.

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.

WATCH: NBA LIFE episode 1 ‘Fashion Face Off’

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The NBA has began a new series entitled NBA LIFE which features lifestyle and off the court content so people can enjoy and see a different side of the NBA. The series takes us through the top fashionistas, mascots and iconic pre-game rituals in the NBA today.

The first episode of NBA Life is “Fashion Face Off” which circles around the fashion style in the NBA and lists the top five best dressed players who are killing it on and off the court.

LeBron James praises Brandon Ingram: ‘Kid has a lot of talent’

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It seems like Brandon Ingram is finally hitting his stride in the second half of his first year in the NBA. after posting double digits in scoring in the Lakers’ last eight games.

Despite his team going 1-7 in that stretch, Ingram has shown a lot of improvement, averaging 14.5 points, 4.1 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 0.9 blocks per game. He also shot 52% from the field over that eight-game span.

Look: NBA Filipino Heritage Week shirts

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The National Basketball Association (NBA) recently unveiled specially designed shirts for the first-ever NBA Filipino Heritage Week as part of its celebration of Philippine culture with millions of Filipino fans around the world.

The shirts feature the iconic jeepney silhouette that pays homage to the Philippines’ culture and passion for basketball. The silhouette incorporates other basketball and local design elements, including the sun’s rays from the Philippine flag placed above the ‘PILIPINAS’ signage, and an image of The Larry O’Brien Trophy that forms the jeep’s headlights on the front grill.