Thursday, October 10, 2013

Indiana Pacers big man Ian Mahinmi surprised with Pinoys love for basketball

The 2013 NBA Global Games is just around the corner as the Indiana Pacers square off against the Houston Rockets at the SM Mall of Asia Arena here in Manila, Philippines. Dwight Howard and James Harden of the Houston Rockets are the only ones that have been in the country before. The rest are all first timers. Among those first time visitors is 5-year veteran big man Ian Mahinmi of the Indiana Pacers.

Having Larry Legend back mean great things for the Indiana Pacers says Rookie Solomon Hill

The Indiana Pacers and Houston Rockets are in town for the historic 2013 NBA Global Games in the Philippines. It's a no brainer of course for Filipino fans to recognize players like Jeremy Lin, James Harden, Chandler Parsons for the Rockets Paul George, Roy Hibbert and Danny Granger of the Pacers as the game tip-off tonight at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Manila. But they got some new guys as well. Speaking of new guys, Rookie Solomon Hill is just one those that will see action in tonight's game for the Indiana Pacers.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

NBA Coaches Clinic with Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (Basketball Federation of the Philippines)

(Image courtesy of NBA Asia)
The NBA – in conjunction with the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas and the Mall of Asia Arena – will host a clinic for local basketball coaches at the Mall of Asia Arena on Tuesday, October 8, 2013. Members of the Houston Rockets and Indiana Pacers coaching staff will be on hand to help conduct the clinic for the attending coaches. This free coaching development program is supported by the NBA and is open to all coaches of any level.

NBA Legend Ron Harper conducts NBA Cares for children of Marillac Hills and Haven for Children

Former Chicago Bulls and LA Lakers guard Ron Harper signs some autographs for kids during
his basketball clinic at Marillac Hills and Haven for Children at the SM MOA complex.
(Image courtesy of NBA Asia)

Five-time NBA champion Ron Harper, a former Chicago Bull and LA Laker, started NBA Global Games Philippines 2013 activities rolling with a basketball clinic for the children of Marillac Hills and Haven for Children at The Venue, Prism Plaza in the Mall of Asia complex October 5.

The clinic was organized by the US Embassy and led by Harper and NBA Asia Senior Director for Basketball Operations Sefu Bernard. Alaska coaches led by PBA Legend Jojo Lastimosa helped to conduct the clinic. Above, Ron Harper gets to know the children up close.

On Sunday, Harper will have a meet and greet session at the NBA Fan Fiesta in SM Megamall activity center, 6 pm to 8:30 pm.


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