NBA Legends are coming to Manila on September


The National Basketball Association teamed up with the Philippine Basketball Association in an NBA event, the first NBA Asia Challenge that will happen on September 11, 7:30 PM at the Araneta Coliseum in Manila.

Dubbed by Edward Winkle, NBA Asia’s senior director for business development and marketing partnerships as “It’s the biggest and most ambitious NBA event ever to be held in the Philippines”, it will feature some NBA Legends and former PBA Stars.

I am really looking forward to watch this event. Although Dominique Wilkins is not young anymore, I still want to see him dunk. I know he still can. I compiled some of their accomplishments to give you a little info about them. I also created a potential head-to-head match up images below. This will be an exciting event.

Update 1! NBA Asia Challenge 2009 Live Stream Video!

Update 2! NBA Legends won over PBA All-Stars

Robert Horry – Small Forward/Power Forward

  • 7-time NBA Champion.
  • One of only two players who won NBA Championships with three different teams. (2 – Houston Rockets, 3 – Los Angeles Lakers, 2 – San Antonio Spurs).

Dominique Wilkins – Small Forward

  • 2-time NBA Slamdunk Champion.
  • 9-time NBA All-Star.

Tim Hardaway – Point Guard

  • 5-time NBA All-Star.

Vlade Divac – Center

  • NBA All-Star.

NBA Mentor: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

  • 6-time NBA Champion.
  • One of the NBA’s 50 Greatest Players of All-Time.
  • 6-time NBA MVP, 19-time NBA All-Star.

Starting line-up for former PBA Stars with some of their accomplishments;

Update! Complete PBA line-up for the 2009 NBA Asia Challenge.

Allan Caidic – Shooting Guard/Small Forward

  • Scored 79 points in a single game, most in PBA history.
  • One of the PBA’s 25 Greatest Players of All-Time.
  • PBA MVP, 8-time PBA All-Star.

Alvin Patrimonio – Small Forward/Power Forward

  • 4-time PBA MVP.
  • One of the PBA’s 25 Greatest Players of All-Time.
  • 10-time PBA All-Star.

Benjie Paras –Ā  Center

  • PBA MVP-Rookie of the Year, the only one in PBA history.
  • One of the PBA’s 25 Greatest Players of All-Time.
  • 2-time PBA MVP, 8-time PBA All Star.

Ronnie Magsanoc – Point Guard

  • One of the PBA’s 25 Greatest Players of All-Time.

Update! Complete PBA line-up for the 2009 NBA Asia Challenge.

BeePinoy’s Head-to-Head Match Up!

Robert Horry and Allan Caidic

Robert Horry and Allan Caidic

Dominique Wilkins and Benjie Paras

Dominique Wilkins and Benjie Paras

Tim Hardaway and Ronnie Magsanoc

Tim Hardaway and Ronnie Magsanoc

Vlade Divac and Alvin Patriminio

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5 Comments on “NBA Legends are coming to Manila on September”

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  1. Miles says:

    I’m really excited for this NBA event!

    Hoping to reserve tickets for this. šŸ™‚

    1. beepinoy says:

      Me too, I want to watch this event.

      I’m looking forward for the Allan Caidic – Robert Horry shootout!

      Woohoo! šŸ™‚

  2. beepinoy says:

    I got some info from Ticketnet about the price of seat in this event.

    Reservations are now open online;
    Patron (reserved seating) = Php 2,640
    Lower Box (reserved seating) = Php 2,112
    Upper Box A (reserved seating) = Php 1,320
    Upper Box B = Php 792
    Gen. Admission = Php 264

    Iā€™m going to reserve tickets! Woot!

    1. Bingo says:

      Tickets are fast running out..Was lucky to get acouple of lower box tickets at section 213, medyo gitna pa.

      1. beepinoy says:

        Yup, tickets are running out fast. I got some Upper Box A tickets na, ok na kami dun šŸ˜€

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