The Minnesota Timberwolves Dancers will participate in events at the NBA 3X Philippines 2016 presented by Panasonic, which returns to Manila from Aug. 19-21 at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall. Six of the Timberwolves Dancers will represent the NBA at events throughout the weekend. Below is a list of planned appearances.
While his case was being investigated, Griffin lost a “substantial” offer to join a team in the Philippines, according to his agent, Seidel, and in the weeks since Griffin’s case was thrown out interest in him, both globally and abroad, has been lukewarm, at best. “It just goes to show you that teams, they don’t want to mess with it,” Seidel said. “It becomes toxic. In the basketball world, absolutely everybody knows. When I say everybody, I mean any market that I put his name out, they know. That goes from China to Italy, and it’s difficult to overcome that, even though it’s been proven that he had absolutely nothing to do with it.”
Kobe Bryant’s NBA days might be over, but his signature sneaker days and his Nike days are far from over. In fact, he’s already going back on the road–Nike Basketball will bring Bryant out to the Philippines for its Mamba Mentality Tour, Spin.ph reports. Bryant will be in Manila on June 25-26 and will teach young ballers via Kobe Academy sessions on June 26.
Two-time National Basketball Association All-Star player Damian Lillard is yet to decide if he’s suiting up for the United States men’s basketball team for the Rio Olympics in August. “I have not thought about it yet,” said the Portland Trailblazers guard on Tuesday during a news conference at the Kerry Sports Gym in Taguig City.
Recently, Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook, Houston Rockets’ James Harden, and two-time Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry announced that they are not playing in Rio. Many star athletes opted not to compete in this year’s Olympics because of the Zika virus scare in Brazil. “I am also looking forward to training with our fans across the world. It truly is an honor to do something like this with Adidas and all the fans involved,” added Lillard.
Q: What were those workouts like (with Gilas Pilipinas), and when do we get to see you wear Philippines across your chest? Clarkson: We’ll see. We’ve still got to finish all the paperwork with FIBA. Hopefully we get to Rio, make it through this qualifier, but practices were long. They were intense.