Home PEx Sports PBA
Discuss your bets and predictions on who will be the next Miss Universe. 👑

PBA-NBA Exhibition games/Allan Caidic Shooting exhibition 2011 - ft. Kobe,KD,Rose

Kobe, Durant, D-Rose to play against SMART-Gilas, PBA Selection
Five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant, reigning Most Valuable Player Derrick Rose, and two-time scoring champion Kevin Durant are taking their talents to Manila.

The three stars will be part of a selection that will play a pair of charity exhibition games against SMART-Gilas Pilipinas national team and an all-star squad from the Philippine Basketball Association.

Proceeds of the games will go to the MVP Sports Foundation, whose goal is to uplift Philippine sports and to develop Filipino athletes.

The exhibition games come in the middle of a lockout imposed by the NBA after the expiration of the league’s collective bargaining agreement earlier this month. With uncertainty over the length of the work stoppage, there have been numerous speculations about how players will spend their time. Previous reports have indicated that Bryant was considering putting together a barnstorming tour of China.

But with the scheduled games against Philippine teams, it looks like the Filipino crowd would get first crack to watch Bryant alongside Rose, Durant, and other stars.

The series of games would also be Bryant’s first step back into the spotlight after spending the past month recovering from an innovative surgical procedure performed in Germany in June, after his Los Angeles Lakers were eliminated in the Western Conference Semifinals by the eventual champions Dallas Mavericks last May.

The Manila games would mark the first exhibition game featuring active NBA players since 1997, when Shaquille O’Neal played with a touring team against a crack PBA selection. The game was a one-sided affair for Shaq and the rest of the NBAers, and was highlighted by the former Lakers big man lifting up Filipino point guard Johnny Abarrientos for a dunk.

Durant vs Caidic, ayos to :lol:


  • Chot Reyes to coach PBA stars vs. Kobe & co.

    Talk ‘N Text coach Chot Reyes will be calling the shots for a selection of the Philippine Basketball Association’s best players when they go up against a group of hoops superstars led by Kobe Bryant, Chris Paul, and Tyreke Evans.


    PBA selection (sana) those with no injuries:

    1 Sonny Thoss
    2 Ranidel De Ocampo
    3 Joe Devance
    4 Kelly Williams
    5 Arwind Santos
    6 Gabe Norwood
    7 Mark Caguioa
    8 James Yap
    9 Sol Mercado
    10 Ryan Reyes
    11 LA Tenorio
    12 Jason Castro
  • Sayang wala si DRose....

    Kobe, CP3 banner NBA selection vs Gilas, PBA
    07/15/2011 | 01:44 PM

    Early this week, Los Angeles superstar Kobe Bryant described the Philippines as "home away from home." It didn't take long before he decided to come back.

    Bryant, along with New Orleans Hornets' Chris Paul, Sacramento Kings' Tyreke Evans, Oklahoma Thunder's James Harden, and Minnesota Timberwolves rookie Derrick Williams will be coming to Manila this July 23-24 to play against a selection of Smart Gilas and PBA players.

    Talk n' Text head coach Chot Reyes initially shared information about the event via his Twitter account Friday.

    "Kobe,Chris Paul,Tyreke Evans,Deandre Jordan,James Harden,Derrick Williams + 2 more @ d Araneta on July 23-24. Buy ur tickets now! 9115555," Reyes said on his Twitter page "@choachot."

    He followed up the message with information about the ticket prices saying: "SMART ULTIMATE ALL STAR WEEKEND TICKETS: Patron P5500 Lower Box P3800 Upper A 1500 Upper B 800 GA 350. 4 a chance to watch KB & CP3 Live!"

    MVP Foundation president Al Panlilio finally confirmed the event in a message to GMA News Online.

    GMA News Online tried to confirm with Ticketnet as to whether or not tickets are already being sold, but the ticket agent advised interested parties to wait, as there hasn't been any information released on when tickets for the event will be released.

    Event organizers will hold a press conference 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Araneta Coliseum to disclose more details about the event. — Renee A. Fopalan/RSJ/OMG, GMA

  • saboteursaboteur PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    I logged in to PBA website forum and I don't see any post or blogs on forums of propsing changes or criticism about the PBA.

    Probably they deleted those already and don't want to hear any rants or proposals from dissatisfied viewers.

    Is there a spot in PBA website to post our comments?

    Is there a way we can reach the PBA to voice our reasons, concerns, complaints, criticisms, and evaluation to them?
  • ErwinSBathanErwinSBathan PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
  • Marshall_MattersMarshall_Matters PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Scalping is prohibited by a Quezon City Ordinance.

    Hopefully all those who sell and take advantage of this situation, like you two, get arrested.

    Sumbong Sumbong Kay Bonggang Bonggang Bong Bong!
  • omanignatomanignat PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    I need a ticket Upper A 2k budget max.. makati area today pm me tnx!
  • SRO tickets will be sold on the event itself. pila na agad mamaya!!!
Sign In or Register to comment.