THE 39th Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Commissioner’s Cup takes a six-day break starting today for the 2014 All-Stars Weekend on April 3 to 6 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.
After the all-Stars break, the elimination round of the Commissioner’s Cup will resume on April 9 at the Araneta Coliseum featuring San Mig Coffee against Air 21 at 5:45 pm. and Talk ‘N Text vs. Rain or Shine at 8 p.m.
In the All-Stars Weekend, top PBA players will display their prowess in three-point shootout, skills competition and slum dunk contest. Highlighting the annual gathering is the PBA Greats vs. Stalwarts match and the Skills Challenge on April 4. Meanwhile, the PBA Stars will test the mettle of Gilas Pilipinas on April 6.
“We haven’t seen Gilas Pilipinas in action for about eight months. I think this is a good chance for the fans to see them in action,” said PBA board Chairman Ramon Segismundo.
Last year, Gilas Pilipinas also played in the All-Star game against a similar PBA selection, which ended in a 124-standoff in Digos, Davao del Sur.
The other scheduled activities include basketball clinics, hospital visits, medical visits, meet-and-greet, referee clinics and coaches’ clinics by the legendary coach Tim Cone of San Mig Coffee Mixers.
This will also be the first time that the annual event be held in Manila since the 2003 edition at the Araneta Coliseum.