• Adams, Theus to arrive in Manila for NBA 3X

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    Steven Adams
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    The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced on Sunday that Steven Adams of the Oklahoma City Thunder, former NBA coachReggie Theus, and the Laker Girls will attend the NBA 3X Philippineson July 22 to 23 at the Mall of Asia Music Hall.

    NBA 3X Philippines 2017 will feature a 3-on-3 tournament featuring men’s and women’s teams of all skill levels as well as NBA entertainment throughout the weekend.

    The 2017 edition of NBA 3X Philippines will begin with a preliminary tournament on July 15 to 16 at Don Bosco Technical Institute Makati that will determine the participants in the finals.

    The league will conduct an NBA Cares clinic for 10-14-year-old boys and girls at the indoor court of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines College of Engineering on July 19.

    “I’m looking forward to meeting the Filipino fans and experiencing the country’s vibrant culture,” said Adams. “I’m also excited to work with the talented athletes from across the Philippines at NBA 3X.”

    “This will be my first trip to the Philippines, and I can’t wait to seethe passion Filipinos have for the game of basketball,” said Theus. “With the inclusion of 3-on-3 basketball in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, NBA 3X isa testament to the growth and popularity of the game internationally.”

    The competitive 3-on-3 tournament includes divisions for boys (under-13, under-16, under-18, and open category), girls (under-16 and open category), an invitation only Celebrity Division featuring local personalities.

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