Sunday, February 17, 2013

Pacers-Rockets' Possible Exhibition Game in the Philippines?

Just last year, InterAKTV has reported that the SM Group is in talks to bring an NBA exhibition game to MOA Arena. In accordance, The Mall of Asia Arena has released a series of tweets using their official @MOAArena account. It teased Filipino basketball fans that "BIG THINGS ARE COMING TO MOA ARENA."

"Hans Sy was invited by Commissioner [David] Stern during the All-Star Game, and Hans told the Commissioner that he has an arena that is suitable for hosting one of the NBA games," said Junel Baculi, the athletic director of National University, which is part of the SM Group.

On the other hand, ESPN writer Brian Windhorst also tweeted about this almost a week ago, saying that Li Shuang Fu, an NBA writer for Sina, shared that the Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State Warriors will meet in preseason tussles in China while the Houston Rockets and the Indiana Pacers lock horns first in Taipei, then in the Philippines.

If everything falls into place, Filipino hoops aficionados will be witnessing two of the NBA's most exciting young talents like James Harden and Paul George while also being part of Jeremy Lin's return tour to Asia.

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