Pinoy basketball fans are certainly crazy about basketball especially with the NBA. Last week, the NBA celebrated Filipino Heritage Week to show appreciation to Filipino fans.
Do you know who is heading the NBA activities in the Philippines?
We had a brief chat with Carlo Singson the Managing Director of NBA Philippines and we asked him about the festivities and other events of the NBA.
Glen Rice one of the best shooters in the NBA is in Manila for the second time to grace the Filipino Heritage Week. He is no stranger to Philippine basketball having played with the locals. We asked him on what he thinks is missing with Philippine basketball to be able to make it to the NBA.
We know that Glen Rice was a great scorer and a champion in his NBA years but it didn’t start there.
It is March Madness and I think it’s just relevant to mention that Glen Rice was one of the sought after players during college. He was a big ten player of the year, final four most outstanding player and above all an NCAA champion. So he knows for sure a lot about college ball.
We ask him about his NCAA bracket this year and who he thinks will win it all the way.
Poor Glen Rice.
First, he could not follow the query and got confused. L.A. with L.A.? Is LA in LA, LA Tenorio in Los Angeles?
This ain’t a tongue twister nor a trivia question but it took awhile before Glen Rice finally understood what we were talking about. It took 5 media men straighten out what was being asked.
Check out the funny interview sequence.
Watch as Allan Caidic talks about meeting the NBA legend seven years ago and how he knows Glen Rice as a person and tells us who would win if they had a shooting battle today.
Seven years ago, when both shooters last met, Allan Caidic made a lasting impression when he won a three-point shootout against Glen Rice during the NBA Asia Challenge.
Fast forward today, as the NBA legend requested himself, the two meet again.
The reunion between the two basketball legends was completed when Caidic handed Rice a copy of his 2006 book about his life.
Be part of the first ever NBA Filipino Heritage Week in the Philippines and express your Pinoy pride with the new Filipino Heritage Week shirts!
|The NBA Filipino Heritage Week shirt features the iconic jeepney silhouette that pays homage to the vibrant culture of the Philippines and its passion for basketball.
Fans can purchase the shirts at all NBA Stores in Metro Manila and Cebu on March 16, 2017!
The National Basketball Association (NBA) today unveiled specially designed shirts for the first-ever NBA Filipino Heritage Week as part of its celebration of Philippine culture with millions of Filipino fans around the world.
The shirts feature the iconic jeepney silhouette that pays homage to the Philippines’ culture and passion for basketball. The silhouette incorporates other basketball and local design elements, including the sun’s rays from the Philippine flag placed above the ‘PILIPINAS’ signage, and an image of The Larry O’Brien Trophy that forms the jeep’s headlights on the front grill.
As part of NBA Filipino Heritage Week, the Golden State Warriors and the Miami Heat will host Filipino Heritage Nights in March, featuring in-arena Philippine-themed activations including musical performances and giveaways. The Heat will host a post-game press conference with head coach Erik Spoelstra for the Philippine media, while the Warriors will headline award-winning Filipino singer and songwriter Martin Nievera and LIKHA Pilipino Folk Ensemble during the Filipino Heritage Night national anthem and halftime performance respectively. In addition, the Miami Heat players, dance team, and mascot will showcase the limited edition shirts during pre-game warm-ups and on-court performances.
The Filipino Heritage Week shirts will come in red, blue, gray, black, and white colors that will be available March 16 at all NBA Stores in Metro Manila and Cebu, Titan stores in the Fort, Conrad, and Titan webstore (www.titan22.com). In addition, the American Airlines Arena and the Oracle Arena team stores, and NBAStore.com will carry the NBA Filipino Heritage Week shirts.