Friday, July 15th, 2011 at 4:00 pm  |  26 responses

“Ultimate All-Star Weekend” Confirmed

The two day series will feature eight NBA players taking on the developmental Philippine national basketball team—Smart Gilas Pilipinas, and a team of selected PBA players. From the Philippine Star: “ Former NBA Rookie of the Year Chris Paul is joining five-time champion Kobe Bryant in the starting five of the NBA selection playing Smart Gilas Pilipinas and a PBA selection in a dream two-game series set July 23 and 24 at the Araneta Coliseum. MVP Sports Foundation officials Al Panlilio and Chot Reyes announced in a press conference last night that the blockbuster event is a go. […] The Los Angeles Lakers star, who played eight minutes with the UAAP All-Stars against Smart Gilas in a Nike event at the Big Dome Wednesday, will be back serving as player-coach of an eight-man NBA selection including Paul, Tyreke Evans of the Sacramento Kings, James Harden of the Oklahoma Thunder, DeAndre Jordan of the Los Angeles Clippers and Derrick Williams of the Minnesota Timberwolves. Reyes said they’re still finalizing a deal with two more players that would complete the NBA team. ‘It could be one more MVP and one more Rookie of the Year,’ said Reyes, hinting they might also get the nod of reigning MVP Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls and former ROY awardee and two-time scoring champion Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma Thunder.”

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  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    Cool. Please be on TV! Puuuhlease!

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.l.brewer3 BlackPhantom

    Maybe Slamonline could broadcast it??

  • http://www.slamonline.com Nick the Quick

    After the game, Dwade will remark that Kobe was clearly going for the MVP award in total disregard of his All Star teammates…

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    I hate it when people go for MVP awards.

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  • MikeC.

    We know NBATV won’t have it, so the chances of it being on in Canada are slim. C’mon Sportsnet, TSN, The Score. Somebody put this on TV.

  • robb

    CP3 will join the Lakers

  • qnxt

    SADLY, I dont think it’s on TV. Jul 23 is AZKAL’s Biggest Game. :( Hopefully there’s a studio 23 or abc5(mannyV) coverage or replay

  • ekupaskibas

    it will be much better to watch if KD & drose will play as well.

  • Stilballin

    Please put this on tv live..if not then I’ll just wait for it on YouTube.. PBA and smart gilas don’t stand a chance thou..

  • Double J


  • http://zarky01 zarky

    I really wanted to see D-Rose and KD but I think they will not be able to come, sh!t. They were replaced by the likes of Tyreke Evans, Derrick Williams and DeAndre Freakin Jordan. :(

  • J-Smoove

    Derek Fisher will participate in the said event, as confirmed by Chot Reyes on Twitter. (@coachot)

  • GoGoGomy

    They are going to destroy the Philippine’s National Team. There going to absolutely embarrassed lol.

  • Paul Hawkins

    Not sure, but you probably find it on Justin.TV.

  • jflash

    And it’s already sold out.


    Of course this game won’t be on TV, because if it was, the NBA would deem it illegal for its players to play in. Such BS!

  • slamfan4life

    hope i cant watch it!

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  • http://www.slamonline.com/ jomay


  • http://airtsinelas21.blogspot.com Roy

    Man, that game should be fun….

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    @jomay You seriously can’t be excited to see DFish.

  • LP

    Derrick Rose won’t play, he just started back working out … He rested for a whole month…we don’t need him goofing off with other non-MVP players..

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    I didn’t realize the Phillipines had so much juice. I’m learning a lot about the global basketball market from this lockout.
    China, Phillipines and Turkey are making a comeup.

  • starkylarky

    lemme tell ya Allenp. The Philippines is probably the most hoops-addicted nation in the world. Trust me.

  • sonson15

    Great weekend here in the Philippines.