The Mall of Asia Arena, kick-off the All-Star festivities and hosts the Philippine Basketball Association All-Stars Weekend April 4 - 6, 2014.
The Mall of Asia Arena, through to its commitment to change the game and elevate entertainment for the Filipino audience, guarantees a world-class events and entertainment experience to its audience.
Watchout for the PBA All Stars weekend at the Mall Of Asia Arena, with the PBA idols, baskeball legends and celebrities joining the mid-season festivities, such as the Obstacle Challenge, Three-Point Shootout, Slam Dunk Contest and Legends Game.
Highlights of the weekend are PBA Greats vs Stalwarts and Skills Challenge game on April 4, 8 pm. The ultimate showdown between the PBA All-Stars and the Smart Gilas Pilpinas National Team will be on Sunday at 5 p.m.
Other activities will include basketball clinics, hospital visits, medical visits, meet and greet, referee clinics and coaches clinics.
The PBA Greats and Stalwarts will once again be composed of active players and former cagers combined.
The Greats will be led by playing coach Atoy Co along with Rey Guevarra of Meralco, Rookie spitfire Terrence Romeo of GlobalPort, two-time MVP Willie Miller of Barako Bull, Jvee Casio of Alaska, Jonas Villanueva of Air21 and Cliff Hodge, also of the Bolts for the current players. They will be joined by legends like Freddie Abuda, Vergel Meneses, Jason Webb, Johnedel Cardel and Express head coach Franz Pumaren.
The Stalwarts will be composed of Bogs Adornado as its playing coach, Sol Mercado of San Miguel Beer, John Wilson of Meralco, Ronjay Buenafe of the Energy Colas, Chris Tiu of Rain or Shine, Mac Cardona of Air21 and Jervy Cruz of the Elasto Painters for the active players. The legends that will team up with them are Noli Locsin, Bal David, Jeffrey Cariaso, Dickie Bachman and Richard Del Rosario.
Four-time defending champion Villanueva goes for his fifth straight Obstacles Challenge crown against Casio, Miller, Romeo, Hodge, Mercado, LA Tenorio of Barangay Ginebra, Paul Lee of Rain or Shine, Philippine Cup Finals MVP Marc Barroca of San Mig Coffee and Jayson Castro of Talk ‘N Text.
In the Three-Point Shootout, Tiu tries to defend his crown against three-time former champion Mark Macapagal of GlobalPort, who’ll try to regain the title after losing it last year. They will also be up against Casio, Buenafe, Cardona, Mac Baracael of Ginebra, Gary David of Meralco, Marcio Lassiter of San Miguel, James Yap of San Mig Coffee and Larry Fonacier of Talk ‘N Text.
In the Slam Dunk Contest, defending champion Chris Ellis of Barangay Ginebra will have his hands full as he’ll face a stiff test from various aerial artists such as high-leaping Justin Melton of the Coffee Mixers, Calvin Abueva of Alaska, Arwind Santos of San Miguel, Hodge, Guevarra and former champion Japeth Aguilar of the Gin Kings as well.
THE Philippine Basketball Association All-Star Weekend is the annual assembly of the best players of the PBA playing various events such as the 3-point shootout, skills competition, shooting completion by All-Star Game.
You can now buy your tickets at www.smtickets.com, SM Tickets booth/store nationwide in all SM branches or visit the ticket booth at SM MOA Arena.
The Mall of Asia Arena, operated by SM Lifestyle Entertainment, Inc. ., has a seating capacity of 15,000, with a full-house capacity of 20,000. It has been the venue for world class concerts and sports events in the country.