Last Tuesday, Kevin Durant chose a new team in free agency and today #35 was officially welcomed to his new team in an introductory press conference. In recognition of his move to the Bay Area, Nike is offering exclusive customization of Durant’s ninth signature shoe, the KD9.
Durant’s evolution has been reflected in his Nike signature shoe line and this NIKEiD customization is just the beginning of an exciting future.
When it comes to hydrating the world’s top athletes and those who aspire to follow in their footsteps, nothing beats the world’s number one sports drink, Gatorade.
This message is succinctly captured in the sports drink leader’s latest TV Commercial featuring local sports stars Alyssa Valdez of the Ateneo Lady Eagles and Gilas Pilipinas point guard Terrence Romeo who star alongside international sports icons Usain Bolt and Serena Williams.
“As the number one sports drink on the planet, and in the Philippines, it is our duty to spread the word of proper hydration to athletes all over the country,” Pepsico Philippines Marketing Manager for Hydration Tony Atayde said. “Proper hydration is our advocacy and our commitment. It is a building block that Gatorade was built on. More than anything else, our latest commercial is a reminder to everyone that to perform your best, absolutely nothing beats Gatorade.”
Gatorade’s latest TVC debuted in time for the round two of the highly anticipated UAAP Season 78 Women’s Volleyball match-up between the Ateneo Lady Eagles and the DLSU Lady Spikers where the defending champions from Katipunan avenged their first round loss to the latter. The video can be viewed online at the official Gatorade Philippines Facebook page at facebook.com/GatoradePH.
As the summer heat up, another activity for kids has been set. A nationwide basketball training camp by Jr NBA and Jr WNBA presented by Alaska for the kids ages 10-15 was held at Don Bosco in Makati City on his 9th year. They set a record for having a 1,114 participants in their manila leg in this year camp. The highest regional attendance to date since the program started in 2007.
On the 1st day of event, trainees all over the metro trained by the top coaches in different Vital Test, Skills and drills challenges to improve their hardcourt skills.
At the end of the day 1, 45 Mens and 30 Womens were selected over the thousand of participants.
On Day 2, the remaining ballers from the 1st day continue their journey as they to move to advance training challenges. They do basketball clinic in the morning for the morning session and scrimmage on the afternoon to know and apply what they learn during the camp.
Jr. NBA Jr. WNBA Training Camp Manila Leg Video
The top ballers chosen will advance and represent NCR to the National Training Camp on April 22-24 in Don Bosco, Makati and Music Hall of SM Mall Of Asia.
1. Mark Glenn Gabon (14) Natl. University
2. Luis Gabriel Aguila (13) Nazareth School of Natl. University
3. Johndhel Austria (13) Escuela de Sophia
4. Jearico Nunez (13) UPHS-Delta
5. Kai Zachary Sotto (13) St. Francis de Asisi
6. Jericho Ross Paglinawan (14) St. Francis de Asisi
7. Mark Nicole Lucban (13) St.Francis de Asisi
8. Reich Randell Villegas (13) Ateneo De Manila
9. Prince Junnell de Belen (13) San Isidro Catholic School
10. Pauloh Villarin (13) De La Salle-Zobel
11. Patrick Lance Inting (14) Our Lady of Pillar Catholic School
12.Miguel Ray Luis Tan (14) Xavier School
13. Anjelo Raphael Argente (14) De La Salle Lipa
14. Andrei Philip Lechoncito (13) St.John Institute of Bacolod
Manila Qualifiers (Womens)
1. Dianne Camille Nolasco (11) Miriam College
2. Lalaine Gozales (13) Escuela de Sophia
3. Carly Monreal (13) De La Salle Zobel
4. Princess Marie Villarin (10) De La Salle Zobel
5. Jonalyn Bongalos UPHS-Delta
6. Lindsey Nacional (12) Baptist Bible Seminary Institute Taytay
7. Magda Lioui Flores (13) Christian Grace School of Cavite
8. Ma. Cecilia Quilenderino Dalig Natl. High School Antipolo
For more info follow them on Fb.com/JrNbaPhilippines and twitter at @Nba_philippines
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Less than 3 Months from now, one of the best basketball event visits the home of the best basketball fans worldwide.
1 of the 3 Fiba Olympic Qualifying Tournament will happen here in manila on July 4-10. 6 Teams will play in manila as the result of the previous lottery from the Fiba Headquarters. All games will play at the Mall Of Asia Arena with state of the art indoor basketball court, can occupy up to 20,000+ people and the chant and experience with the best basketball fans today.
Tough teams like New Zealand and Senegal who face by Gilas Pilipinas(PH) before and other powerhouse teams like Turkey, Canada and France with a lot of NBA players that we surely enjoy to watch.
July 4 will starts the Elimination Round until July 7, Their going to be a 1 day break on July 8 and back in July 9 for Semis and July 10 Championship round.
The winner of the Fiba Olympic Qualifying Tournament will advance to Rio Olympics in Brazil and play with the top teams worldwide on August.
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Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA Philippines 2016 presented by Alaska continues its search for skillful ballers aged 10-14 in Cebu last March 5-6 at Don Bosco Technology Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is the third Regional Selection Camp (RSC) of the NBA’s youth development program this year.
The 2-day camp will be run by Jr. NBA Coach Craig Brown together with other Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA coaches from presenting partner Alaska.
Boys & girls born from 2002 to 2006 are encouraged to take advantage of the NBA’s intl. youth development program where they can learn proper basketball skills and the Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA S.T.A.R values of Sportsmanship, Teamwork, a positive Attitude and Respect.
Registration and participation are absolutely FREE. On the 1st day, participants undergo vitals tests and skills challenges where their scores in vitals tests and individual skills challenges will determine if they will return the following day to undergo more basketball drills and team exercises. On 2nd day, the remaining participants undergo team drills and get to show off their team and individual skills in the final scrimmages. The top performers in the camp will be selected to represent Visayas in the National Training Camp that will be held in Manila on April 22 to 24. The fourth and last Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA Regional Selection Camp will be held in Manila on April 9 & 10.
The Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA National Training Camp is the third phase of the Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA program where 10 Jr. NBA and five Jr. WNBA All-Stars will be chosen from among the top participants in the regional selection camps. They will embark on a unique, overseas NBA experience together with fellow Jr. NBA All-Stars from Southeast Asia later this year.
We all known Kevin Durant play all around from offense to defense even on clutch time. He scores and lead OKC with his hot shooting and show’s dribbling skills on the hardcourt. The KD 8 Elite is another innovation specially for he’s stretch run’s during a fastbreak.
Created in collaboration with designer Leo Chang, the breakthrough basketball shoe features a calf-length compression sock, full-length visible Nike Zoom Air cushioning and Flywire technology with Kevlar® aramid fiber. Strategically placed non-stretch woven materials ensure a snug, secure fit while foam provides protection and comfort.
“Transitioning from a low to high is a decision we made with confidence based on our ongoing feedback from Durant to always push the limit on innovative design,” says Chang.
“The KD8 Elite is conceptually designed to blur the lines between the shoe, sock and tight; seamlessly transitioning between each so you can’t differentiate where one begins and the other ends.”
Three key benefits of the KD8 Elite include:
1. Built-in, crew-length compression sock for enhanced support.
2. Full-length visible Nike Zoom Air cushioning for a responsive ride.
3. Flywire technology with Kevlar ® aramid fiber for superior lockdown.
The KD8 Elite white colorway is available globally April 14 at nike.com and select retail locations. Two additional colorways will be available May 5 (grey) and May 26 (black).
The KD8 Elite will be available at Nike Park Fort, Nike Forum Greenhills, Nike Stadium Rockwell, and all Titan shops. Retail price will be 10,495 PHP.