Wednesday, August 31, 2016

FOUR-PEAT CHAMPIONS, NEW WINNERS NAMED AT NBA3X PHILIPPINES 2016 PRESENTED BY PANASONIC

Three-on-three basketball competition reached new heights at NBA 3X Philippines 2016 presented by Panasonic as 2013, 2014 and 2015 champion team EGS-Elite succeeded in scoring a four-peat in the Men’s Open Division on Sunday, August 21, 2016.

EGS-Elite waged the only successful four-peat attempt in NBA 3X Philippines as last year’s two other three-peat achievers—Team Alcaraz led by actor Marco Alcaraz in the Celebrity Division, and Three-Point Shootout King JC Baltazar—were replaced by new champions in their respective categories.

The Captain Alvin Patrimonio and JunMacasaet joins in the NBA 3X action

The Celebrity Division was won by Team Yan, headlined by TV personality Bobby Yan and anchored by Azkal footballer Aly Borromeo, Jun Macasaet and 3-time NBA 3X Slam Dunk Champion David Carlos. Other personalities who saw action in this division included running guru Rio de la Cruz, PBA Legend Alvin Patrimonio, ex-PBA players and collegiate stars Vince Hizon, Christian Luanzon and Derick Hubalde, musicians Yael Yuzon and Mong Alcaraz, and media personalities TJ Manotoc, Mark Zambrano, Nikko Ramos, and Marco Benitez.

Team Yan (Bobby Yan, Aly Borromeo, JunMacasaetand David Carlos) triumphed in the Celebrity Division of NBA 3X Philippines 2016 presented by Panasonic

“We have been looking forward to this tournament all year and have kept ourselves active ever since to play well on this stage. NBA 3X has inspired us to work harder on improving our skills and chemistry for future competitions,” said Ian Garrido, who together with playing coach Rocky Acidre, Rutger Acidre and Mark Anthony Dolimon, aced their fourth appearance in the tournament with solid rebounding, consistent outside shooting and strong defensive play.


 Team EGS Elit 4-Peat Champions of the Men’s Open Division of NBA 3X Philippines 2016

Meanwhile, Team Jacob Liit topped the Under-16 Boys Division, and BRODIAC, headlined by Kenjie Duremdes and National University standout Rhayyan Amsali secured the Under-18 Boys category. In the Girls Division, Balon Dagupan A won the Under-16 crown while National University-A took home the Women’s Open Division trophy.


Stellar defense allowed Team EGS Elite to sail to their fourth straight championship in NBA 3X Philippines 2016 presented by Panasonic 

In the individual categories, Jerome Hamac from Zamboanga is this year’s Panasonic Three-Point Shootout Champion, Gabriel Aveno from Bulacan is the Sprite Diskarte Like A King Challenge Champion and Axl Tolentino of Caloocan is the Panasonic Shooting Stars Champion.

During the three-day basketball event, young athletes from the Special Olympics Philippines experienced the NBA Cares basketball clinic conducted by the 2013-14 NBA Rookie of the Year Michael Carter-Williams of the Milwaukee Bucks. Fans present during the weekend at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall were entertained by the Minnesota Timberwolves Dancers’ high-energy halftime routines and L.A. Clippers mascot Chuck the Condor showcased his signature moves and stratospheric dunks. 

The official partners of NBA 3X Philippines 2016 presented by Panasonic include CloudFone, Globe Telecom, Touch Mobile, and Sprite, with SM Mall of Asia and Spalding serving as Supporting Partners.  Official NBA broadcasters for the event are ABS-CBN Sports and Action, Basketball TV, and NBA Premium TV. 

For more information on NBA 3X Philippines 2016, log on to www.nba3x.com/philippines.  Fans can also get event updates by following the NBA on Twitter at www.twitter.com/nba_philippines and through Facebook at www.facebook.com/nba3xasia and www.facebook.com/philsnba.  For all things NBA, visit www.nba.com.

About the NBA

The NBA is a global sports and media business built around three professional sports leagues: the National Basketball Association, the Women’s National Basketball Association, and the NBA Development League.  The league has established a major international presence with games and programming in 215 countries and territories in 49 languages, and NBA merchandise for sale in more than 125,000 stores in 100 countries on 6 continents.  NBA rosters at the start of the 2015-16 season featured 100 international players from 37 countries and territories.  NBA Digital’s assets include NBA.com and the NBA app, which achieved record traffic during the 2014-15 season, as well as NBA TV.  The NBA has created one of the largest social media communities in the world, with more than one billion likes and followers globally across all league, team, and player platforms.  Through NBA Cares, the league addresses important social issues by working with internationally recognized youth-serving organizations that support education, youth and family development, and health-related causes.

About Panasonic Manufacturing Philippines Corporation

Panasonic Manufacturing Philippines Corporation (PMPC), with factories located in Taytay, Rizal and in Sta. Rosa, Laguna is a manufacturer, importer, and distributor of electronic, electrical, mechanical, electro-mechanical appliances, other types of machines, parts and components and related products bearing the brand name, “Panasonic” in the Philippines.  PMPC primarily manufactures refrigerators, air conditioners, washing machines, and electric fans.  The company has a wide base of sales, distribution, and service centers strategically located at key municipalities, cities, and provinces all over the Philippines.  PMPC posted a sales performance of 8.7 billion pesos for the year ended March 31, 2016.  For more information about the company, please visit PMPC’s website at http://www.panasonic.com/ph.


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