MANILA, PHILIPPINES, Sept. 9, 2016 – Are you always shooting crumpled paper in the trash can? Do you often aim imaginary basketballs in the air pretending to be Kobe Bryant or even picture yourself as the next Steph Curry in your own backyard?
Now get your camera phones ready and unleash the NBA star in you because it’s time to put that basketball craze into good use. Whether you’re shooting basketballs or some replica thereof, you can join the #ShootLikeTheNBA promotion launched on NBA Philippines Facebook.
Think of the most creative way to shoot a basketball, ping pong ball, rubber ball, crumpled paper, or any other object through anything that resembles a hoop. Use your imagination, do it with flair, throw it up with gusto, blindfold yourself, tie one arm behind your back, and shoot like the NBA! Capture the sequence on video and upload on your Facebook or Instagram account set to public with the hashtag #ShootLikeTheNBA.
Entries will be judged based on creativity with the Top 2 entries winning one (1) ticket each to the NBA Global Games China 2016 in Shanghai featuring the Houston Rockets and New Orleans Pelicans. The winners will also join local celebrity Gerald Anderson to experience the NBA Global Games in Shanghai on Oct. 9 at the Mercedes-Benz Arena. Runners-up will receive exclusive NBA merchandise.
The 10th edition of NBA Global Games China will be headlined by Houston Rockets’ four-time NBA All-Star and 2012 Olympic gold medalist James Harden, 2011-2012 Most Improved Player Ryan Anderson, and 2009 NBA Champion Trevor Ariza as well as New Orleans Pelicans’ three-time NBA All-Star and 2012 Olympic gold medalist Anthony Davis, 2016 No. 6 overall draft pick Buddy Hield, and 2013 NBA All-Star Jrue Holiday.
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 TV, NBA.com and the NBA App, which achieved record viewership and traffic during the 2015-16 season. 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.