Indiana Pacers’ swingman, Paul George is once again heading back to Manila to join the NBA stars that will be battling it out with our very own Gilas Pilipinas at the Last Home Stand All-Star Charity Event happening on July 22 and 23 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Paul George will be teaming up with other NBA superstars including Blake Griffin, Damian Lillard, DeMarDeRozan, Kyle Lowry, Kawhi Leonard and Paul Pierce. Elite basketball skills development coach John Lucas II is also expected to arrive this week.
Update: James Harden will be replacing Paul Pierce. Tyson Chandler, Terrence Ross, Ed Davis, and Brandon Jennings are also expected to arrive next week.
“œThis is a fitting send-off for Gilas as they defend the Philippine flag at the 2014 FIBA World Cup. This is our grand comeback to the world stage, so having a special pick-up game with a powerhouse cast of players will definitely rally the spirits of Filipinos and inspire the boys to play harder,” Gilas Pilipinas head coach Chot Reyes said.
“œIt is important for PLDT HOME to be represented in the world of sports as it continues to resonate with parallelisms to real life,” said PLDT executive vice president and head of Home Business Ariel P. Fermin. “œAs an illustration, the values of the game ““ togetherness, celebration, sacrifice are also true for a family that aspires to achieve a common ambition. Sports inspire family members to achieve more and move as one. And this is what we do for our national team, Gilas. We give them unwavering support from one home team to another to get as far.”
Tickets for the event start at Php 750. Visit lasthomestand.pldthome.com for more details.