NBA's Rockets, Pacers to battle at MOA Arena?
MANILA, Philippines --- And the first NBA pre-season game in the Philippines might finally be held.
The Mall of Asia Arena, in a series of tweets using their official @MOAArena account, teased Filipino basketball fans that "BIG THINGS ARE COMING TO MOA ARENA."
This development might fulfill what the SM Group, led by Hans Sy, has been working on since last year, when news first surfaced that an NBA pre-season matchup will be conducted in this basketball-crazed nation.
ESPN writer Brian Windhorst actually tweeted about this almost a week ago, saying that Li Shuang Fu, an NBA writer for Sina, shared that the Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State Warriors will meet in preseason tussles in China while the Houston Rockets and the Indiana Pacers lock horns first in Taipei, then in the Philippines.
If things fall into place, Filipino hoops aficionados will be witnesses to two of the NBA's most exciting young talents in James Harden and Paul George while also being part of Jeremy Lin's return tour to Asia.