September 28, 2011

Clyde Drexler Headlines NBA Madness Phils., 2011

National Basketball Association legend, Clyde Drexler, is in the country to take part in NBA Madness Philippines 2011 which is presented by Petron and jointly organized by NBA and Solar Entertainment.

This is one invite I couldn't resist, meet and greet with Clyde 'the Glide' at Palladium, New World Hotel. This is Drexler's first time to visit the Philippines and he said he was happy to see our country. He added "despite the bad weather, the Filipinos are very warm and friendly". He gamely answered questions thrown by the media. This man has got a good sense of humor.

Orlando Magic Dancers and Portland Trailblazers Dancers performed one of their dance acts. They also answered few questions from the media.

NBA Madness is a free fan event featuring basketball clinics and games, including the Clyde Drexler Challenge, in which fans can compete against the NBA legend for prizes. Drexler will give fans a unique insider perspective as he provides live commentary at viewing parties showing some of the NBA's greatest games.

The event will also feature dance team performances, Asia Miles Dance Clinics, autograph sessions, and a video game corner featuring the newest NBA video game, NBA2K12. Fans can take part in the excitement of NBA Madness Philippines 2011 on October 1at the SM Southmall and October 2 at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall. In addition to the mall events, the first-ever NBA Madness Team Spirit School Tour will bring Orlando Magic Dancers and Portland Trailblazers Dancers to five schools in Manila to conduct free dance clinics for campus dance teams from September 28 to September 30.

As part of NBA Cares, the NBA and the SM Foundation will also partner to conduct a Read To Achieve read and play session for 100 underprivileged kids from all over Metro Manila on September 29 at the Skydome at SM City North EDSA.

Drexler and the dancers will also make a stop at the Finals of the Coors Light NBA Pop-A-Shot Tour 2011, which takes places on September 29 at the Metrowalk in Pasig City.


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