Update: NBA vs Smart Gilas, PBA tune-up game tickets are now available!
“Kobe,Chris Paul,Tyreke Evans,Deandre Jordan,James Harden,Derrick Williams + 2 more @ d Araneta on July 23-24. Buy ur tickets now! 9115555," Talk n' Text head coach Chot Reyes tweeted earlier.
"SMART ULTIMATE ALL STAR WEEKEND TICKETS: Patron P5500 Lower Box P3800 Upper A 1500 Upper B 800 GA 350," he added.
Update made at 2p.m. on July 15
Update (July 16, 2011, 10PM):
"Update on Smart Ultimate All Star Weekend tickets: Only Upper B and GA tickets left! Better rush to your nearest TicketNet outlet TOMORROW!" - from the Araneta Center
"Derek Fisher joining the NBA roster" -from Coach Chot Reyes
Update (July 18, 2011, 12AM):
Derrick Rose added on the NBA stars list. - The Philippine Star
So here's the final NBA cast then:
1. Kobe Bryant
2. Chris Paul
3. Tyreke Evans
4. DeAndre Jordan replaced by Kevin Durant
5. James Harden
6. Derrick Williams
7. Derek Fisher
8. Derrick Rose
9. Javale McGee
Meanwhile, the PBA line-up looks like this:
1. James Yap
2. Marc Pingris
3. Mark Caguioa
4. JC Intal
5. Arwin Santos
6. Rabeh Al-Hussaini
7. Ryan Reyes
8. Jason Castro
9. Larry Fonacier
10. Sonny Thoss
11. LA Tenorio
12. Sol Mercado
13. Gary David
14. Gabe Norwood
15. Danny Seigle
All Smart Gilas team members would probably be playing.
The first game of "Smart Ultimate All Star Weekend" will be between NBA and PBA at 7 p.m. on July 23. NBA will then meet the Smart Gilas Pilipinas team at 1 p.m. on July 24.
Update (July 18, 2011, 2pm):
- Only GA tickets left
- Reservations no longer accepted, kindly BUY your tickets at the nearest TicketNet office/outlet
- TicketNet Box Office at the Coliseum's YELLOW GATE is open 9am-9pm
- All SM TicketNet outlets are open 9am-8pm
(Announcement from The Araneta Center)
Update (July 18, 2011, 9PM):
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“Kevin Durant is coming to replace Deandre Jordan in the Smart Ultimate All Star Weekend,” Chot Reyes said in a text message to InterAksyon (TV5's news website).
Update (July 19, 2011, 6pm):
Tickets sold out!
"There are currently no tickets left for all levels for both days of the Smart Ultimate Basketball Weekend. We are awaiting TicketNet's advice on whether or not they will be releasing additional tickets. We will let you know ASAP and rest assured that ALL your concerns have been forwarded to them. Thank you." - The Araneta Center
Update (July 20, 2011, 12AM)
Javale McGee is the final addition to the NBA line-up. - Coach Chot Reyes via Twitter
Update (July 20, 2011, 4PM)
It appears that additional tickets were released 3 hours ago. However, they have all been sold now. Please add The Araneta Center on Facebook to get updates on the tickets.
Update (July 21, 2011, 10:30AM)
"Updates on the Smart Ultimate All-star Weekend:
- We will be opening additional sections on the 23rd and 24th, on a first come first served pay-as-you-enter basis. Kindly wait for further announcements on what time this will begin." -The Araneta Center
Update (July 22, 2011, 10PM)
"Additional tickets for the Ultimate All Star game tomorrow will be available for sale only at the Red and Green gates of the Araneta Coliseum. Not SM TicketNet outlets.
Ticket selling will begin between 5-6pm. Gates will open at 6pm, after those who watched the UAAP games have been ushered out of the Big Dome.
To discourage scalpers, a first come first served, pay as you enter policy will be enforced and only ONE ticket will be sold to each person in line. Come and lineup early for better chances of buying your desired tickets." - The Araneta Center
Update (July 23, 2011, 5pm):
"Additional tickets to the Smart All Stars vs. Smart Gilas game tomorrow will be available for sale at the Green and Red gates of the Araneta Coliseum starting 11am!" - The Araneta Center
The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas has reportedly finalized a match-up between NBA All-stars and Smart Gilas Pilipinas as well as NBA All-stars versus a PBA selection. The exhibition games are scheduled on July 23 and 24, 2011 at the Araneta Coliseum, according to reports.
|NBA All-stars versus Smart Gilas, PBA this July 25-26, 2011 at the Araneta Coliseum|
Among the PBA players set to face the NBA stars are James Yap, Marc Pingris, Rabah Al-Hussaini, Arwind Santos, Mark Caguioa, LA Tenorio, Gary David and Gabe Norwood. (Update: According to Inquirer Sports, the official PBA roster includes Yap, Pingris, Caguioa, Intal, Santos, Al Hussaini, Cabagnot, Reyes, Fonacier, Thoss, Mercado, David, Norwood, Seigle.)
The Smart Gilas Pilipinas team aims to use the tune-up games as replacement for their canceled European training trip. The team is set to play in the Jones Cup in Chinese Taipei in August.
The event is also said to be a post-birthday celebration of basketball chief Manny V. Pangilinan who turns 65 this July 14th.
Update: According to TJ Manotoc, the basketball extravaganza will be held on July 23 and 24, not on the 25th and 26th as earlier reported. Final announcements are still to be made on Friday, though.