By Val Marvin Macanas
You may now tryout for the Sprite uncontainable game for a chance to receive a free trip to the NBA All Star 2013 and play with NBA stars such as Kobe Bryant (Team intense) and LeBron James (Team Sudden) and for a chance to win exciting prizes. How? Well, if you have registered to play in the NBA 3X Philippines that started last Friday, August 17, 2012, you have an outright chance to be scouted by the Sprite Uncontainable Game Scouts and Judges. If you're registered, just show to the crowd how good you are in playing basketball. If you can shoot the ball then show them your scoring skills. Prove to the scouts of the uncontainable game that you have what it takes to help your team win.
As a tip, Team Intense is looking for basketball players who are quick, strategic and smart players who have well polished basketball skills just like Kobe Bryant. On the other hand, Team Sudden is looking for players who can make big plays that can WOW the crowd. Players who can dunk and who can make out of this world shots on the court are the ones who will fit in with the style of play of Team Intense. Players who play like LeBron James are the ones that are needed in Team Intense.
If you want to be spotted by the scouts show to them what you can do on these following dates:
1. August 17-19 at the NBA 3X Philippines at Mall of Asia Arena and PICC. This is for those who pre-registered for the 3 on 3 basketball tournament etc.
2.If you failed to register for the NBA 3X Philippines at MOA, there will be tryouts in some provinces such as in Iloilo on August 25-26. I will post the provincial tryouts schedule later once I receive it from NBA Philippines.
3. You can also post your individual video showing your dunks, your mad basketball skills or any move that can wow the scouts in this link Sprite Uncontainable Game Video Contest and ask your friends to view and to vote for your video.
By the way, I had the opportunity to attend the opening ceremonies of the NBA 3x Philippines. I met Brook Lopez of the Brooklyn Nets and the Charlotte Lady Cats Dancers.
I chatted with them and I asked them some questions. Here's a transcript of my conversation with them.
Me: What are your chances this coming Season?
Brook: We have a high chance of making it to the Playoffs especially now that we have added great players such as Joe Johnson.
Me: What can you say about the Dwight Howard trade?
Brook: It was good. It worked out well for the Lakers. They're gonna be a good test for us.
Me: How's Jay-Z as a team owner?
Brook Lopez: He's a fantastic guy. I'm very excited to play for him in the Barkley Center. We have nice facilities.
Me: What do you think about the addition of Joe Johnson and the contract extension of Deron Williams?
Brook: Well, for sure it's gonna be an exciting Season for us. We now have very good guards. They will get a lot of attention. That will make it easier for us to score.
Me: Kemba Walker is my favorite Bobcat. What can you say about him?
Chimere (one of the Charlotte Lady Cats Dancers) : Kemba is a hard-working player and he is young. He is a nice person. He is like a little fireball. He does a great job everygame.
My friend Roy: Are there any Filipina dancer in your group?
Charlotte Lady Cats Dancers (CLCD): None yet. Bring them on! They may check out our YouTube videos and our website (for try-outs).
Roy: What do you think about the NBA fans?
CLCD: They are awesome.
Roy: What do you think about the upcoming NBA Season?
CLCD: It's gonna be great. We're excited about it. We're looking forward to it.
Roy: What do you think about Michael Jordan?
CLCD: We love Michael. He is an inspiration.