Sprite Slam Dunk Contest Champion Crowned

Manila, Philippines, 2 July 2011 - Crowds thronged the first ever NBA 3-on-3 Philippines 2011 presented by Sprite as teams battled it out to get to the finals and NBA Talents entertained spectators with their performance and energy.

Today also saw the first Sprite Slam Dunk Contest Champion crowned as he left his competitors in the dust by making a high powered dunk and earning scores of 10 from all the judges (comprising of NBA Legend Horace Grant and the Knicks City Dancers).

The public participated in interactive games and activities with the NBA Talent during the NBA Halftime show and at the various booths at the event. This included the Sprite booth where they got cool premiums and photo opportunities, and the Energen booth where they challenged their shooting skills by joining the Energen Sharp Shooter contest to win shopping vouchers.

Special guest band X3M featured in today’s line up of NBA entertainment and gave a live performance late in the afternoon, after their match in the competition. Tomorrow’s celebrity teams will be from Solar, Studio 23 and former PBA players. Fans are encouraged to come down and cheer on their favorite celebrities!

Earlier in the day, the NBA Talents travelled to the Pasay City Sports Complex where NBA Legend Horace Grant gave a clinic to 100 kids from the Coke Hoopla basketball grassroots program and took photos with the kids. The Pasay City Mayor was also on hand to witness the activity.

There is still a chance for basketball aficionados, mall goers and those who did not get to register for the 3-on-3 to still be part of the action. They can come down and participate in the Energen Skills Challenge on July 3 (11am) and win cool prizes from the NBA! Registration will be on site.

Sunday will also feature all the finals matches so come on down and don’t miss any of the action!