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NBA Stars arrive in Manila, share excitement via Facebook and Twitter upon their arrival (Video)

By on Jul 22, 2011 in Asia, Basketball, Lifestyle, Sports, United States Comments

Manila, Philippines – Eight NBA stars arrived in Manila today, Friday, July 22, 2011, as shown in the video below; and shared their excitement via Facebook and Twitter upon their arrival.



NBA vs Smart Gilas in Manila
Image Credit: DirectoryManila.net

As noted in local news sites, the NBA stars who arrived before lunch include 2011 MVP Derrick Rose, James Harden, Tyreke Evans, Chris Paul, Javale McGee and Derrick Williams.

Javale McGee of Washington Wizards posted a video of their arrival, using his official TwitVid account, Pierre McGee with a caption “So much love on Manila!!!!!!”

Later, McGee, who also refers himself as “Pierre“, posted on Twitter (@JaValeMcGee34) a photo of a Philippine jeep, with a caption “Pierre gone plank on one of these!!!”

“S/O to all my fans in Manila. They showed me love at the airport.” Tyreke Evans of Sacramento Kings (@thetyrekeevans), tweeted.

“Just touched down in the Philippines!! Some serious hoop fans out here! Who’s coming to see us play?” Chicago Bulls’ Derrick Rose wrote on his official Facebook page.

“What a WELCOME from the fans here in Manila!!! Can’t wait to get out on the court 2moro!!! #yesirrrr,” Chris Paul (@CP3) of New Orleans Hornets tweeted.

“I need some shout outs from the Philippines!! Lol” Derrick Williams of Minnesota Timberwolves tweeted, and followed another one later, “went to the gucci store.. biggest size shoe they had was a 10 lol”

Meanwhile, Los Angeles Laker’s Kobe Bryant, who just visited the country earlier and is now in Shanghai, China for his last stop for his Nike Asia tour, will return on Saturday to join the NBA stars.

The NBA stars will play against a PBA selection on Araneta Coliseum on Saturday, July 23 at around 7 p.m. (local time); and against the Philippine National Basketball Team, Smart Gilas at 1 p.m. the next day, Sunday.


NBA Stars arrive in Manila
Video Credit: Javale [email protected] McGee/TwitVid



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