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Thursday, February 14, 2013

NBA regular-season game at MOA Arena says official

The NBA is coming to Manila this year, not to hold an exhibition game but no less than a regular season match. Mall of Asia general manager Arnel Gonzales confirmed the news to Spin.ph on Thursday, saying the regular season game might feature the Indiana Pacers led by Danny Granger and the Houston Rockets of James Harden and Asian-American star Jeremy Lin.

However, Gonzales insisted nothing is yet certain on which teams will be coming over, saying it will depend on the negotiations.

"It will be historic for the Philippines and for any venue for that manner," Gonzales said. "It's part of the program of Mall of Asia to bring in world-class entertainment. And this is basically the first step."

The state-of-the-art arena piqued the interest of sports fans on Thursday when it posted on its Twitter account a poster of an NBA ball and the words: 'Big things are coming.'