Originally written on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 10/19/14
The teasers were already around, but it can now be confirmed, after someone broke the news last night, then the press conference that made it official. The Philippines will have the privilege of having its first-ever NBA preseason game on October 10 at the Mall of Asia Arena. So yes, fake basketball will be in our midst. The two teams involved are the Houston Rockets and the Indiana Pacers. So yes, the likes of Paul George, Lance Stephenson and Gerald Green are going to wage war on the rim against the Turkish Hammer, Lisnanity and the Beard. No less than the retiring NBA commissioner David Stern made the announcement, via a taped message, which was then followed by Celtic legend and current Rockets head coach Kevin McHale. The preseason game in Pasay is one of eight matches that comprise the NBA Global Games for the upcoming 2013-14 season, which includes matches in China, Spain, England and for the first time, in Brazil. The Philippines has not been strangers to seeing NBA teams and players in the shores, whether as guests or as participants in exhibition matches. Back in 1979, then NBA champions Washington Bullets played a couple of exhibitions against [...]

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