MOA Arena set to host NBA regular-season game, says official


The first NBA pre-season game in the Philippines might finally be held. The Mall of Asia Arena made a series of tweets using their official twitter account,┬áteased Filipino basketball fans that “BIG THINGS ARE COMING TO MOA ARENA.” Then later Mall of Asia general manager Arnel Gonzales confirmed the news to Spin.ph 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.

MOA Arena set to host NBA regular-season game, says official

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.’

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