The National Basketball Association will host its first-ever event in Thailand with the NBA 3-on-3 Thailand 2011 presented by Singha Drinking Water, the league announced yesterday.
Featuring Hall of Famer Chris Mullin, the NBA 3-on-3 Thailand 2011 will take place in Bangkok at CentralWorld on Sept 10 and 11.
The competition, which will provide youth with an opportunity to hone their basketball skills and compete amongst their peers, is open to 11-19-year-old boys and girls and also features a division for adult men.
Registration began yesterday at Central Plaza Pin Klao, Central Plaza Bang Na and CentralWorld on a first come first serve basis and runs until Sept 6.
Mullin, who played for the Golden State Warriors and the Indiana Pacers, was a five-time NBA All-Star (1989-1993) and won two Olympic gold medals in 1984 1992 with the USA team. He will make appearances and interact with fans through clinics and community events.
“I’m really looking forward to visiting Thailand and taking part in the NBA’s first event in the country,” Mullin said in a statement.
“I have heard great things about Thailand and can’t wait to meet the fans and work with them on developing their basketball skills during my trip.”
Other NBA-style activities include a slam dunk contest and a skills challenge event. There will also be appearances by one of the league’s most popular dance teams, the Miami Heat Dancers, as well as Grizz, the mascot of the Memphis Grizzlies