The Biggest NBA Store outside U.S.
That’s right! According to NBA SVP and Managing Director for Asia & India, Scott Levy, the NBA Store located at Glorietta 3 in Ayala, Makati is by far the biggest NBA store outside United States of America and in Asia. This was confirmed by Levy during the inaugural opening for VIPs and media last night at the 2nd floor of the NBA Store in Makati. The NBA Store Philippines officially opens today, Dec. 6, to the public.
Aside from Scott, also present from last night were NBA Asia, VP, Global Media Distribution & Global Merchandising Group, Geraldine Pamphile; No. 32 Washington Wizards/Detroit Pistons/Chicago Bulls, Guard/Forward, Rick “Rip” Hamilton; and Globe Telecom President & CEO Ernest Cu.
Authentic NBA merchandise, memorabilia, and apparel
Managed by International Athletic Trading Company, Inc., the NBA Store in Manila will offer basketball aficionados authentic NBA merchandise and memorabilia. That’s is so true and that’s what we saw last night as we were there to grace the opening of the biggest NBA store in Asia. There are lot of merchandise to choose from and we just can’t get over with it. The only item we can’t find are Michael Jordan‘s rare collection No. 23 Chicago Bulls t-shirts which are considered to be premium and are not available yet in the NBA Store in Manila.
Nonetheless, we settled, bought and brought home LeBron “King” James No. 23 Cavs t-shirts and the official NBA icon shirt that completed our basket.
“Basketball is a way of life in the Philippines, and we are excited to be working witht he NBA to open an official NBA Store right her in Manila,” said Melvin Lloyd Lim, President and CEO, International Athletic Trading Company, Inc. “The NBA STore will not only offer the country’s widest range of NBA merchandise and apparel, it will be a destination for future NBA activities, something our Filipino fans can look forward to.”
NBA Store schedules
The NBA Store opens from 10 AM to 9 PM (Sunday to Thursday) and 10 AM to 10 PM (Friday and Saturday).
For more information and the latest news and updates on the NBA Store and all things NBA, visit www.nba.com and follow www.facebook.com/philsnba on Facebook and www.twitter.com/nba_philippines on Twitter.
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