According to @patriciahizon via twitter, only point and shoot cameras will be allowed on the exhibition games.
I remember last time that the announcer from the Kobe Byrant Manila Tour 2011 repeatedly says that cameras and video cams are not allowed but the fans decline the call. There are still no words from the officials why they are not allowing DSLR’s on the Smart Ultimate All Star Weekend Game but I suspect that this could be something to do with copyrights.
Really really BAD.
Derek Fisher who serves as the president of the National Basketball Players Association will be playing in Manila this coming July 23-24, 2011 for the Smart Ultimate All Star Weekend. This just shows that there ain’t no high-level negotiations going on in the NBA but despite of that, a schedule was released for the NBA 2011-2012 season.
News from ABS-CBN:
According to the draw, the regular season will start on November 1 when last season’s champions, the Dallas Mavericks, host the Chicago Bulls in Texas. Later that same night, the Los Angeles Lakers, the champions the previous season, host the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Most teams, including Miami Heat, will start their seasons on November 2. The Heat, led by their Big Three of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, will start their season in New York against the Knicks.
The Mavericks and Heat, last season’s Eastern Conference champions, will face each other for the first time since their NBA finals showdown in Dallas on Christmas Day.
The All-Star weekend was scheduled for Feb. 24-26 in Florida while the Orlando Magic and the New Jersey Nets will lock horns in London on March 7 and 8 as part of the NBA’s annual overseas excursion.
After the exhibition games, all eyes will be on Derek Fisher on what will be his next action. For sure, he doesn’t want to scrap the NBA 2011-2012 season but if thing’s ain’t going nowhere, everybody else doesn’t have a choice.
What: Smart Ultimate All Star Weekend
When: July 23, 2011 @ 7pm | July 24, 2011 @ 1pm
Who: NBA Stars Vs. PBA All-Stars / Smart Gilas Pilipinas
Where: Araneta Coliseum
Ticket prices are as follows:
Patron-P5500, Lower Box-P3800, Upper A-P1500, Upper B-P800, and GA-P350.
NBA Line up:
- Kobe Bryant
- Derrick Rose
- Kevin Durant
- Chris Paul
- Derek Fisher
- Tyreke Evans
- James Harden
- Derrick Williams
- JaVale McGee
Possible starting line up for the NBA squad will be. Chris Paul on point, Derrick Rose will play shooting guard, Kobe Bryant on number 3 spot, Kevin Durant as a PF and JaVale Mcgee will be the man in the middle.