Some Filipino celebrities participated in the NBA 3X Philippines 2018 presented by AXA. Among them were Billy Crawford, Eric “Eruption” Tai, Marco Alcaraz and Sudan “Superman” Daniel, the members of the team called Killa Crossover.
The Killa Crossover was crowned the champion of the Celebrity Division of NBA 3X Philippines 2018, the eighth edition of the annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament featuring men’s and women’s teams and authentic NBA entertainment. The event took place at the Music Hall of SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines from August 25-26, 2018.
Tai is a rugby player, a model and a former host of the variety show “It’s Showtime.” Crawford, an international singer and actor, is one of the current hosts of the TV show but he has been on leave since he got married with Coleen Garcia, also a former host of the show.
Alcaraz, an actor and a model, is married to 2005 Miss International Precious Lara Quigaman. The only professional basketball player of Killa Crossover was Daniel, a former National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) most valuable player awardee.
Five-time NBA All-Star Tim Hardaway Sr. and NBA Champion Brian Scalabrine of the Boston Celtics attended the NBA 3X Philippines 2018. The Detroit Pistons Extreme Team also entertained the audience with their aerial dunks and acrobatic performance.
Scalabrine, Hardaway and a member of the Detroit Pistons Extreme Team were among the judges of the Slam Dunk competition. It was won by David Carlos, who recently won the bronze medal in the 2018 FIBA 3×3 World Cup.
Aside from the Celebrity Division, the NBA 3X Philippines 2018 also had Men’s Open and Women’s Open divisions as well as Boys Under 13, Boys Under 16, Boys Under 18, Girls Under 18 divisions and the AXA Division, which showcased skilled athletes from the world’s largest and fastest growing life insurance company.
In the AXA Division, 2017 runner-up Go Elite came out on top after beating the CL Warriors. The members of the winning team were Edster Sy, Ronald Lim, Nicolo Chua and Florante Salazar.
AXA Philippines was the presenting partner of NBA 3X Philippines 2018. ABS-CBN S+A, Basketball TV and NBA Premium TV were the official NBA broadcasters for the event while CloudFone, Gatorade, Nike, Panasonic, Rexona, PLDT and Smart were the official partners with SM Mall of Asia an Spalding as supporting partners.
For more information on NBA 3X Philippine 2018, visit www.nba3x.com/ philippines, Facebook.com/ philsnba and @NBA_Philippines on Twitter.