Atlanta Hawks centre and two-time NBA All-Star Al Horford will highlight the event in London’s Ducketts Common on July 13-14. Horford will return to the capital with his Atlanta Hawks team as they take on the Brooklyn Nets in a regular-season game at The O2 next January.
Following London, NBA 3X will visit Manchester’s City Square at The Etihad on July 19-20 with Spain centre Serge Ibaka paying advance visit ahead of the Oklahoma City Thunder’s trip to the MEN Arena for a pre-season game against the Philadelphia 76ers on October 8.
“We are thrilled to be welcoming NBA 3X back to the UK for the second consecutive year,” said Benjamin Morel, NBA Senior Vice President, Europe. “Fans and players alike can expect a truly authentic NBA experience and a unique opportunity to meet two of the league’s top players, ahead of an exciting schedule of NBA games in both cities.”
NBA 3X combines a competitive 3-on-3 basketball tournament with free interactive basketball activities, including the adidas Skills Challenge Court, the Foot Locker pop-a-shots, and the StubHub Knockout competition. The NBA 3X experience also includes autograph sessions, music and live DJ’s, NBA merchandise giveaways, prizing and much more.
The 3-on-3 tournament comprises of teams of four players and is open for boys and girls of all skill levels in the following categories: under-12, under-14, under-16, under-18, and an 18+ open category.