The significance or even prestige of the Asian Games – at least in men’s basketball – has diminished through the decades because it carries no automatic qualification to the FIBA World Cup or Summer Olympics.
The Philippines first played host to the FIBA World Cup (known as the World Basketball Championship since 2014) during its 8th edition from October 1-14, 1978.
To welcome the world’s biggest basketball tournament, Smart has transformed the SM Mall of Asia (MOA) Ball into a giant basketball with a hoop, considered as one of the most awe-inspiring, larger-than-life basketball tributes the country has ever seen.
Filipino basketball fans all over the country will get a chance to see the top prize in international basketball as the Naismith Trophy will be flown to Cebu, Davao, Manila, and Ilocos Norte for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 Trophy Tour
The much-anticipated FIBA Hall of Fame Ceremony will take place on August 23, two days prior to the tip-off of the highly awaited FIBA Men’s Basketball World Cup 2023.
As the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 sweeps the Philippines in the next few weeks, FIBA global partner and mobile services provider Smart Communications, Inc. is giving Filipino basketball fans the chance to witness and experience this historic sports event, live and exclusive.
Long before he reached the national consciousness with his all-around dominance in basketball, Class 2023 FIBA Hall of Fame inductee Carlos (Caloy) Loyzaga dabbled in other sports.
Unknown to many local hoop fans, the do-it-all 6-3 Loyzaga also was a sought-after prospect even after his Red Lions days were over.
The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC), on Wednesday (July 19), hosted the final Inter-Agency Meeting for the FIBA World Cup (FIBAWC) at the fabled Rizal Memorial Coliseum in Manila.
ArenaPlus, an online sports betting platform in the country, proudly announced its partnership with International Basketball Association (FIBA), supported by TV5 Cignal Ultra, to become the official sportsbook partner for the highly anticipated World Basketball Cup 2023.