The Last Homestand, featuring Gilas Pilipinas and their new addition Andray Blatche vs a collection of NBA players, is set to take place on July 22 and July 23.
The gates at Smart Araneta coliseum open on Tuesday at 4 p.m. local time.
The actual games will take place at 8 p.m. on each evening.
The games will be broadcast on TV5, through which live streaming will also be available.
The NBA stars final lineup is:
Damian Lillard (Trailblazers), DeMar DeRozan (Raptors), Blake Griffin (Clippers), Kawhi Leonard (Spurs), Kyle Lowry (Raptors), Nick Johnson (Rockets), Paul George (Pacers), Tyson Chandler (Mavericks), Brandon Jennings (Pistons), Terrence Ross (Raptors), James Harden (Rockets), and Ed Davis (Lakers).
“We came and played the Indiana Pacers last year and the crowd was amazing so I’m just happy to be back here in the Philippines,” said Harden, reported the Philippine Star.
“We have a great group of guys that came out and want to put in a good show to the fans and give back to the community. It is an opportunity for us to see the world and interact with different cultures. We are all excited to be out here and enjoy our time,” added Lowry.
The Gilas roster is:
Jimmy Alapag, Lewis Alfred Tenorio, Jeffrei Allan Chan, Jayson Castro William, Gary David, Ranidel De Ocampo, Gabriel Daniel Norwood, Marcus Eugene Douthit, Larry Alexander Fonacier, June Mar Fajardo, Japeth Paul Aguilar, Andray Blatche (Nets), and Jean Marc Pingris.
“We have to take it seriously for us to be ready for the Worlds,” saidGilas point guard Tenorio.
“Hopefully, the players can help us improve on what we need to improve.”