BASKETBALLCON (BCON), a basketball lifestyle conference, will be staged at the Activate Hoop Arena in Mandaluyong City on June 25.
The event features a 3v3 streetball challenge, panel talks with some of the most successful figures in the industry, web3 emerging technology sessions, exhibitor booths, live hip-hop music and streetball dribbling exhibitions.
Three-time National Basketball Association champion and current Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Handy will be the keynote speaker at this year’s inaugural event.
Handy is a renowned basketball coach, having worked with some of the most successful basketball teams and players in the world.
He has won three NBA championships as a coach and has worked with some of the biggest names in basketball, including LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Kawai Leonard, Anthony Davis, and Kyrie Irving.
Handy is known for his ability to connect with players and develop their skills, making him one of the most sought-after coaches in the industry.
There will be an open forum about one of the most hotly-debated topics in basketball—GOAT—about who is the greatest basketball player of all time.
NBA Top Shot Philippine collectors and sneakerheads will have a special meet up.
The exhibitor booths will feature the latest basketball gear, sneakers, apparel, accessories and memorabilia from the most popular brands in the industry.
A crossover of streetball exhibitions and dance battles will be performed by some of the most talented players and freestylers in the country.
“We’re thrilled to be bringing BASKETBALLCON to Manila,” said BCON event director and founder Marco Selorio. “Our aim is to create an event that celebrates the Filipino passion for basketball, builds community and showcases the incredible talent in the country.”