NBA-India Press Release: The NBA will be hosting the inaugural NBA 3x in Mumbai on October 20-21 at the Inorbit Mall in Malad. The free interactive event will combine basketball and entertainment to bring an unprecedented NBA experience to fans in Mumbai.
The 3-on-3 tournament will have two age divisions: 16-18 and 18-23. The winners in from the cities of Delhi, Hyderabad and Chennai will be flown to Mumbai to compete in a National Championship on October 21. The national champions in each division will qualify to participate in a 2013 FIBA/NBA Asia 3-on-3 basketball tournament.
Two of India's top DJs - Clement and Ajit - will perform on October 20 while award winning singer Anushka Manchanda will be performing on October 21.
Sprite will send two participants from the national champion team in the 18-23 division to NBA All-Star Weekend 2013 in Houston. These two participants may get a chance to be part of the global pool of players from which NBA superstars Kobe Bryant and LeBron James will select to be part of the Sprite Team Sudden and Team Intense competition during NBA-All Star 2013. In addition, the first Sprite Basket Blast 2012 will take place in select cinemas across select cities in India from September through October.
Fans can purchase a Sprite Combo at participating cinemas to enter a lucky draw to get a chance to travel to NBA All-Star 2013. Four Winners will be selected and win trips to All-Star.