Smart All-Stars vs PBA Selection was covered live at AKTV on IBC 13 on July 23, 7 p.m.
The First ever Smart All -Star Team is Composed of NBA Superstars in 5x NBA Champions and '08 MVP - Kobe Bryant, '11 NBA MVP - Derrick Rose,4x NBA All - Stars - Chris Paul and 2x scoring Champion - Kevin Durant!! also playing in for this team are Derek Fisher,'10 R.O.Y Tyreke Evans,James Harden,Javale Mcgee, and Derrick Williams[2nd Overall Pick in '11]PHL National Team[Smart Gilas] will go up against a stellar cast of NBA stars for the Smart Ultimate All-Star Weekend on July 24, 2011. Prior to Sunday's game, the NBA selection will play against a roster of PBA stars on Saturday, July 23, 2011. The exhibition series will take place at the Araneta Coliseum.
NBA All Stars beat our very own PBA All Stars with the score of 131-105 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum formerly known as the Big Dome or Araneta Coliseum.
It is part of a naming rights deal. It is valid for at least 5 years starting July 23, 2011. Araneta’s partnership with smart will surely provides the famous coliseum with huge improvements in the coming days.
PBA selection is composed of James Yap, Marc Pingris, Mark Caguioa, JC Intal, Arwind Santos, Rabeh Al-Hussaini, Jason Castro, Ryan Reyes, Larry Fonacier, Sonny Thoss, LA Tenorio, Sol Mercado, Gary David, Gabe Norwood and Danny Siegle.