A day after announcing the return of Paul George to the country, James Harden is also returning to the Philippines for the third time to join the biggest charity event on July 22 and 23 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Apart from Harden, who will replace Paul Pierce who had to attend to other commitments, other superstars namely Tyson Chandler, Terrence Ross, Ed Davis, and Brandon Jennings have also confirmed to join the Last HOME Stand and are all expected to arrive next week.
Harden, Jennings, Ross are expected to boost the PLDT HOME Fibr All-Stars line-up in covering the passing lanes, while Chandler and Davis will complement Blake Griffin in protecting the paint.
The PLDT HOME Fibr All-Stars line-up will be comprised of Chandler, Davis, George, Griffin, Harden, Jennings, Ross along with Damian Lillard, DeMarDeRozan, Nick Johnson, Kyle Lowry and 2014 Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard.
Meanwhile, Coach John Lucas II, an elite basketball skills development specialist, is expected to arrive Manila this week for the Last HOME Stand.
Gilas point guard Lewis Alfred Tenorio revealed that they consider the Last HOME Stand as part of their preparations too. “We have to take it seriously for us to be ready for the Worlds. Hopefully, the players can help us improve what we need to improve,” he added.
“It is important for PLDT HOME to be represented in the world of sports as it continues to resonate with parallelisms to real life,” said PLDT executive vice president and head of Home Business Ariel P. Fermin. “As an illustration, the values of the game – togetherness, celebration, sacrifice are also true for a family that aspires to achieve a common ambition. Sports inspire family members to achieve more and move as one. And this is what we do for our national team, Gilas. We give them unwavering support from one home team to another to get as far.”
Fans who wish to be a part of this historic milestone will be thrilled to know that tickets start at P750, an affordable amount for a world-class sporting event.
For more details, log on to lasthomestand.pldthome.com.