Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Kevin Love of NBA Joins Master Game Face All-Star Challenge

“We are excited to bring to the country three-time NBA All-Star player Kevin Love. Dubbed by the Associated Press as the new face of the Timberwolves franchise, we will see him put his Master game face on to electrify Pinoy basketball fans with his skills and signature moves to elevate Master Game Face to an even higher level this 2014,” said Jonathan Pua, Unilever Male Grooming brand manager.

The 6’10” power forward is set to appear during the event to display his signature basketball moves and outlet passing in a skills challenge. The 2012 NBA 3-point shootout champion will also slug it out with some of the PBA’s best shooters in a 3-point shootout. Joining him as well will be basketball slam dunkers from the US to bring a truly memorable and exciting basketball fest.

In the NBA’s 2013-2014 regular season, Kevin Love garnered a career-high 26.1 points per game, dished an average 4.4 assists and grabbed 12.5 rebounds. He also became the first player in NBA history to record 2,000 points, 900 rebounds and 100 3-pointers in a single season.

This was one of the good news that was announced in the Master Game Face Players Draft Event that was held in Mall of Asia Music Hall.

Master, the no. 1 face care brand for men, brings you the Master Game Face Challenge Year 2. Master Game Face All-Star Basketball Challenge will feature two all-star basketball teams led by two basketball superstars of this generation — Rain or Shine’s Chris Tiu and San Mig Coffee’s Marc Pingris. The game, scheduled on June 21, 7PM at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, will put select Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) players and collegiate all-star basketball players will surely be a more exciting match.  It will also feature NBA superstar and Minnesota Timberwolves Power Forward Kevin Love doing his signature moves alongside dunkers from the USA.

After 6 weeks of online voting where fans got to choose their top players, a draft for the top 12 players was held last June 7 to officially complete the pool of players under Team Chris and Team Marc.  From a pool of 30 PBA players, Tiu selected Ranidel De Ocampo, Jeff Chan, Larry Fonacier, Jimmy Alapag, Jeric Teng and Alex Nuyles to backstop UAAP and NCAA collegiate stars Jeron Teng, Chris Newsome, Kevin Ferrer, Mike Tolomia, Rome Dela Rosa, Mark Cruz, and Zach Nichols.

Pingris, on the other hand, chose Gary David, Mark Barroca, Mike Cortez, Jared Dillinger, Cliff Hodge and Paul Artadi to provide experience to his team composed of UAAP and NCAA standouts Andre Paras, Jeoffrey Javillonar, Jericho Cruz, Roi Sumang, Baser Amer, Kevin Racal, and Josan Nimes.

Videos from the Draft Pick Event:

“With my draft picks and collegiate players, I’m very confident that we will prevail in our match-up with Team Marc, especially with our game faces on,” said Tiu.

“Lalong lumakas ang team namin sa mga nakuha kong fellow PBA players.  Excited na ako for our June 21 Master All-Star Challenge basketball game,” said Pingris.

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