Yao Ming’s Shanghai Sharks will play against Smart Gilas and PBA All-star selection in a separate exhibition game set on May 6 and 7, 2013.
Yao Ming’s team will be in the Philippines from May 3 to 8, going on a mall tours and holding a basketball clinic at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium on May 5. Then they will battle Gilas led by naturalized Marcus Douthit on May 6 in Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, as part of the national team’s preparation for FIBA Asia tournament in August.
Smart Gilas lineup
Gilas players still playing in PBA Semis might not see action, so the players left in the lineup will be:
- Marcus Douthit
- Gary David
- Gabe Norwood
- Japeth Aguilar
- Greg Slaughter
- Jeff Chan
- JunMar Fajardo
Then on May 7, Arwind Santos will lead the PBA selection against the Sharks at Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Just like in Gilas team, Alaska, Ginebra, Talk N’ Text and San Mig Coffee players will not play.
- Willie Miller
- Paul Lee
- Chris Tiu
- Alex Cabagnot
- Mike Cortez
- Beau Belga
- Arwind Santos
- KG Canaleta
- Doug Kramer
- Marcio Lassiter
- JR Reyes
- Cliff Hodge
Ticket prices for Shanghai Sharks vs Smart Gilas game is at the following rates:
- VIP – PHP 2,640
- Patron – PHP 1,320
- Lower Box – PHP 1,060
- Upper Box – PHP 800
- Gen Ad (Free Seating) – PHP 320
Ticket prices for Shanghai Sharks vs PBA Selection game is at the following rates:
- PRESS AREA (courtside) (reserved seating) -Php 2,650
- PATRON (reserved seating) -Php 1,325
- LOWER BOX (reserved seating) -Php 1,060
- UPPER BOX A (reserved seating) -Php 795
- UPPER BOX B (free seating) -Php 530
- GENERAL ADMISSION (free seating) -Php 320
Air21′s head coach Franz Pumaren will call the shots for PBA Selection while coach Chot Reyes will mentor the national team. Gametime starts at 7:30PM for both matches.