The Denver Nuggets are the 2022-23 NBA champions, but before Nikola Jokic and his team took the gold home to Colorado — the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy visited the Philippines! The NBA shared a reel documenting Larry visiting Manila and checking out some iconic landmarks in the capital city.
The NBA is currently home to Filipino-American players Ron Harper Jr. and Jordan Clarkson, but the Philippines is still waiting for their first local born player. In additional Filipino basketball news, the Philippines is one of the host countries for the FIBA World Cup this summer. Check out the NBA’s video that explores Manila’s culture and love for basketball below!