Fields, Haslem, Payton to visit Taiwan for 3-on-3 event

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Former NBA great Gary Payton, Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem and Toronto Raptors forward Landry Fields are scheduled to visit Taiwan for NBA 3X, a FIBA-sanctioned three-on-three event, from Aug 25-26.

A maximum of 408 teams are able to register for the event which would earn them ranking points in a global ranking system, according to Bros Sports, one of the local organizers, along with NBA Taiwan and the Chinese Taipei Basketball Association (CTBA).

Apart from the three-on-three competition, a slam dunk contest, a three-point shootout and a skill challenge would also be held.

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Jeremy Lin arrives in Taiwan for two-day visit

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Houston Rockets guard Jeremy Lin arrived in Taiwan Saturday morning for a two-day visit in his father’s homeland.

Lin returned to Taiwan for the third consecutive summer for basketball promotional events.

The Taiwanese-American is scheduled to appear at a consumer event organized by NIKE Taiwan Saturday evening and attend a press conference on Sunday before leaving for China.

Local media reported that Lin is scheduled to visit Taiwan again from Aug 27-28 for the Cathay Life basketball summer camp, where he would teach children basketball fundamentals.

(Photo: UDN.com)

NBA legends beat Team Taiwan in exhibition

A team of NBA legends of Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman, Horace Grant and Jason Williams beat Team Taiwan 104-89 in an exhibition game on Sunday night in the southern port city of Kaohsiung.

The legends trailed 29-23 after the first period but quickly turned the game around, leading 54-41 at the half.

The visiting team was led by Charoy Bentley, who scored a team-high 21 points, and Chris Campbell, who had 17, but all eyes were on the former Chicago Bulls stars and the “White Chocolate” in the game with a playful mood.

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Rodman, Pippen to visit Taiwan for Legends Game

Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen and Dennis Rodman of the Chicago Bulls in Chicago, 1997

Former Chicago Bulls championship team trio of Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman and Horace Grant will be among a dozen of former NBA players to visit Taiwan next month for an exhibition game.

The NBA Legends Game will match up the NBA veterans and a team of Taiwanese players. The game will be played on July 21 at Kaohsiung Dome in the southern port city of Kaohsiung, Taiwan’s second largest city.

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NBA MVP Derrick Rose concludes Taiwan tour

Reigning NBA Most Valuable Player Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls finished his two-day trip to Taiwan today.

Take a look at the following videos. The first one was Rose’s interview with Videoland TV. The English efficiency of the host was less than desired and the questions he posed were…urghh…You know.

But I like the second video in which you can see Rose played with hand puppets, one of Taiwan’s best known traditional folk arts.

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