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Swish! Nike Unveils “The Courtyard” Manila’s New B-Ball Haven

In a slam-dunk move, Nike has just given basketball lovers in the Philippines a brand new playground. Welcome to “The Courtyard,” a spanking new basketball court in Bonifacio Global City, Metro Manila, just in time for the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup.

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Sitting pretty at 2,182 square meters, “The Courtyard” isn’t just another court; it’s a vibrant hub for the Manila youth and the local basketball community. Created by artist Kiefer Indiongco, this court isn’t just your run-of-the-mill pavement. Nope, it’s adorned with Nike Grind material, housing not one, but two full-size courts and a half-court for those legendary practice shots.

But here’s the real kicker: the court doesn’t just boast b-ball vibes; it’s a colorful tribute to the Philippines’ zest for life. Traditional patterns intertwine with basketball symbols, painting a canvas that screams “This is where basketball meets art.”

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And it’s not just about the court; it’s about creating a thriving basketball culture. Nike coaches will be throwing in some hoop wisdom with free basketball camps and pickup games. So, if you thought your barangay matches were the peak of your b-ball glory, think again.

The heart of Manila just got its prime-time court, and according to Xavier Nunag, Commissioner of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines, that’s a game-changer. “Playing here gives you the prime-time feeling that you’re part of Filipino basketball culture,” he says.


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