Former NBA Champs Bowen, Oberto take part in NBA 3X event

bruce-bowenAs part of NBA’s 3x challenge, former NBA player and champion Bruce Bowen is in Argentina, to participate in the event that will last until late September.

Bowen, known for his defense in the NBA, played for Miami Heat, Boston Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers, and San Antonio Spurs.

He went on to win three NBA championships with the Spurs (2003, 2005 and 2007). Bowen averaged career high 8.2 ppg for the Spurs in 2004-05, and holds career averages of 6.1 ppg and 2.8 rpg, appearing in 873 NBA games (644 started).

Along with Bowen, there the dancing squad of the San Antonio Spurs, Orlando Magic’s mascot and Bowen’s former Spurs teammate, Fabricio Oberto.

Oberto played his first four seasons with the Spurs, averaging 3.6 ppg and 3.9 rpg in 15.2 mpg. Overall, he played in 336 NBA games (starting in 128), averaging 3.2 ppg, 3.5 rpg in 14.5 mpg. Oberto saw playing time with Spurs, Washington Wizards and Portland TrailBlazers.

Oberto played alongside Bowen on the 2006-2007 San Antonio Spurs that won the NBA Championship that year.

fabricio-obertoNBA 3x play features 3 on 3 games, as the league is showing more and more interest towards Argentina. The event is free, where different teams can participate in 3 on 3 games and receive tips on playing tactics by Oberto and Bowen.

In addition to 3×3 games, the fans enjoyed various activities on and off the court, such as: dunk contests, autograph signings, the show featuring San Antonio Spurs dancers, and more.

The event will also hold a 3×3 basketball tournament, divided into three groups (13-15 years, 16-17 years and over 18 years) of both sexes. More than 480 players are expected to participate, as the winners will receive prizes from the NBA.


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