The game isn’t the only thing that’s evolving—so is its environment
By Klyde Manansala | Lead photo by Tristan Tamayo
Our eternal love for basketball goes beyond the actual game. More than the pleasure and pride it gives us after we make a tough shot or drop our opponent on the ground, we’d do anything to express our passion for the sport—just like building backboards and rings from scrap or maybe refurnishing the floor with our favorite superstars. No matter where you live, basketball courts are everywhere. We listed down some of the coolest courts you should play at.
Tenement Court, Taguig
The tenement court located in Taguig is perhaps one of the most well-known courts not just in Manila but also across the country. Not only did LeBron James, Paul George, and Jordan Clarkson visit this iconic court, it will also be featured in the upcoming NBA 2k19 by 2k Sports.
City Sports Club, Cebu
The City Sports Club located in Cebu is a multi-purpose court designed for different sports. Aside from having advanced, engineered flooring, there are also available coaches for different kinds of sports including basketball. They also hold sports fests—from emcees to referees and even sound system, they’ve got you covered.
Titan Love Court, BGC
Titan has leveled up the meaning of Filipino street basketball. This outdoor court is in the middle of Bonifacio Global City’s tall buildings and busy streets. The Titan Love Court features two regulation-sized basketball courts and was repainted last year with LeBron James as the model. It is also one of Nike’s five Hypercourts in Metro Manila.
Shamrock Center, Valenzuela
This one’s for the players who bleed green. Shamrock Center is an indoor Boston Celtics-inspired court located in Valenzuela City. It features different elements of the winningest team in the NBA history. From posters of Celtics legend like Paul Pierce and Larry Bird to the 17 banners hanging from the beams—it’s Boston madness.
Anda Street Court, Intramuros
Intramuros is known for its genuine kindness for allowing street artists to repaint tainted walls. This street court gives players an aesthetic environment to operate their ball-handling skills at.
Scarlet Homes Covered Court, Paranaque
If you’re residing in the South, you’ll find one of the best courts in the country located in your area. This covered court in Paranaque features the NBA’s triple-double machine and MVP Russell Westbrook. It is also one of the Nike Hypecourt’s in the country.
Gatorade Hoops Center, Mandaluyong
This indoor court located along Shaw Boulevard offers a facility that resembles the indoor courts in the US. The Gatorade Hoops Center is a standard-sized hardcourt and has all the essentials and equipment you need.