Yao Ming in Manila for exhibition game


Posted at May 04 2013 10:41 PM | Updated as of May 05 2013 06:41 AM

MANILA – Retired NBA superstar Yao Ming arrived in the Philippines Saturday night for the Philippine-China Friendship Games scheduled on May 6 and 7.

Yao, the owner of the Shanghai Sharks, arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on board Philippine Airlines flight PR 337.

His team, led by Zhang Zhaoxu and Liu Wei, will hold basketball clinics before playing in an exhibition game against the Smart Gilas Pilipinas national team at the SM Mall of Asia Arena on May 6.

The Sharks will then face against another Philippine team composed of PBA stars, including Arwind Santos and Willie Miller, at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum on May 7.