Former slam dunk champ Dee Brown coming to the Philippines for NBA Fit Camp

ABS-CBN Sports on Jul 12, 2016 02:57 PM
Former NBA slam dunk king Dee Brown coming for NBA Fit Camp
Brown won the 1991 NBA Slam Dunk contest and played for three teams in his 12-year NBA career.

The former Boston Celtic who used to do no-look dunks that further popularized shoes with pumps is coming to the Philippines.

DeCovan "Dee" Brown and Phoenix Suns point guard Brandon Knight will tip off NBA FIT Week in the Philippines, training Filipino athletes and coaches at this year’s Gatorade NBA Training Center at the Gatorade Hoops Center in Mandaluyong City on July 19.

“I’m excited to visit the Philippines for the first time and experience the passion that Filipino fans have for basketball," Brown said.  “Having had the opportunity to work in the NBA, WNBA, and NBA D-League, I look forward to sharing my coaching knowledge and providing valuable insights on fitness and conditioning to help athletes and coaches elevate their games to the next level.”

Brown won the 1991 NBA Slam Dunk contest and played for three teams in his 12-year NBA career.

Returning for the third consecutive year, the Gatorade NBA Training Center will gather experts in basketball, fitness and conditioning, and nutrition to share best practices and learnings with elite local athletes and coaches.

NBA FIT Week will highlight the importance of healthy, active lifestyles through three pillars: be active, eat healthy, and play together.

Additional NBA FIT Week activities include an interactive fan event on July 20, a full-day health and wellness event sponsored by the NBA Store, and an NBA Cares clinic for 13-year-old boys and girls from Special Olympics Philippines at TriNoma Activity Center on July 21.

“Being a great player is the product of maintaining good workout, eating and sleeping habits,” said Knight.  “I’m looking forward to participating in NBA FIT Week and teaching talented young players in the Philippines the importance of fitness and nutrition both on and off the court. ”


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