Gilas Pilipinas, the team consisting mostly of PBA players that serves as the Philippines men's national basketball team for international tournaments, was gifted pairs of the "Agimat" Nike LeBron 14 during practice on Thursday. The shoes, which celebrate the spirit of basketball in the Philippines and LeBron James' connection to the country, reference a good look charm commonly worn by Filipino players on and off the court. An initial release is set for next Saturday, May 20 exclusively in the Philippines.
Before that, some Gilas players took the court last night wearing the "Agimat" 14 to tip-off the SEABA Championship, a basketball tournament for national teams organized by the Southeast Asia Basketball Association. The Philippines, which have won 7 of 11 overall SEABA titles, began their 2017 campaign in grand fashion. Opening against an overmatched Myanmar team from Indonesia, Gilas dominated its way to a 147-40 victory.
See players like Troy Rosario and Jayson Castro wearing the soon-to-release LeBron 14 against Myanmar below. Gilas continued its SEABA run with a win against Singapore tonight.