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EXTREME HEAT ALERT FOR JULY 23-24: Early weather forecasts suggests that this weekend's temperatures will be in excess of 95 degrees. Some tips will be too stay well hydrated; try to stay out of the sun except when you're playing; wear a hat or visor; make sure you eat something but most of all - DRINK LOTS OF WATER.
3on3 important: remember teams should wear the same color shirt with a number in the front or back.
3on3 TIP: bring a portable chair if you don't want to sit on the hot concrete.
July 23, 2016
The 2016 3on3 welcomes 200 teams to this year's tournament. It's always nice to see all the returning teams and players who have participated many times in this summer time tradition in Chinatown. Looking forward to seeing all of you hoop it up over the next two weekends. Invite your family and friends to come down and cheer you on. Grab some lunch or dinner at some of the many restaurants that you've been frequenting all these years. Have a bubble tea, iced coffee or even some fabulous ice cream. Tip off begins at 8:30am with championship games beginning at 2pm and ending at 5pm.
July 23-24 & July 30-31
IT! 3on3 Blacktop
for the 22nd year in the Chinatown Community. It's the 22nd Annual
Asian 3on3 Basketball Championships sponsored by MANHATTAN BRIDGE
ORTHODONTICS and WWW.ASIANHOOPS.COM. Mark it on your calendar
as you won't want to miss this summertime tradition.
20+ divisions on 10+ courts
3on3 Streetball At It's Best
This monster of a tournament was born in 1995 at the size of 75 teams. Through the years it has grown to as much as 300 teams. This year, over 200+ teams are expected to hoop it up again as we embark on the "NEXT 20". This summer event is one of the most highly anticipated events of the year. For many of you, this could be the 22nd consecutive year hooping it up!!! For others, this could be your first. Just remember to drop buckets, have fun and make some friends!!!
GET READY TO PLAY - MANHATTAN BRIDGE ORTHODONTICS is proud to once again present the East Coast's BIGGEST Asian basketball extravaganza: the 2016 22nd Annual Asian 3on3 Basketball Championships on Saturday/Sunday, July 23-24 & July 30-31, 2016. This year's event will attract over 200 teams, 800+ players and 1000+fans, 500+ games, and lots of exciting hoop action.
ANYONE CAN PLAY - Our 3 on 3 is the battle grounds for all ballers. It doesn't matter if you're tall or short, young or old, male or female, a college player, gym rat, street baller or just someone that occasionally plays. Where else can you see your best buddy or dad hustle like he's in the final game of NBA Finals. There's no better time to gather up some friends and play in the 3 on 3. Click onto the division descriptions to see where your team fits.
who attended this year's 5on5 Friendship Cup and made it another FUN EVENT.
JUNE 18 RESULTS
- Junior Rockits
JUNE 12 RESULTS
Men's B - NY Ttans
4/2/16 - The Philadelphia Suns and the
Bucksmont Indoor Sports Center played host to the 2016 Philadelphia
Suns Spring Invitational as teams from the east coast gathered
for another round of exciting Asian bball action. Divisions of
BOYS 11U CHAMPS - LUNAR NYC
BOYS 15U CHAMPS - NY CHINATOWN LIFE ROCKITS
+ new york and new jersey youth teams also shine
2/27/16 - March Madness started early this year as the NACBA hosted 46 teams in the annual Pre-Nationals at Competitive Edge Sports (King of Prussia, PA) on Saturday, February 27th. Buzzer beaters, overtimes and exciting break your ankle moves ruled at this year's tournament. In the end, seven teams captured the coveted title of NACBA champions led by the continued success by our Canadian brothers/sisters from the CCYAA organization. CLICK HERE FOR THE COMPLETE SCOOP.
12/12/15 - It was a BIG DAY at the 2015 9th Annual Give Me 5 Tip Off classic as twenty-six teams battled it out for one of five championships at Coastal Sports in Fairfield, New Jersey. For more, click here
The 5th Annual Chinatown Community Junior Basketball League (JBL) sponsored by MANHATTAN BRIDGE ORTHODONTICS came to a close this Sunday, December 13th with the championship game. The league leading UCONN defeated Georgetown in the exciting finale. Thanks again to Kalvin and Jenny Lee of MBO. Thanks to all the coaches, volunteers, and parents for another exciting season.
The evening was electric as over 450 alumni, friends and family members celebrated the 30th anniversary of the New York Rockits Athletes In Action organization. Early on, members welcomed New York Knicks legend, John Starks who dropped by to sign autographs and take pictures courtesy of founder, Leo Hirata. The evening continued on with special presentations to Richard "Quan" Wong, Denny Lee and NYC Sabres/NY Falcons founder, Tom Law. Throughout the evening, commemorative T-shirts were handed out to members and raffle prizes were offered to those lucky winners.
Special thanks to all the sponsors, donators, contributors for their generosity. Also, thanks to all the community organizations for attending and celebrating with us.
Nice seeing everyone. See you all again in five years!!!
Denny, Quan, Kevin Low, Ken Lee, Nelson Yu
October 24, 2015 - The New York Junior Rockits and the Young Life Rockits captured the championships in the boys 12u and boys 18u divisions at the 2015 Philadelphia Suns Fall Invitational. Playing in the first tournament of the 2015-2016 hoop season, Coach Kevin and the Junior Rockits came back and forced overtime before eventually defeating the NY Titans in another exciting finale. For the Young Life Rockits, it was their 2nd championship of the season as Coach Ken Lee has the boys playing some spirited defense coupled with some timely shooting. With a roster of 8 players (4 of which were from the boys 15u team), the victory was definitely rewarding. For more, go to www.nyrockits.org
The 21st Annual Asian 3on3 Basketball Championships enjoyed great weather and buzzer beaters galore. The action was non-stop and the only thing that was raining - were the TREYS. In all, over 180 teams came to Chinatown to enjoy the two weekends full of hoops and fun.
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best game of the weekend. Winners
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Thanks to everyone that participated in the 21st Annual 3on3. We look foward to having you back in 2016.
Congratulations to all the 2015 3on3 champions
SUPER, STUPENDOUS, SCINTALATING
The first weekend of the Friendship Cup was indeed SUPERB as the up and comng youth ballers from around the NYC/NJ region got the opportunity to hoop it up on Saturday, June 13th. Chinese, Filipino and Korean basketball teams were all well represented. The family atmosphere was ever present as the adults came out in full force to cheer on their sons, daughters, nephews, grandkids, et al.
The second weekend was hampered by light showers but we were still able to complete most of our games except for a few. Eventually, we were able to complete the Men's AB division on June 30th with the Rockits Alumni taking the championship over young studs, Jack's Crew. In the Women's division, the NYC Sabres prevailed over the NY ISS Flightz.
Thanks to all the teams for participating in the first weekend of the 15th Annual Friendship Cup. Our champions for 2015 are:
Boys 11U: JUNIOR ROCKITS
The FRIENDSHIP CUP gives players of all abilities a chance to form a team of friends, family members, or just those who love the game to play some 5on5 full court streetball. It's a chance to hang out with friends; or even grab some dumplings and a bubble tea in Chinatown.
LUNAR NYC AND NY TITANS LEAD THE WAY
The 35th Annual NACBA Invitational Basketball Tournament held over the Memorial Day Weekend was highlighted by the victories of two local New York basketball organizations: LUNAR NYC (formerly the USAB Warriors) and the NEW YORK TITANS. In the action packed Men's Open division (the NACBA's highest rated division), Coach/Founder Bill Chan and his Lunar NYC took the coveted championship and the title of "NATIONAL CHAMPIONS" by defeating the Toronto Huskies, 59-35. Led by the outstanding play of MVP Joe Vines and team members, Sabatino Chen, and Austin Yuen, this trio was unstoppable.
In the Junior Men 18-under division, it was the New York Titans who took home the coveted championship by defeating the Markham FCCM team, 38-31. It was the first national championship for the Titans organization as founder/organizer Leo Lee and his coaches have steadily built a powerhouse in only a few short years after a break of 15+ years. Coach Tommy Cheung is especially proud as his son, Preston Cheung took MVP honors and displayed and exciting brand of team basketball.
Congratulations to all the newly crowned champions and to all the teams for participating.
Women's Open: TORONTO
Hope to see you in Dallas, Texas in 2016. The NACBA and Team Dallas will be looking to show you the Wild West.
Thank you to Richard Chin, Casey Wu, MMAC (Montreal Mynix Athletic Club) and its volunteers for hosting a wonderful event.
Titans, Rockits, and Borough City Ballers - victorious
The 2015 17th Annual ABC - Asian Basketball Classic - one of the longest running Asian basketball tournaments on the east coast was yet another opportunity for the Asian basketball community to get together and hoop it up. Although this year's tournament only hosted 3 divisions compared to years past. The action was non-stop. In the Boys 13u division, the Junior Rockits played superbly and defeated the NY Titans. In the Boys 15u division, it was the NY Titans defeating Husay-JC, an all-Filipino team. Finally, in the Men's Friendship, the Borough City Ballers outlasted the Boston Knights - 4 generations. For more, click here.
The 2015 NACBA Pre-Nationals proved that
March Madness is not only relegated to the annual NCAA tournament
as 48 teams from the east coast and Canada met on Saturday, March
7th at Competitive Edge Sports in King of Prussia, PA to vie
for the coveted championships in seven divisions of play. The
action was non-stop from the beginning as were the killer crossovers,
three-point bombs and buzzer beaters. Long time basketball organizations
with numerous teams in the tournament like the Philadelphia Suns,
Washington CYC, Lunar NYC, NY Titans, NYC Falcons and Sabres,
RL Cruisers, NY Rockits and our brothers from Toronto CCYAA to
name a few were all there to support the continued growth of
Chinese/Asian basketball. It was great to welcome the Korean
teams from D.C. and Philadelphia and a Filipino youth team, BSA
New York. Without a doubt, this years tournament was one
of the best.
Our CHAMPIONS FOR 2015:
The 4th Annual Chinatown Community "JUNIOR BASKETBALL LEAGUE - JBL" sponsored by Manhattan Bridge Orthodontics concluded with an exciting finish with the Harvard team missing a last second shot at the buzzer and losing an 18-17 decision to the victorious YALE team. Thanks again to Kalvin Lee and Jenny Zhu of MBO. Also, a big thanks to commissioner Kevin Low, the coaches and volunteers for another great season. Lastly, thanks to all the parents who came out to support the kids. Hope to see all of you soon.
For more information on the JBL, click here.
11/8/14 - Not the movie. The New York Titans Asian basketball organization. Reborn about 3 years ago after a 10+ year hiatus, they've been quietly rebuilding their program and it was evident as they captured two of the youth championships at the 8th Annual Give Me 5 Tip Off Classic at Coastal Sports on November 8-9.
The New York Cruisers never left but this tournament signaled the return of center George Chan to Asian hoops after a 1-1/2 to 2 year rehabilitation from ACL surgery. George didn't disappoint and the Cruisers went on to take the Men's Open championship.
Additionally, we saw the debut of the LUNAR NYC basketball program. They may look familiar as they were formerly known as the USAB Warriors. Founder Bill Chan continues to build upon his youth basketball dynasty as he has captured the most 18u championships in NACBA history.
For more on the Give Me 5, click here.