The acronym "FIBA" as defined in the web (www.basketball.about.com) comes from the original French-language name of the organization, "Fédération Internationale de Basketball Amateur." "Amateur" was dropped from the organization's name in 1986, but the initial was kept.
The 2013 FIBA Asia Championship was originally planned to be held in a Middle Eastern country but because of the government situation or 'war' threats in that said country, the venue was moved to the Philippines. Lucky are the Filipinos who are fan of basketball like my boyfriend and I (though I'm not thst of a fan, I sometimes can't relate at all), we will have the chance to watch the battle of the champions LIVE!
Apparently, I am here in SM Mall of Asia Arena right now, waiting for the Gilas Pilipinas and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia basketball game to begin. This is really not planned, or should I say wasn't informed that we are going to watch tonight. Anyhow, we are now here and will just enjoy the live show.
We availed the lower box seats at 800 pesos each...
We have a pretty good view and was placed in the center...
... We did not worry to starve while watching because Mall of Asia Arena have a lot of food stalls... But be warn that if you'll buy bottled water, they will uncap it for safety reason, so better buy softdrinks.
If you want to also watch the games live, catch them at these schedules:
The game is about to start... Wishing my goodluck to the Gilas Pilipinas. Go! Go! Go! Philippines!