3X the Fun with Shibani Dandekar & Anushka Manchanda at NBA 3X

Ranjit Rodricks , 23 Oct 2012
Anushka Manchanda performs at NBA 3X
Anushka Manchanda performs at NBA 3X

Model and TV anchor Shibhani Dandekar and one of our favourite singers, Anushka Manchanda, both thrilled audiences at the National Championship of the first ever NBA 3X at Inorbit Mall, Malad, on Sunday.

Shibani Dandekar undergoes a fun basketball drill at NBA 3X
Shibani Dandekar undergoes a fun basketball drill at NBA 3X

Shibani tipped off the National Championship but not before trying her hand at shooting a few baskets. Anushka took center-stage following the action on the court and ensured a lively end to the event which took off in Delhi on September 15th.

Anushka Manchanda performs at the NBA 3X event in Mumbai
Anushka Manchanda performs at the NBA 3X event in Mumbai

NBA 3X featured the largest 3-on-3 basketball tournament ever staged in India with an estimated 400 teams participating. The event also visited Hyderabad and Chennai before its climax in Mumbai and included performances from top musical artists and well-known DJs each day along with a variety of on- and off-the-court activities for fans.

Shibani Dandekar poses with NBA merchandise
Shibani Dandekar poses with NBA merchandise

The 3-on-3 tournament witnessed action across two age divisions: 16-18 and 18-23.  The winners in each city were flown to Mumbai to compete in a National Championship on Oct. 21.

Delhi and Chennai, who were crowned National Champions in the under-18 and under-23 divisions respectively, have now qualified to participate in a 2013 FIBA/NBA Asia 3-on-3 basketball tournament.

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