NBA legend Richard Hamilton meets fans at vivo concept store in SM MOA

NBA fans in the Philippines had a rare opportunity to meet one of the league’s legends, Richard “Rip” Hamilton, at the vivo concept store at SM Mall of Asia (MOA) on Friday.

The event, organized by vivo, the Official Smartphone of the National Basketball Association (NBA), was attended by vivo and NBA Philippines executives, media representatives, and lucky vivo users who got a chance to interact with the three-time NBA All-Star and 2004 NBA Champion.

Hamilton, who played 14 seasons in the NBA, mostly with the Detroit Pistons, expressed his appreciation for the Filipino basketball fans, who he said are among the most passionate and loyal in the world.

“I appreciate everything you have done, from supporting the game of basketball to helping grow the sport… I just think our game is growing a lot of depth because of fans like you,” he said in an exclusive interview during the event.

Rip Hamilton with event host

The event also showcased the latest offerings from vivo, including the limited edition vivo V29 5G in Rose Pink, which adds a romantic touch to the holiday season. The V29 5G is a powerful and stylish smartphone that features a 6.78-inch AMOLED display, a 50MP triple-camera system, a 50MP selfie camera, and a 4600mAh battery with 80W fast charging.

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Additionally, vivo used the V29e 5G, another flagship device, to capture photos of three lucky attendees with the brightest smiles, rewarding them with vivo-branded basketballs. The V29e 5G boasts a 6.67-inch AMOLED display, a 64MP dual-camera system, a 50MP selfie camera, and a 4800mAh battery with 44W fast charging.

The event highlighted the commitment of vivo to delivering unparalleled experiences at the intersection of technology and sports, especially for basketball enthusiasts.

vivo x NBA partnership

As part of its ongoing collaboration with the NBA, vivo is enhancing its dedication to basketball fans through strategic partnerships and engaging events. The meet-and-greet event with Hamilton exemplifies vivo’s commitment to bringing fans closer to the excitement of the NBA.

Select vivo stores will feature dedicated NBA sections, showcasing vivo smartphones streaming NBA games and programming through NBA League Pass, the league’s premium live game subscription service available on the NBA app.

To amplify the thrill for NBA fans in the Philippines, vivo will roll out exciting promotions, providing them with the opportunity to win authentic NBA prizes. Currently, vivo is running the “Christmas Make a Wish” raffle promo until January 31, 2024. Participants have an opportunity to win three tickets to an NBA regular-season game, three autographed Wilson basketballs, and 50 codes for the NBA League Pass Monthly package. To join the promo, visit

Official NBA merchandise is available at NBA stores at SM Megamall and SM Mall of Asia, as well as For all the latest NBA news and updates, Filipino fans can visit, download the NBA App, and follow the NBA on Facebook, X, and TikTok.

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