Speaking at the opening ceremony, Mr. Tran Chu Sa (VBA CEO) said: “In the first year of the organization, VBA 3×3 2022 has brought a large-scale tournament with the first multi-leg competition model at the tournament. Vietnam and became a place to help the Vietnamese men’s basketball team rub and train to prepare for the 31st SEA Games. As a result, both the men’s and women’s basketball teams of Vietnam made history with the SEA Games silver medal. Games 31 in 3×3 content. That is not only pride but also proof that Vietnam 3×3 basketball absolutely has the opportunity to compete fairly with countries in the region and the whole continent. The motivation for VBA is not only determined to bring VBA 3×3 back this year, expand the tournament to 3 stages, increase the number of participating teams and especially add the content of the 3×3 VBA competition for women.”
Right after the opening ceremony, stage 1 of the VBA 3×3 men’s professional event took place with the participation of 11 teams including Thang Long Warriors, Ho Chi Minh City Wings, Saigon Heat, Cantho Catfish, Hoop Dreams, New Sports, Bumblebees, The performance lab, VNSelect, Ares BKK and Rising Stars. In the afternoon of the same day, there was also a Dunk contest between professional athletes.
The matches of the VBA 3×3 Prime 2023 basketball tournament are live on VTVcab.