Pacers Links: Pacers stay busy in Manila; Talking Pacers and Bulls with Phil Naessens

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The Pacers continue getting acclimated with the locals while preparing to play the Rockets in Manila.

The Indiana Pacers continue to draw plenty of attention wherever they go in Manila. Along with practicing for their game against the Houston Rockets on Thursday, the Pacers did some work in the community, participating in a NBA Cares event with Special Olympics kids, running the kids through basketball drills in exchange for high fives, laughs and lots of fun.

Plenty of stories and Tweets continue to emerge from Manila although it appears some of the quotes may lose a little meaning in translation. Kind of humorous to see headlines with Frank Vogel "vowing to win" and Paul George "willing to defer" to Danny Granger. Regardless, Pacers Nation is surely expanding in a big way with all of the fans in the Philippines, as Paul George made it clear he is enjoying his time in Manila.

"It means a lot. It's great that the NBA has brought the basketball to this beautiful country. It's a phenomenal country," said George, the 2013 Most Improved Player.

"Riding from the airport, we saw a lot of basketball courts on our way to the hotel. For us to be the first ones to play here, it's really special," he added.

That should sell a few 2-4 jerseys.

Also, I was on Tuesday's episode of The Phil Naessens show to talk about the Pacers' preseason opener against the Bulls and the returns of Danny Granger and Derrick Rose. Always an enjoyable chat with Phil who you can nominate for Podcast of the Year here using the show's URL here.

Check out the links:

Global Games Day 2: Pacers Practice in Manila | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS

Twitter - David Benner: At Larry Bird press conference in Manila, media member addresses Larry as "Mr. Legend."

Twitter - David Benner: Lance Stephenson and Orlando Johnson with the best assist of Special Olympics clinic in Manila.

Twitter - Mark Boyle: Looks like Jalen stole at least half his uniform when he left the Pacers

PHOTOS: Pacers thrill special kids in NBA Cares event | ABS-CBN News

NBA stars promise great show in Manila | Inquirer Sports

The Philippines proves its NBA love by enjoying Dwight Howard’s singing and dancing (Video) | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo Sports

In Philippines, Passion For NBA Runs Deep " Hang Time Blog | NBA.com

Pacers coach vows to win Manila game | Sports, News, The Philippine Star | philstar.com

Rising star Paul George willing to defer to returning Pacers teammate Danny Granger | InterAKTV

Phl is phenomenal country says Pacers star George | Sports, News, The Philippine Star | philstar.com

Larry Bird back in the game, gives Pacers another shot - CBS Sports

Ranking the NBA's tiers of power before the 2013-14 season - Grantland

Solomon Hill’s rookie duties: buying lotion for Pacer veterans | Pacers Insider

Omer Asik, Danny Granger headline prime trade targets for the 2013-14 season | The Point Forward - SI.com

Previewing the Competition, Part II: The Indiana Pacers - NetsDailyPreviewing the Competition, Part II: The Indiana Pacers - NetsDaily

Indiana Pacers 2013-2014 Season Preview - Blazer's Edge

It's preseason for this Pacers cameraman's legs, too - SBNation.com

Carmelo Anthony not over New York Knicks playoff loss Indiana Pacers - ESPN New York

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