An NBA basketball team Memphis Grizzlies mascot (C) sits beside members of the Pacemates cheerleaders as they listen to NBA players James Harden of the Houston Rockets and Eric Gordon of the New Orleans Pelicans (not pictured) at a press conference in Manila on July 25, 2013. Harden and Gordon are in Manila to promote the NBA pre-season games dubbed 'NBA 3X Asia' slated for October 2013.   AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE        (Photo credit should read TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images)