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LaMelo Ball is Not From Here

PUMA invites PH artists to join LaMelo Ball mural contest

PUMA invites PH artists to join LaMelo Ball mural contest

There’s something otherworldly about LaMelo Ball.

On the court, it manifests through plays like this: catching a loose ball at halfcourt, with his back turned to the basket, LaMelo can instantly grow a pair of eyes on the back of his head and throw a pass to an open teammate for a reverse jam.

It’s not just any pass. It’s a pass with alien-like qualities—the precision unheard of and the velocity unseen before. When the ball passes through LaMelo’s hands and is launched to a friendly target, it breaks the boundaries of time and space. A simple assist is turned into a mind-blowing highlight. A basketball play is an extraterrestrial event.

When he steps off the court, LaMelo sheds the skin of a strange being and becomes something…stranger. He’s got the style of someone from another dimension, a rare soul that’s oddly familiar yet decidedly different. 

To celebrate LaMelo’s 1-of-1 phenomenon, PUMA is inviting artists to show their own unique vibe. A mural design contest is being held for Filipino residents who are skilled in creating traditional or digital art.

Participants may submit a maximum of two design entries via their own social media accounts (only one entry can win). Entries should have the hashtags #NotFromHere and #PUMAPH and tags for SLAM Philippines.

Designs will be judged on the following:

Interpretation and Clarity of Theme (30%)

Creativity and Originality (30%) 

Visual Impact (30%) 

Fan Engagement (10%) 

The winning artwork will be recreated on the iconic Tenement court in Taguig. The top prize winner will also get P20,000 in cash, P50,000 worth of PUMA Hoops product, and a LaMelo-signed basketball. Other winners will each get one PUMA Collection.

The contest runs until January 17, 2022. Winners will be announced on the social media pages of SLAM Philippines. Follow @slamonlineph on Instagram and SLAM Philippines on Facebook for more details.