I feel very blessed to be able to shoot this once in a lifetime event. Shooting the NBA stars that you idolize and admire only on TV is really an honor. As a photographer and basketball fan, this is really a memorable experience.
Both games were spectacular, in the 1st game: NBA Selection vs PBA Selection, it was more of a slam dunk exhibition for the NBA stars as most PBA players were just starstruck to compete. In the second game: NBA Selection vs Smart Gilas, the Philippine National Team executed their plays and played defense resulting in a close game that they could have stolen but it was the gutsy plays of Smart Gilas Pilipinas at the end game that made more people believe that the Smart Gilas basketball program is really working and hope to bear fruit in the FIBA Asia Championships in September 2011.
Pictures to be posted soon!
Special thanks to Smart Communications, MVP Foundation, PLDT, Meralco, TV5, Metro Pacific, Philex Mining and of course, Manny Pangilinan for making this event possible.