Kapamilya actor Gerald Anderson has achieved his dream of being a professional basketball player and he’s loving it! 🙌
It was reported last May by ABS-CBN News (http://news.abs-cbn.com/sports/05/31/18/watch-gerald-anderson-joins-marikina-in-mpbl-tuneup-match) that he joined the Marikina Shoemasters basketball team and will participate in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League.
In a recent interview with PEP, the 29-year-old shared how exhilarating it feels to be playing a sport he loves.
“Iba talaga,” he said. “Kahit hindi pa ako nakalaro, siyempre nagpa-practice ako. Pero iba ‘yung [feeling] kasi ang pinakapangarap ko talaga is maging basketbolista. The fact na nangyayari siya, I have the opportunity para maglaro, sobrang thankful lang ako. Sa practice pa lang, ibinibigay ko ‘yung best ko kasi gusto ko nang maglaro. Gusto ko nang makatungtong ng support.”
The “My Perfect You” star recently injured his hamstring while practicing, but he’s determined not to let it stop him from enjoying himself.
See related article: Gerald Anderson suffers shocking basketball injury
Aside from Gerald, fellow actor Xian Lim recently made his debut on the court as a player for the Mandaluyong El Tigre-Dataland team.
See related article: Another dream come true: Xian Lim, basketball player na!
“Napag-usapan namin sa isang event na nagkita kami, bago pa [mag-start ‘yung league],” Gerald revealed. “Siyempre kami, artista kami - it's a different world, iba ‘yung disiplina. Doon pa lang, nae-excite na kami.”
“Ang okay sa kanya kasi nakapaglaro na. Ako, nagkataon na na-injure,” the “Ikaw Lang Ang Iibigin” star continued. “Pero ganun talaga, I just have to be patient.”
With Gerald slowly but surely recovering from his injury, will he be well enough to play in the Star Magic All-Star Game this coming August?
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