MANILA, Philippines - NBA superstar Rajon Rondo capped his two-day visit in the country by donating a basketball court and basketballs to the poor, unfortunate kids of San Juan City yesterday.
The court actually came from Red Bull with the guard putting on the final touches of the refurbished venue located near the San Juan National High School.
He also handed over basketballs to San Juan Mayor Guia Gomez and Vice Mayor Francis Zamora, a former basketball player from La Salle, to be given to the city’s kids.
The huge crowd, mostly public students and kids, gave Rondo a warm applause as he made his way to the court. Moved by the gesture, the NBA star waved and smiled back to the crowd.
He then shared some of his basketball secrets.
“I’m a serious student of the game, I study films or game tapes not just to see it, but to look for every edge he can get against a certain player,” said Rondo.
The other day, Rondo wowed a select group of UAAP and NCAA high school and collegiate players with his moves during the Red Bull Skills Clinic at the Ronac Art Center, also in San Juan City.
Rondo’s visit was part of his Asian Tour for the Red Bull King of the Rock that included stops in Chinese Taipei and Hong Kong.