In a gridlocked city made of concrete, tight lots, and young, active men, it's no coincidence that basketball would become the dominant sport.
One fan of the court finds itself in the form of ABS-CBN star and heartthrob Daniel Padilla.
The young actor has dreamed of being in the PBA ever since he was a child, and was even drafted in the 2014 D-League Aspirant Cup, under AMA Computer University. However, he declined the offer.
“Personal na desisyon ko 'yun (pullout sa team). Hindi naman ako para sa basketball. Mas marami talagang players na dapat maglaro. Hindi naman tulad ko na pinasok lang,” said the 21 year old of the draft. (It was my personal decision, I'm not meant for basketball.) “Gusto ko 'yung papasok ako dun, dahil magaling ako maglaro… hindi 'yung pinasok ako dahil (sikat ako) o ta-artits ako." (I want to be in the team because they think that I'm good not because I am popular or because I'm an artist.)
DJ also managed to meet his idol, GSW point guard Steph Curry last year in 2015.
Also be sure to check out the trailer for DJ's to-be-released film with Kathryn, Barcelona: A Love Untold below!