Thirdy posts heartfelt message ahead of 'idol' Manong Kiefer's PBA debut
ABS-CBN Sports on Dec 20, 2017 01:44 PM
"Often, people ask me who my biggest idol on the floor is. Well, heís about to play his first ever PBA game today and I canít wait for him to do what he does best." Thirdy Ravena on Kiefer (FILE PHOTO)
It's been quite the year for the Ravena brothers, Thirdy and Kiefer.
Thirdy is coming off a stellar UAAP Season 80 men's basketball campaign, capped off by a championship for the Ateneo Blue Eagles, and 'Manong' Kiefer is about to begin his journey in the professional ranks after being drafted second overall in the 2017 PBA Draft.
On Wednesday, Kiefer will be making his PBA debut as his NLEX Road Warriors take on Kia Picanto.
With just hours left before the former UAAP champion and two-time MVP takes to the court, his not-so-little brother took time to post a pretty heartfelt message on Twitter.
In the tweet, Thirdy calls his manong Kief his 'idol' and looks back at the time that they'd play some one-on-one as kids and their time in the UAAP.
(1/2) Often, people ask me who my biggest idol on the floor is. Well, he’s about to play his first ever PBA game today and I can’t wait for him to do what he does best. I’ve seen u overcome obstacles far greater than what I could ever imagine myself going thru and somehow,— Thirdy (@ThirdyRavenaaa) December 20, 2017
(2/2) you always find a way win and remind everyone why they call you The Phenom. Can’t believe time flew by this fast. From 1 on 1s on the concrete court of Vermont Square, to being side by side in the UAAP. I know you’ll do great. Good luck out there, brodie. @kieferravena 🤟🏽 pic.twitter.com/i2KwGuxCYF— Thirdy (@ThirdyRavenaaa) December 20, 2017
A touching message from another talent that could be making his way to the PBA in a few years as well.