Thirdy and Kobe come home to 3x3
Danine Cruz on Jan 11, 2019 07:44 PM
The 3x3 court is like home for Thirdy and Kobe
The 3x3 basketball court is home to almost every Filipino who grew up loving the game. This is a narrative that both Chooks-to-Go 3x3 ambassadors Thirdy Ravena and Kobe Paras share as they participate in Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas' attempt to set a world record this weekend in Cebu.
Ravena, Paras, and the rest of over 2,000 Students of Sisters of Mary Boystown and Girlstown from Minglanilla and Talisay will simultaneously play 3x3 basketball over the weekend to break the initial record of 1,898 players.
"It's truly an honor to be part of something historic," said Paras, "Growing up in 3x3, this brings a lot of memories for me."
"Noong bata ako, three-on-three talaga ang nilalaro ko," added Ravena.
The pair are set to spend time with the kinds in both campuses. While playing a full game is not set in stone for the two, they promised that they will make sure to make the students happy as they make history together.
In addition to setting a world record, the two-day tournament will help the Philippines in racking up FIBA 3x3 federation points to help their bid for a 2020 Tokyo Olympics spot. 3x3 will officially be a medal event in the coming Olympics.
This is a fact that both college stars are very thrilled to help with especially that they have both played in the international stage of 3x3.
Paras won the gold in the Slam Dunk event in the 2015 FIBA 3x3 Under-18 Championship while Ravena had a chance to suit up in the 2013 FIBA Under-16 3x3 World Cup in Jakarta.
"Now that it's a growing sport and an Olympic event, talagang dream come true ito for us," said Ravena.