LOOK: Gretchen Ho enjoys All-Star Weekend with NBA personalities
ABS-CBN Sports on Feb 20, 2018 09:33 AM
Gretchen Ho sure had a fun time covering the NBA All-Star Weekend at the Staples Center. (Photo courtesy of Gretchen Ho's Instagram)
Woman in Action Gretchen Ho had the the privilege of covering the NBA All-Star Weekend festivities at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, and what a sight it must have been.
The former Lady Eagle had a chance to interact with numerous NBA players and legends in the three-day affair.
Ho got a chance to interview Utah Jazz rookie and 2018 Slam Dunk Champion Donovan Mitchell, as they talked about the latter's chances of winning the Rookie of the Year award.
Hello there, Slam Dunk Champion :) Donovan Mitchell comes from New York, but he says his idols are Lebron James & Russell Westbrook.— Gretchen Ho (@gretchenho) February 18, 2018
Watch out for this exclusive interview with @spidadmitchel as he talks about possibly winning Rookie of the Year on ABS-CBN!!! @abscbnsports pic.twitter.com/7oWRnfLGNd
The ABS-CBN host of course reported the festivities back to the Philippines, as she did so in front of the Staples Center.
Reporting LIVE from Los Angeles, California. Can’t believe I just did my first LIVE report for @ANCALERTS & @ukgdos !!! #nbaallstar game in a few!!! #nbaallstargretchen @NBA_Philippines #NBAsaABSCBN #NBAsabaDOS pic.twitter.com/IZ4kcoZNn7— Gretchen Ho (@gretchenho) February 19, 2018
The Umagang Kay Ganda host also had an opportunity to talk to two-time champion Chris Bosh, who has not played in the league since 2016 due to a life-threatening condition.
The former Raptor and Heat player however is positive about his setbacks, and aims for an NBA return some day.
Chris Bosh in the house!!! What a humble guy!! Been sidelined for almost 2 yrs bec of blood clots, but he says he’s still hoping to come back to the hard court. He’s asking for our prayers & help in keeping him positive!— Gretchen Ho (@gretchenho) February 19, 2018
Watch out for this exclusive on ABS-CBN 😊 #nbaallstar pic.twitter.com/nZw422tpkd
Ho also saw some notable fans in the vicinity of the Staples Center, an example being Korean model and actor Nam Joo-Hyuk, who is a big Stephen Curry fan.
Of course, the fun of whole All-Star Weekend would not be complete if one did not watch the main event, the NBA All-Star Game.
The 67th edition of the annual event had a different format this year, with the players not representing their respective conferences, but the top vote-getters in the East and West, LeBron James, and Stephen Curry, respectively.
Videos aren’t uploading. But check out my IG stories LIVE to see what’s happening here at the #NBAAllStar Game! My eyes can’t believe I’m seeing the best of the best @NBA players LIVE and up close!!! 😳 pic.twitter.com/8zaOvSTtFJ— Gretchen Ho (@gretchenho) February 19, 2018
The reporter surely was not disappointed as she saw members of Curry's family, sharpshooter Dell, wife Ayesha, and even the two-time MVP's daughter, Riley.
Luckily, the former Charlotte Hornet was gracious enough to give a short message to his adoring fans back here in the Philippines.
Hindi ko alam kung bakit ko siya cinongratulate, eh talo #TeamStephen. Congratulations for raising a wonderful kid!!! 😂 #DellCurry @abscbnsports @NBA_Philippines @NBAPremium @BTVHoops pic.twitter.com/vLKh1vVGX0— Gretchen Ho (@gretchenho) February 19, 2018
Ho's biggest part of the night though was not the game, nor meeting other NBA personalities.
The reporter, who all we knows enjoys an extensive social media following, was left starstruck in seeing the greatest player of all time, Michael Jordan, on hand at the Staples Center floor to accept his city's hosting of the 2019 NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte.
The former Ateneo star was all giddy like a little girl, beaming at the sight of His Airness.
Guys. Pagbigyan niyo na ako. Kahit anong pangit ko dito ipopost ko talaga ito 😭😭😭— Gretchen Ho (@gretchenho) February 19, 2018
MICHAEL JORDAN in the HOUSE!!!!! 😭😭😭😭😭 #childhoodhero
I love you, @nba Philippines!!! #NBAAllStar #NBAAllStarGretchen #NBAsabaDOS #NBAsaABSCBN pic.twitter.com/1Q6LG7xSzz
The Woman in Action's weekend must be capped off with a great photograph outside the Staples Center, successfully covering the event.
Catch Gretchen Ho's exclusive reports from the 2018 NBA All-Star Weekend soon on ABS-CBN and ABS-CBN S+A.