UAAP: LOOK: UE Red Warriors have lots of new fans in China
ABS-CBN Sports on Jun 17, 2018 12:20 PM
(Photo courtesy of Joe Silva)
Everywhere an athlete goes, they are treated like celebrities.
Here in the Philippines, basketball stars are usually idolized by the general public, since they play the most popular sport in the country. When people see them in public places doing stuff like any other human being, they are seen as idols, someone who is to be worshipped.
In the UE Red Warriors' case, the new team, led by coach Joe Silva, were mobbed by schoolchildren in China, asking for autographs and a moment with virtually unknown players in the viewpoints of the Chinese.
(Video courtesy of UE Red Warriors' head coach Joe Silva's Instagram story)
Of course, we do believe that they are stars here since they play for the most popular collegiate league in the country.
After the trip, Silva reported only good news from their odyssey in China.