NBA legend Mourning visits country
The NBA has brought in former NBA champion and Hall-ofFamer Alonzo Mourning in officially forging its partnership with its new official smart phone Vivo in a glamorous ceremony at the Sofitel Harbor Garden Tent Thursday night.
No less than Mourning, who won an NBA ring with the Miami Heat in 2006, named an All-Star seven times and inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame four years ago, made the announcement before top NBA officials that included its Philippines managing director Carlo Singson and Vivo Phl CEO Ted Xiong.
“We encourage partnerships with companies and corporations because it means our brand, which is the NBA, can grow even bigger and reach a lot of people worldwide,” said Mourning, who had to endure a flight from Miami that got delayed for 12 hours.
It was the first time that Mourning, who is also a two-time Defensive Player of the Year, visited the country, and he was excited just to be here.
“I was told that the Philippines has the best fans in the world and I was told about your food and cuisines which I would get to try for sure,” said Mourning, who cut short his scheduled oneon-one interviews to just a simple group talk due to his flight delay.