WHEN news broke out that Filipino prospect Kai Sotto was lacing his shoes in the NBA G League, the local basketball community celebrated and got excited, including Chooks-to-Go president Ronald Mascariñas, who said he is rooting for the young player to do well in his new journey.
Long a supporter of Sotto, Mr. Mascariñas commended the former for taking the challenge of making his family and the country proud by representing and parlaying his wares in the National Basketball Association minor league organization on his way to hopefully fulfilling his dream of playing in the NBA.
“In this time of a crisis, the news of him joining the G League was a development that brought light to our country. It is the road less taken but I know deep down that Kai had his family in mind when he made the decision to join the G League,” said Mr. Mascariñas.
“Being a Filipino, he has a sense of responsibility to give back to his parents. For Kai, this is his way of making Ervin and Pamela proud,” the Chooks-to-Go official added.
Mr. Mascariñas went on to say that he is hopeful that Sotto’s journey would be an inspiration to the Filipinos to not stop pursuing their dreams and making things happen just as he reiterated their group’s continued support for Sotto moving forward.
“Many Filipinos are dreaming of playing in the NBA. And Kai is no different. I can only wish that God will continue to bless Kai and his family in this very tough journey,” he said.
“May he continue to be an inspiration to not just Filipinos but all dreamers and aspirants all over the world.” — Michael Angelo S. Murillo