Team Gerald Anderson won against Team Daniel Padilla in the action-packed Star Magic All-Star Game on Sunday, August 13, 2017 at the Big Dome. It was a very close basketball match that ended at 93-90.
“[I] enjoyed the game, medyo konti lang ‘yung sumisigaw sa amin pero at the end of the day it’s teamwork and we are so happy na ang daming pumunta, ang daming nag-enjoy at naging maganda ang game,” he said in an interview with the press after the game.
Asked if he got pressured when the scores became tight especially during the last quarter, he replied, “It’s part of the game kung kinabahan ako baka matalo kami.”
During the third quarter of the game, Gerald had to calm down Karla Estrada who was shouting and pointing at JC De Vera when the latter fouled her son Daniel. “‘’Yung medyo nag-scuffle si JC at si Daniel it’s part of the game. [Sabi ko kay Karla] relax, relax, kasama ‘yun, kasama ‘yun.’ It just shows how passionate everyone is in the game kaya umabot sa ganon,” he said.
Gerald was named the MVP of the game, with a total of 42 points.
Special awards were also presented to Young JV, Zanjoe Marudo, Ronnie Alonte, Daniel Padilla and Gerald Anderson as the “Mythical 5.” Meanwhile, Roni Alonte, Zanjoe Marudo and Gerald Anderson were awarded the “OPPO Selfie Ready Trio” winners.
Watch the TV special on ABS-CBN Channel 2 this August 20, 3:30 PM, and on ABS- CBN Sports + Action, at 8PM.