After retaining the championship trophy again at this year’s All Star Games, Gerald Anderson admitted it was a challenging match against Vice Ganda’s It’s Showtime All Stars team who gave them a neck-to-neck rally all the way, even resulting in a double overtime. “Lahat sila nag-enjoy kaya nagbigay kami ng magandang laro sa kanilang lahat. Kahit artista, kahit nagpatawa yung Showtime, at the end of the day sobrang saya ng laro and everybody enjoyed. Sobrang napagod ako. Sobra. Double overtime. Ang taas na ng score namin 119-109. Umabot kami ng ganun kataas. It was a good game. Everybody enjoyed,” he shared.
The actor-athlete also said he did not want to be taken out of the game even after incurring six personal fouls in the first overtime. “Graduate na tayo (laughs). Nainis ako sa referee kasi sinasabi ko sa referee, ‘Huwag niyo ako tawagan ng foul para makalaro ako.’ Pero tinawagan pa rin ako. Sports kasi yan yung buhay ko dati,” he said.
Gerald said he was happy to play against Team Vice Ganda because of the fun they brought to the game. “Kita mo sa kanila na pamilya sila eh. They had a good time. They had a lot of fans and everybody just had a great time. Para sa akin yan yung pinakamasayang laro, from all the games ito ang pinakamasaya,” he added.
The All Star Games is a tradition that Gerald looks forward to every year and he hopes Star Magic can continue for the artists in the years to come. “Andito lang naman ako sa Star Magic. Sana magawa namin ito every year kasi magandang inspiration ito sa mga bata kasi lang kami artista, naglalaro kami. Lahat ng tao nag-chi-cheer for both teams,” he shared.