“Never stop dreaming.”
This is Gerald Anderson’s caption in an Instagram post bearing a photo of him at a basketball court wearing his Marikina Shoemasters jersey. It may seem cliché to others, but these three words is what Gerald lived up for years and now.
Gerald has always been vocal about his passion for sports, especially his love for basketball. Whenever Star Magic’s All-Star Game is held, Gerald is always present to play the yearly face-off among the country’s biggest stars. In the recent All-Star Game, he successfully led his Blue Team in winning the annual basketball match as its Team Captain, which is a superb personal triumph. But, Gerald wants more than just showing off in exhibition games against fellow actors; he really yearns to play basketball professionally.
And, his inclusion in the roster of the Marikina’s Ball Club in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League is truly a dream come true.
On Magandang Buhay, Gerald expressed how overwhelmed he was being part of a legit pro league, which was a childhood dream while growing up in General Santos City. In the ongoing MPBL season, Gerald said he continues to play hard for the Shoemasters and keeps himself in tiptop shape during scrimmages and workouts. He said he is also a good team player on the hardcourt, which is something he applies in everything he does.
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Gerald’s achievement is truly an inspiration for all of us. With dedication, passion and hard work, nothing can stop us from achieving our dreams.
Wishing you the best on your basketball career, Gerald!
PHOTOS CREDIT: @andersongeraldjr IG