Despite being towered over by NBA legends, Filipino-Australian singer Ylona Garcia is the real MVP for interviewing the likes of Dirk Nowitzki and James Worthy.
The stars don’t seem blind at all now that the universe is paving the way for Ylona Garcia. Right after the release of her newest single, Entertain Me, which gained a million streams in 24 hours and a co-sign with The Valorant, she’s back at it again, but this time she’s ballin’ with the greats.
Kicking off the 2022 NBA All-Star Weekend with Team Durant vs. Team LeBron, Ylona Garcia got us a backstage pass in between. She was able to interview the legendary James Worthy (a.k.a. “Big Game), one of the key players that led the Lakers team of the 80s to championships and is now a sports commentator, and gave him a pop quiz on famous musicians like Michael Jackson and Madonna.
But what made NBA fans most jealous is Ylona being able to have a 1-on-1 demo with Dirk Nowitzki, who’s probably one of the greatest power forwards of all time. He’s a 14-time All-Star, too, which is why the moment he taught Ylona Garcia some of his defense tactics, we were caught off guard. Can we talk about their height differences, too? Ylona is us feeling tiny when Dirk got off his seat and showed her his moves.
Welp. Aside from the light-hearted moments between the Filipino-Aussie and these big time hoopers, Erik Spoelstra (Miami Heat’s coach) also made an appearance as the head tactician for Team Durant. The first Asian-American coach to win an NBA championship, he also shared during an interview at the All-Star game that he felt goosebumps when he learned that there’s a possibility that the Philippines will be hosting the upcoming The World Cup. “I am really grateful that everybody will be able to see Manila and just the enthusiasm worldwide for basketball. The fan base there is as good as anywhere in the world,” Erik said.