His father is more than his lifetime-coach – he is his biggest inspiration.
Jr. NBA All-Star Basti Locsin, son of former PBA player Noli “The Tank” Locsin, shared what it’s like to follow the footsteps of his father, enjoy sharing the same passion, and at the same time, step out of his shadow.
“Sa tingin ko, kaya ko namang higitan si Papa,” said Basti. “Balak ko pong gumawa ng sarili kong pangalan.”
It wasn’t hard for Basti to love the game as his father introduced him to the fundamentals at an early age, with the younger Locsin working to apply those skills on the court.
The countless hours they spent together training and talking about the game became precious moments that formed a special bond between father and son. Basti never took anything for granted – he took everything in stride. To step out of the shadows of his father may not be an easy task, but at a young age, Basti has shown that he has what it takes to shine.