Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra made a courtesy call to President Benigno Aquino III this morning as part of his work as one of the NBA’s official ambassadors to the Philippines. The Filipino-American Spoelstra traces his roots to San Pablo City in Laguna, and has traveled back to the country in each of the last three summers.
After Coach Spo presented P-Noy a t-shirt from NBA FIT, the two gentlemen went behind closed doors for some 30 minutes for a quick meeting. While details of their chat haven’t been made available, we could only hazard a couple of guesses:
- They compared notes on the respective “James” basketball superstars in their lives — controversial forward LeBron James, whom Spoelstra coaches for the Miami Heat, and James Yap, Aquino’s soon to be ex-brother-in-law.
- Dating tips. Both men are among the most eligible Filipino bachelors, and neither is getting any younger; P-Noy turned 51 this year, while Spoelstra will turn 41 in November.