“Will Accomplish More Than Ja (Morant)”: After Witnessing 6’2 Philippines Star’s Mesmerizing Skills, Fans Lure “Air Abando” to Join NBA

Published 09/05/2023, 12:19 PM EDT

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In the world of professional sports, none of the athletes have a secure future forever. A new prospect is always going to outshine the existing players, eventually. This phenomenon occurs due to many reasons as age, fitness, etc. Even the teams want fresh talent in their squad as they have the fire and willpower to prove something to the world.

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In the world of basketball, a new prospect is gathering the attention of the fans. During a FIBA World Cup match, this 6’2” player stole the show and left the fans in awe. They had a lot of praise for the youngster who displayed great talent during his 19 minutes on the floor.

Air Abando turning everyone’s head with a spectacular performance

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Rhenz Abando, who is 6 feet 2 inches tall, demonstrated his basketball skills in an exciting match against South Sudan. While the game had major consequences on both nations’ Olympic hopes, Abando’s defensive performances didn’t go unappreciated. It was no simple task to overcome South Sudan, who had a 21-point lead in the first half. Abando and his Filipino colleagues faced not just a skilled opponent, but also an energizing home audience, cheering for the team in the Big Dome. Even though the odds appeared to be against them, Abando’s drive and defensive abilities shone through.

In the face of difficulties, Abando and his colleagues united behind a simple yet effective mantra: stick together. They realized that basketball is a game of momentum, and despite the early disadvantage, they refused to surrender. Abando’s tenacious defensive efforts were critical to their comeback attempt.

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While he did not score many points, his influence on the game was clear. During his 19 minutes on the floor, he produced three assists and three shot blocks. These crucial plays received tremendous applause from the Filipino audience and proved Abando’s ability to make a difference in defense. South Sudan ended up victorious, and this marked the second time they won in the FIBA World Cup.

Abando’s effort against South Sudan demonstrated his potential as an international basketball defensive powerhouse. His presence on the floor will definitely become more effective as he continues to develop his talents and acquire experience. While the final result may sometimes not reflect his accomplishments, his defensive prowess is a critical component of his team’s success. And looking at his performance, the fans took to social media to talk about the star’s future.

Fans draw comparisons to Abando’s performance

Generally, when a player scores a lot of points, he garners the attention of the fans. But Rhenz Abando got noticed for his defensive skills. Everyone who witnessed this spectacle was in awe of the player’s dominance. Due to this, the fans started giving their opinion about this new prospective superstar.

One fan even compared him with the controversial Ja Morant and wrote, This the one who will accomplish more than JA“. Another fan compared him to another basketball star and said, New and improved Jeremy Lin?

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Some fans thought that Abando was getting hyped for no reason. They commented, he needs to be in nba off two dunks, warm up stretches, and a 3 pointer? cmon now.Another fan did not understand the hype behind Abando’s performance and wrote, Saying he should get an nba contract off of warmups is crazy.

While some fans were hating on this new talent, a fan gave some stats to shut them up. He said,He is 6’2 and is the number 1 in the top blocker per game for guard position in FIBA ahead of Tyrese Haliburton and only played 10min per game.

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Rhenz’s outstanding defensive effort against South Sudan exemplifies his crucial role in the game. His defensive skill promises to be something worth paying attention to. And as he continues his basketball adventure, he leaves fans anxiously awaiting his future contributions on the field.

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Dhruv Shastry

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Dhruv is an NBA writer at ES with years of playing experience to name. Despite the ankle injury barring him from playing further, he never lost touch with the sport. He loves the swag and the attitude basketball players possess.
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Saumya Khanduja

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