Seeds are small and seemingly insignificant when you put it on the palm of your hand
But when you plant those seeds, water them and nurture them, you just don’t know how big they will become when they grow through time.
Those seeds are just like the basketball clinic Barangay Ginebra backup point guard Rob Labagala recently launched in Navotas.
Seemingly small after starting with just 60 kids, yet, he said that clinic was able to achieve its purpose, that of planting seeds of greatness in the minds of young people within Navotas.
In my recent chat with the 5’9″ guard out of the University of the East, Labagala said handing out the certificates to kids, age 9-11 years, during the graduation ceremony last Saturday (Oct. 27) brought back memories of his childhood days when he enrolled in a basketball clinic in Cebu.
“Sarap pala ng feeling ng ganon. Yung tipong naipapasa mo talent mo o nakakainspire ka ng bata…fulfilling talaga! Promise,” Labagala said.
That experience he had in Cebu planted the seeds of his dream of eventually playing in the PBA. That dream became a reality after emerging as the 12th overall pick during the 2010 PBA Rookie Draft.