All the NBA buzz has brought attention to Miami Heat and Erik Spoelstra. The son of an NBA exec and a Filipino mother from San Pablo, Laguna, this sportsman paid a visit to his mom's hometown last year and made a splash when he taught the kids there the ins and outs of playing ball. For a country so obsessed with shooting hoops, it's a huge deal to have a champ proudly acknowledge his being Filipino and traveling halfway around the world to learn more about his heritage.
Filipino-American head coach of Miami Heat Erik Celino Spoelstra; Proud to be Pinoy!
— Erik Celino Spoelstra
Filipino-American head coach
head coach of Miami Heat
National Basketball Association
— Ang Galing ng Pinoy!