Donovan Mitchell in Manila: “School Homework is Important.”

NBA rookie sensation Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz planed into Manila early Father’s Day morning of the 17th June and stepped onto Manila soil for the first time when he landed around wee hours of 2am from China.

“I was surprised by the love of the fans even at two in the morning. I wanna give them love!” he shared during his presscon at the newly-expanded Adidas store in BGC.

NBA enthusiasts flocked the vicinity of the shoe store to catch Donovan as he faced the press and media passed 2pm. He was joined in the panel by PBA veteran Chris Tiu, Gilas cadet Kobe Paras, and new UP Fighting Maroon Bright Akhuetie, who all got to share a bit about themselves and interact with the NBA rookie.