Basketball legend, Michael Jordan, recorded a message for the Philippines, for the first time.
The exclusive message for Filipino athletes was sponsored by Gatorade Philippines and posted on their social media platforms.
In the 30-second video, Jordan said:
“Mabuhay Philippines! I just want to tell you young Pinoy athletes out there to keep training, keep sweating, and keep working towards your goals.”
Jordan, became the legendary MJ in basketball circles as he played 15 seasons for the National Basketball Association with the Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards. The NBA website cites him as “the greratest basketball player of all time.”
MJ is one of the most effectively marketed athletes and helped popularize the NBA through the 1980s and the 90s.
“In a basketball crazy nation such as ours, Michael Jordan has been a true inspiration to many generations of Filipinos. As Gatorade’s first athlete ambassador, we look to continue his legacy through his unique partnership with our brand,” said Tony Atayde, Pepsico
Philippines Marketing Manager for Hydration in a media release.
Jordan is currently the owner of the Charlotte Hornets of the NBA.
Jordan capped the message recommending the hydrating drink. “Fuel your performance with the best. I believe this then, and I still believe this now. Nothing hydrates better, nothing beats Gatorade,”