The blinding lights of showbusiness did stop the star-studded roster from putting on a show at the SM Mall of Asia Arena last May 21, 2023. ABS-CBN’s annual Star Magic All-Star Basketball Game recognizes their talents’ convincing artistry and athleticism, scoured across several sporting events. The 2023 rendition of the event saw one of the industry’s biggest and most beloved stars, Daniel Padilla, put on a legendary shooting clinic for the Star Magic Dream Team.
It must be the shoes, right? Padilla channeled his inner Baby Faced Assasin, putting up seven (yes, seven) long bombs, sporting the Under Armour Curry 9 Flow ‘Sesame Street Cookie Monster’ on 50% shooting (7/14). Supremo’s sweet stroke, coupled with an 11-point, 17-rebound double-double from Gerald Anderson, widened the deficit to six in the third quarter, yet was drawn to a halt, seeing the Ion Perez-led It’s Showtime ensemble convert a late-minute free-throw and a two-point dagger to secure an 80-77 victory.
Drawing influence from the 4-time National Basketball Association (NBA) Champion’s love for the iconic PBS franchise, the ‘Sesame Street’ pack was initially unveiled in 2021, draped across a drove of Curry 9 Flow colorways.
Cookie Monster’s fur coat is integrated into the silhouette, sporting a fuzzy blue pull tab and woven TPU yarn of the same color. His googly eyes appear on the ankle collar with Curry’s logo pressed on the lateral side. The predecessor to the 2023 Curry 10 saw inspired renditions of Cookie Monster, Oscar the Grouch, Abby Cadabby, Lily the Tiger, and the two-time NBA Most Valuable Player’s favorite, Elmo.