KOBE Paras wowed the crowd in his rare Philippine appearance as he starred in Destiny's 121-109 win over Legacy on Saturday in the Nike Rise Legacy Night in Mandaluyong City.
The teen sensation joined a team of collegiate and young PBA stars in beating their opponents composed of basketball legends that included no less than his father Benjie Paras.
As expected, Kobe proved to be the star of the night by showing off an array of dazzling dunks including a reverse slam off a lob by former national 3x3 teammate Thirdy Ravena.
Paras also made an impression in the slam dunk exhibition at halftime when he leapt over La Salle star Jeron Teng and Barako Bull forward Nico Salva.
The legends, however, didn't go home empty-handed as the legendary Allan Caidic, James Yap, and Renren Ritualo won their respective three-point shootout matches.
The highlight of the shooting contest came Caidic beat Jeff Chan of Rain or Shine, 18-17, in a battle pitting past and present PBA gunners.