Scottie Thompson has a thing for motorcycles, too

Jun 22, 2019
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LAST year, we shared that Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) player Scottie Thompson prefers to chill in traffic inside a Manila-proofed Hyundai Starex courtesy of Atoy Customs. Now it looks like the 25-year-old Ginebra guard has a thing for motorcycles, too.

Thompson, who recently won Most Valuable Player honors during the recently-concluded 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup Finals, has become the proud owner of a Honda CBR150R motorcycle. It's a gift from the motorbike manufacturer for his hot-shooting performance in the finals, and a very well-deserved one, too.

"Sobrang saya. Hindi lang para sa amin pero para na rin sa mga fans. Ang tagal nilang hinintay ang championship na 'to. We're really grateful to be a part of this history," Thompson said in an interview, referring to his team's recent championship.

"Hindi ako makapaniwala kasi ang daming deserving [players.] All of my hard work really paid off so, I feel blessed," he said, adding that every aspiring athlete needs to start with hard work and patience.

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Honda general manager Jomel Jerez lauded Thompson for his finals performance and congratulated him on his new toy: "We hope that Scottie Thompson gets to take his new CBR150R for a unique riding experience, especially with its outstanding features, sporty look, and sleek style."

Well, it really looks like Thompson's persistence has paid off. The CBR150R is one of Honda's sportiest-looking mass-market motorcycles in the Philippines. Just remember to stay safe out on the streets, Scottie.

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Minor edits have been made by the editors.

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