If you follow Rico Blanco on Twitter (@ricoblanco), you'll know that he watches basketball whenever he can. When he's not writing imaginative songs, he's probably tweeting about LeBron James or posting images of his favorite basketball sneakers on Instagram.
I remember spotting Rico during an Ateneo-La Salle game in Araneta. This was anywhere between 1995 to 1997. Can't remember the exact year. But I do remember that he was on his up to Upper Box B to watch the game. That's just hard core hoops love right there.
So when Rico deftly inserted a Dominique Wilkins poster in his new song Lipat Bahay, I wasn't shocked. A Joy Division record. The E-Heads CD. Galing! Maybe I expected those. But you have to be a bit hard core to show Dominique Wilkins, legendary scorer and high-flyer for the Atlanta Hawks, a lot of love in a song.
Just in case you're too young remember Dominique Wilkins, here's the unforgettable 1988 Slam Dunk Contest duel between Wilkins and Michael Jordan:
Plus watch more dunks from The Human Highlight Film: