After officially declaring his application to the upcoming 2021 PBA Rookie Draft on Monday, Andre Paras responded to critics of his decision to return to the hardcourt once again.

/ 24 December 2020

“Don’t hate on someone chasing their dreams just because you didn’t pursue yours,” the 25-year-old forward tweeted.

Many netizens shared their sentiments on social media where they questioned the cager-turned-actor’s decision to enter the stacked draft.

There were also comments asserting this was just a publicity stunt by the son of Benjie Paras, putting him in the same breath as some nuisance draftees from the past.

But many people are somehow forgetting that Paras can definitely play well in the court.

Paras played for the AMA Online Education in the D-League, every time the 6-foot-5 undersized power forward would easily post double-digits in rebounds.

Moreover, his dedication to basketball is exceptional, as he always made time to suit up for the Titans despite his hectic schedule.

“If you love what you do, go for it because we are young and we have opportunities na minsan lang makarating sa ‘yo e.”

Though more known for his career as an actor, the 25-year-old Paras has still stayed with his first love—basketball.