Many fans have hand-crafted meticulous items such as paintings and photo cards to show their love to the professional basketball players at the 2022 VBA.
Among them was a supporter of the Danang Dragons, who wants to stay anonymous.
This person printed pictures of the team’s players and coaching staff, rounded off the corners, laminated, and presented the photo cards as unique gifts to the members.
|Handmade photo cards given by a fan to the Danang Dragons players. Photo: VBA
The Danang Dragons members really appreciated the presents, with Edward Horton and Dominique Grant vowing to keep them carefully as an unforgettable memory.
Besides the Danang Dragon squad, Tam Dinh and Sang Dinh received other meaningful items -- cartoonish paintings portraying the two brothers -- created by a fan known as Ha ‘Won.’
|A fan gives portrait paintings to Tam Dinh (L) and Sang Dinh. Photo: VBA
The gifts surprised and captivated Sang Dinh, who played as a defender of the Vietnamese national basketball team at the delayed 2021 Southeast Asian Games.
“Ha is the best! Thank you for your love and support! Sang really appreciates and can feel the endless energy from you in the games,” the player said.
|A Hanoi Buffaloes player takes a photo with a fan. Photo: VBA
In each VBA game, after enjoying the wonderful competition atmosphere, fans can interact with players on the court.
This post-match event has created opportunities for fans to take pictures, get closer interactions, give gifts, get autographs on jerseys, balls and photo cards, and chat with players.