United under the same passion in basketball has made this following team stronger than ever in each competition. Griffin Stars Warriors is a Tangerang-based basketball community whose members are driven to be the best basket baller. They’ve successfully won a lot of trophies, establishing the fact that the team consistently brings the best of themselves to the arena.
Started as a small group of basketball enthusiasts, now they have grown into champions. And all is revealed through Legiteamate #CreateYourHistory campaign.
What was your dreams when you were a kid?
Kennard: “Initially, since I was a kid, I’ve always dreamed about being a police. But as I grew up, I develop fascinations toward other areas, and basketball has been the main focus. Though in the future, I’d like to be a businessman.”
Does it take the majority of your time to stay focused on the game?
Dewa: “I think I sacrificed a lot of time. I spent a lot of my time to be good at basketball and sometimes didn’t have enough time with my family.”
Achievements that you’ve got throughout your career?
Carlen: “I’ve been playing basketball since I was in the ninth grade and I feel like I’ve found something that I truly enjoy doing and I worked really hard at it. I received the MVP award right after I joined the basketball competition for my high school, and another one during the inter provincial championship. The next MVP title I got for four years in a row on student-level. Recently, my team and I won the game in the Tangerang communities.”
What does “creating your history” mean to you?
Alex: “For me, creating your history is about becoming someone who inspires many people, being a basketball player in my case. I wish to inspire younger kids to be good at playing basketball or to have a career as a basketball athlete. Giving them motivation actually motivates me to work harder than before.”
Talking about life in general, what do you want to be remembered as?
Kennard: “I want to be remembered as someone who works hard and someone who can motivate others.”
Do you have any messages that you’d like to pass on to those who are currently struggling with their dreams?
Dewa: “I’d like for them to know that you should fight until your last breathe in order to pursue your dream and to not be afraid of failing, because failing is actually drives you more to push and to be successful in the future.”
If you’re asked the most important role in your life, which one are you going to pick? Entrepreneur/athlete/son?
Kennard: “For me, as a son. I believe that the most important things in life is being a son—a part of a family. That’s the most important role for me in my life.”
Dewa: “First and foremost is definitely family (son). But ever since I’m being an athlete—this role becomes a learning process for me to be more discipline, competitive, and persistent in reaching out our goals.”
Carlen: “Being a son. I see that no matter how great I’ve become as an athlete in the future, I am nothing without my family.”
Alex: “As a scholar. Because I could have a great foundation for a better future which eventually can be beneficial for my surrounding as well.”
What is your hope for the basketball communities in the future?
Carlen: “The basketball community in Tangerang is mildly popular, so my hope would be that in the future there will be more communities. We hope that through basketball communities, people will develop more passions and will commit to bring the best.”
Editor: Galuh Tathya
Writer: Windyannisa Cindrati
Photographer: Vicky Melly
Digital Imaging: Rendra Martin
Stylist: Salsabila Sari
MUA: Nadia Renata
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