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De Ocampo jokes as challenge on LeBron goes viral: I made him popular

Ranidel de Ocampo is already a household name in basketball crazy Philippines.

Then he went global over the weekend after taking part in LeBron James’ highlight video during his Strive For Greatness Show in Manila.

Ranidel de Ocampo (33). INQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin Vardeleon
In the video that went viral, de Ocampo was seen trying to give James a dose of his own medicine as he attempted a chasedown block on the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar’s patented Statue-of-Liberty dunk during an exhibition game.

“Actually, I really wanted to challenge him, but I had already jumped when I realized that I won’t be able to get to him. But at the same time, I was okay to be included on his poster,” said the veteran forward.

Author: Mark Giongco, Inquirer
Full Article: http://sports.inquirer.net/263966/de-ocampo-jokes-challenge-lebron-goes-viral-made-popular

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