Basketball fans of all ages joined the VBA 2023 storytelling contest to share captivating stories detailing their passion for the sport and the crucial role it plays in their lives. Tracy’s eight-year love affair with the ball game began when she found herself watching the Saigon Heat in the ASEAN Basketball League (ABL). Photo: VBATracy spent the next few years watching her students excel at basketball, including winning the Vietnam Students Basketball League and coming close to securing a national U16 championship. “However, my love for basketball has been a wholly unique experience, especially because I share that passion with my child. A father and son in the audience at a VBA 2023 game.