In Season 1 | Episode 11 of The Tedi31 Podcast with Dr. Tedi Villasor, Tedi speaks with veteran sportscaster Noel Zarate. Zarate, along with several other local sportscasters, established the Center for Sports Communication (CSC)  and Newbies Broadcasting Academy . In 2020, he hosts “An Eternity of Basketball” podcast along with Atty. Charlie T. Cuna and Sid Ventura.
During our conversation, Noel shared how he got into the field of radio and television broadcasting, his experience calling the 2013 NBA Global Games at the Mall of Asia Arena, thoughts on the ESPN 10-part documentary: The Last Dance, the July 2020 NBA restart, and stories about NBA Greats like Dennis Rodman, Larry Joe Bird, Steve Nash, Luc Longley, and the late Kobe Bean Bryant.
With the rescheduling of the Online Charity Auction benefiting Freelance Basketball Coaches, several of the participating coaches, Coach Ariel, and I spent the rest of the session touching on a myriad of topics:
20:12 mark – Thoughts on the restart of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
28:45 mark – Possible NBA return date.
32:30 mark – Which among the professional sports will start first?
33:10 mark – Will this be the last LeBron James championship run?
During the evening webinar, we got to talk with Blackwater Elite team owner Mr. Dioceldo Sy and CEO of the East Asia League (EASL) Mr. Matt Beyer. Beyer, who used to work for the Milwaukee Bucks, is now based in Hong Kong and speaks Mandarin.