Ronaldinho Hands Out Free Barcelona Jerseys To Big Stars At NBA All-Star Weekend
Barcelona Brand Ambassador and World Cup Winner, Ronaldinho over the weekend handed out free Barcelona Jerseys to stars at the NBA All-Star weekend.
Ronaldinho met with NBA stars LeBron James and Steph Curry as the Barcelona legend stopped by at the All-Star weekend.
The Brazilian also met Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, Marc Gasol and a host of other NBA stars and handed out Barcelona shirts as gifts to them.
Ronaldinho was recently appointed a global brand ambassador for his former Spanish club Barcelona.
As a global club ambassador for Barcelona, Ronaldinho appears to be taking his new role very seriously.
He arrived at the NBA All-Stars weekend in New Orleans with dozens of replica Free Barcelona jerseys to hand out.
The retired Brazilian legend became quite the journeyman after his time at the Camp Nou having hung up his boots.
The star returned to Barcelona with the task of spreading the brand globally as Brand Ambassador.
At the Smoothie King Arena last weekend, Ronaldinho did his job really well.
There he met with NBA superstars LeBron James and Steph Curry, taking a pictures with each of them, and sharing same on Instagram.
Ronaldinho, 36, later met many more NBA stars including: Anthony Davis, James Harden, Marc Gasol, Draymond Green, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kevin Durant, handing personalized Barcelona strips to all of them.
The World Cup winner was in attendance as the annual NBA All-Star Celebrity Game 2017 was played out to a capacity crowd.
The game featured Mark Cuban and Brandon Armstrong amongst others as the East team defeated the West 88-59 points.
A fun twist to make the game a little less tense, both teams agreed to participate in the mannequin challenge just before the second half begun.
This proved as confusing as it was entertaining for everyone present.
Ronaldinho won the Champions League and two La Liga titles under Frank Rijkaard before Pep Guardiola opted to sacrifice the forward in order to make Lionel Messi the central focus of his team.
Speaking to the press after the game, Ronaldinho said:
“I will continue to take the name of Barca around the world and it will be great to wear the shirt again.
“Together with my team-mates, we helped put together a great part of the club’s history and thanks to God, things turned out well.”