The video material was used in several TV shows in the Philippines and proved very successful on YouTube too. Paras' growing popularity and news that he would join the prestigious University of UCLA in the summer of 2016 brought new life to the video and it topped 2 million views on 7 March.
To celebrate the occasion, FIBA has published a new Kobe Paras video including a previously unreleased interview, which features the then 16-year-old player talking about his roots, his desire to follow his own route and his dream to play for the Philippines senior national team.
Besides the dunks he showcased in the Honda Dunk Contest final, the video includes dunks in practice and in the qualifying round. It also includes an interview of new Philippines international Thirdy Ravenna, discussing his team-mate.