While Comicon Asia 2018 had a mix of our favorite iconic characters in the pop culture, there were two notable names that I’ve got to meet at the event. One was NBA and CBA Legend Stephon Marbury and the other is Joshua Diamante of Throne Barbershop in Toronto, who’s also made his mark as a barber to some NBA players and some R&B Artists.
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Joshua Diamante is a true blue Pinoy and is one of the founder of Throne Barbershop in Toronto, Ontario. Throne Barbershop has been the people’s shop that gets visit from all walks of life, different cities, and different countries. Joshua is among the top barbers and has had a client list of NBA Players and R&B Artists. He gave several haircuts during Comic Con Asia 2018 and one of the client that day was Eric Tai or Eruption.
One look at how he cuts and you’ll get to realize why he earned his premium rate at Throne. He is very meticulous and he really checks which style would be perfect for you. He was able to do several demonstrations during Comic Con. Barbershop has also gone premium in the Philippines but I do hope we get our own Throne Barbershop here. Joshua was also among the movers that brought along the legend of Starbury.
We also got to see up close an NBA and CBA Legend in Stephon Marbury at Comic Con Asia. Marbury was an offensive monster during his prime. Also known as Starbury, he was a mercurial guard on the court that had a lot of offensive arsenals. I was able to follow his exploits in the NBA since we were playing fantasy basketball during that time and he’d always be among our top picks because of his fantasy value. Starbury have an impressive basketball resume from high school, college to an NBA All Star to a US National Team player. After his stint with NBA, he took his talents to CBA and became a legend in China. He’s a winner on all levels.
Starbury was a phenom on the court and a lot friendlier in person. It was nice to see a basketball legend up close and I’m happy to have a signed Georgia Tech Jersey. He even made a round at Comic Con Asia to meet some of his fans. Comic Con Asia 2018 also had a lot of cos-players, comic themed shops, food stalls, shows and a whole lot of gimmicks. It was a great tie-up to introduce both the Throne and Starbury brand in the country.