Archive - September 2014

Peripheral Vision: Chot and Cheetas

With social media’s reach as expansive as Kevin Durant’s wingspan, it’s almost impossible to keep up with all the fascinating posts online. It can be quite exhausting. Like playing through five overtimes. Peripheral Vision takes a look around the web to select some of the more interesting items so you don’t have to. No complex scouting process here though. Just a lazy and quick survey of the vast digital hoops community.

Our deep gratitude to you too, MVP

While a lot of frustrated Pinoys are calling for the head of Gilas coach Chot Reyes, Gilas godfather and overall good guy, Manny V. Pangilinan came to his aid. A day after Gilas bowed out of contention in the Asian Games, MVP posted a series of tweets, defending Reyes and the squad.

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Starting 5ive: Things to learn from the Gilas heartbreak

Gilas Pilipinas, despite being favorites following an inspiring run at the FIBA World Cup, bowed out of contention on Sunday and will exit the 17th Asian Games without medals to bring home.

In lieu of hardware, here are five priceless lessons that Gilas players, coaching staff, and diehards should take away from the disappointing stint, which may come handy for the FIBA Asia Championship next year:

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Tiwala sa Gilas

In the last few days leading up to the FIBA World Cup, BuhayBasket asked basketball-crazy Filipinos both here and abroad to weigh in on the chances of Gilas Pilipinas as they face their biggest and most difficult challenge yet.

The responses we got were as phenomenal as the Philippine team’s historic run in making it among basketball’s elite.

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Dayories: Brgy. South Triangle, Quezon City

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A day after Gilas elevated Philippine basketball back among the world’s elite, a kid from Quezon City took to the streets to pay tribute to the man who brought us there.

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Salamat, Gilas Pilipinas

We lost sleep. We cursed. We celebrated. Thank you, Gilas Pilipinas.

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