Archive - August 2015

Starting 5ive: Taylor Swift songs for Gilas 3.0

As Philippine basketball gears up for international competition, us fans are still facing questions such as: Will Jordan Clarkson play? Is Ping really back? Does Junemar have a Philippine passport? Will Andray Blatche stop eating pizza? No answers yet, but with all the injuries and drama, Gilas 3.0 is already starting to sound like one big heartbreak. Like a Taylor Swift song.

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Starting 5ive: Things we learned from Ricky Rubio’s Manila visit

It was a rainy weekend, but it did not stop Ricky Rubio, the 24-year-old Spanish point guard of the Minnesota Timberwolves, from taking on Manila, seeing the sites, playing streetball, and flirting with Ariana Grande.

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Can’t knock the hustle: Journey of an aspiring PBA player

Nervous energy filled the Robinson’s Midtown Mall in Ermita, Manila on a regular Sunday afternoon in August 2012. It’s the annual PBA Draft. Each time PBA Commissioner Chito Salud walked up to the podium to call a name, the anxiousness of some of was replaced with elation. For the others, despair subbed in.

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VIRAL STAR: Meet NBA impersonator BdotAdot

On some days, he’s Kobe Bryant. On others, he’s JaVale McGee. Today, BuhayBasket spoke to Brandon “BdotAdot” Armstrong, the man behind the spot-on NBA impersonations that have sent the internet finger rolling in laughter.

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