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.
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.
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.
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.