Archive - May 2016

Starting 5ive: What we want to see in GSW-OKC Game 7

We’ll let the basketball experts handle the “Thunder-Warriors Game 7 Preview.” This is what us basketball fans really want to see in what is poised to be the best game of the 2016 NBA Playoffs (so far).

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Sixth Man: The story of a Pinoy fan in Thailand

Sixth Man is the unsung hero, the one cheering from the bench and delivering quality minutes when needed. In this weekly series, BuhayBasket puts the spotlight on the men and women who contribute to the game in their own way, away from the limelight.

Thailand-based Dion Timbang relies on YouTube highlights and live streaming to watch Philippine basketball. So when the Gilas cadets came to Bangkok for the SEABA games, he knew what to do.

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Sixth Man: The story of a Pinoy in the NBA

Sixth Man is the unsung hero, the one cheering from the bench and delivering quality minutes when needed. In this weekly series, BuhayBasket puts the spotlight on the men and women who contribute to the game in their own way, away from the limelight.

He gets to travel with the New York Knicks, sit courtside at Madison Square Garden, and learn from an 11-time champion coach. But as Dr. Erwin Benedict Valencia tells BuhayBasket, these aren’t the only things that make his job a dream come true.

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Dayories: Zamboanga Sibugay

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Agua, the 6-year-old girl in the red Hello Kitty shirt, loves to play basketball. In her hometown of Sta. Clara, Naga, Zamboanga Sibugay, playtime means learning how to break ankles with 10-year-old Brandstine. Her idol? The Beast, Calvin Abueva. Photo sent by Angelo P. Zerna.

Starting 5ive: Can Alaska do a San Miguel?

Three-zero. The Alaska Aces have seen this before, only this time, they are the ones who are one loss away from doing non-celebratory shots in Cocomangas. Can Alaska do what San Miguel did to them in February? Here are five reasons why they probably can’t.

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Sixth Man: The story of a graphic artist

Sixth Man is the unsung hero, the one cheering from the bench and delivering quality minutes when needed. In this weekly series, BuhayBasket puts the spotlight on the men and women who contribute to the game in their own way, away from the limelight.

Last week, sports photographer Paul Ryan Tan told his story of capturing the game that ended the “Korean curse.” This week’s Sixth Man is a fan from Cebu whose Photoshop skills led him to meet his favorite team.

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Dayories: Brgy. Malanday, Marikina

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This is how a typical sunny Saturday looks like at Jocson St., Brgy. Malanday, Marikina.

Sixth Man: The story of a hoops photographer

Sixth Man is the unsung hero, the one cheering from the bench and delivering quality minutes when needed. In this weekly series, BuhayBasket puts the spotlight on the men and women who contribute to the game in their own way, away from the limelight.

Three years ago, Jimmy Alapag hit a dagger 3 that ended the “Korean curse.” While some of us saw that shot on TV, others watched it happen live at the Mall of Asia arena. Paul Ryan Tan saw it behind the lens of his camera.

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