Archive - June 2016

Starting 5ive: Salamat, Calvin at LA

We won’t be seeing the beasting of Calvin Abueva nor the oncourt leadership of LA Tenorio at the 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament to be held in Manila. Here are five things we will miss from the two Gilas heroes.

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Dayories: Diliman, Quezon City

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Special Trip on a Sunday in Diliman, Quezon City.

Sixth Man: The Man with the James Yap Tattoo

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.

A delivery guy from Pampanga has a total of three tattoos on his body: one is of a scorpion, another says “Yapsters,” and the freshest one is the portrait of his PBA idol.

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Starting 5ive: Remembering the 2015-2016 NBA Season

There will be no NBA games for at least five months. Let that sink in for a moment. Now breathe, and thank the basketball gods for giving us a crazy, exciting, and historic NBA season.

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Sixth Man: The story of a coach in Hollywood

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.

Samuel L. Jackson and his players were badasses in the 2005 film Coach Carter. To back up the badassery, the actors needed someone, a real coach, to draw up plays for them–that someone was half-Filipino basketball coach Hernando Planells.

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Starting 5ive: The co-MVPs of the 2016 NBA Finals

Cleveland’s 52-year championship drought is over, Craig Ehlo can finally get a good night’s sleep, and LeBron is again Finals MVP. But The King should share his Bill Russell NBA Finals MVP Award with the guys who saved the series from being a sleeping face emoji.

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Sixth Man: The story of a father and son trainer

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.

Tembong is a legendary boxing and basketball trainer. Closely following in his footsteps is his son, Bobot.

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