THIS JOEY MARQUEZ RETRO JERSEY (P1,500)
Joey Marquez was a seven-year pro when he traded his PBA jersey for a pair of shorts and sando as a starter in Palibhasa Lalake. Good thing the people at Jersey Haven decided to pay homage to the former.
WHO NEEDS THIS? A person who is a fan of both basketball and comedy.
THIS NIKE AIR MAX 90 PAIR (P6,745)
Sole Academy has the best off-court sneakers that say, “I sometimes play ball after work, and on weekends I can be stylish.”
WHO NEEDS THIS? Fuccbois, sneakerheads, collectors, members of online sneaker groups, and basically anyone who wears cuffed jeans.
There are books on nearly every basketball topic, and these two shouldn’t be absent from any collection: Showboat: The Life of Kobe Bryant by Roland Lazenby and Virgilio ‘Baby’ Dalupan: The Maestro of Philippine Basketball.
WHO NEEDS THIS? Basketball nerds who actually have time to put their phones down. And read.
Wives and girlfriends who gift their significant others with a video game deserve a medal of valor for their courage. Kudos.
WHO NEEDS THIS? Basketball nerds who actually have time to put their phones down. And play video games.
THIS MINI HOOP SET (P995)
Why go outside when you can shoot hoops in the comfort of your own bedroom?
WHO NEEDS THIS? Those who say, “Why go outside when you can shoot hoops in the comfort of your own bedroom?”
A new Nike Factory Store recently opened in Mamplasan, which means there’s yet another reason to spend those hard-earned money. Look out for a good price on the Jordan Super.Fly 4 there.
WHO NEEDS THIS? All fans of the GOAT.
THIS ISSUE OF SLAM (P250)
This is no doubt the best SLAM issue in recent years.
WHO NEEDS THIS? Like Jesus…everyone.
Preferably, one that shows your love for the game, like this guy who got a James Yap tattoo in Pampanga. If that’s too far a commute, head on over to Wild Ones in BF Homes, Parañaque instead. Look for Batas.
WHO NEEDS THIS? Basketball fans with a very high tolerance to pain.
THESE WRIST BANDS
What better way to show support for your team than getting a tattoo. A less painful way is wearing these wrist bands from the NBA Store.
WHO NEEDS THIS? Those who should stop wearing baller IDs.
BURGER AND BEER WHILE WATCHING THE GAME
Chomping on a Bacon Chicharon Burger and chugging beer while watching the PBA Finals. If you can think of a trifecta of happiness that can top that, let us know. There’s a Burgers and Brewskies branch in Bonifacio Global City and Capitol Commons in Pasig for your burger, beer, and basketball needs.
WHO NEEDS THIS? Sad people who need a bit of joy in their lives.
PBA CHRISTMAS DAY TICKETS
Spend Christmas with the family by watching Saving Sally in the cinema. Then, watch Blackwater vs Mahindra and Ginebra vs Star in Bulacan.
WHO NEEDS THIS? Fans of Mac Belo. Fans of Mark Caguioa. Fans of Paul Lee. Fans of Christmas.
A LOPSIDED NBA FANTASY TRADE
Someone offered their iffy, off-the-waivers, inconsistent players for your fantasy studs? Close your eyes, take a deep breath, click accept, and never look back.
WHO NEEDS THIS? Fantasy team owners in desperate need of a W.
THIS JERON TENG SHIRT (P400)
La Salle had Ben Mbala, but Jeron Teng was the man in the recent UAAP Season 79 basketball finals. Get this shirt at Animo Nation.
WHO NEEDS THIS? Teng fans who never doubted his shooting from Day 1.
THIS VINTAGE DVD
Relive classic PBA moments with this poorly designed but most definitely entertaining DVD from a seller on OLX.
WHO NEEDS THIS? PBA fans who still use DVD players.
THIS PAIR OF ADIDAS HARDEN VOL. 1.
The first signature shoe of James Harden, future NBA MVP, is out and should be in every basketball fan’s closet. Beard not included.
WHO NEEDS THIS? Fans with a decent crossover and step back jumper.
A HAIRCUT AND SHAVE WHILE WATCHING THE GAME
Basketball fans need to look good too. Get the Titan Special in Bonifacio Global City, Glorietta 5 or UP Town Center. If you happen to visit the UP Town Center branch, look for Ryan. Tell him we sent you. (No discounts, just tell him we said hi)
WHO NEEDS THIS? Unkempt gentlemen.
THIS ARENA TICKET FROM KOBE’S LAST GAME (P7,403.36)
Kobe scored 60 points in his final NBA game. That’s all the answer you need in case you’re asking about the price. Get this on eBay now before Paul Pierce retires and scores 62 points in his last game.
WHO NEEDS THIS? Kobe fans.
THIS LIGA LEGENDS SHIRT
This 263CC and BuhayBasket collab pays tribute to all the liga legends who are spending the holidays with their loved ones and basketball.
WHO NEEDS THIS? You.
[Santa photo Kelley Cox, USA TODAY Sports, edited by BuhayBasket; Ginebra-Star photo from SLAM; Harden photo from adidas; tattoo photo from Christopher Talili; Titan photo from shootdelay; court photo from Toby’s]