In this episode of Where Were You When?, we go back to the last time Gilas Pilipinas was on the World Cup stage.
After a series of close, heartbreaking defeats, there was only one assignment left: the biggest, tallest, most athletic team the Philippine team had to play against.
With Jayson Castro watching from the bench, hobbled with injury, Gilas had to manufacture another miracle. They did it—for Jimmy one last time, for Jayson, and everything he had done to get them there, for Junemar and the future, for every Pinoy yelling “Puso” like a madman in those Spanish stands and in Filipino living rooms. They did it. For all of us.
Look back at the time Jimmy Broke the Curse and when Gilas Took on the World.
Where Were You When? is a video series produced by BuhayBasket and SLAM Philippines.