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.
Erold del Mundo is living proof that basketball never stops, basketball is for everyone, and basketball is life.
Who run the world of women’s basketball? Not just Maya Moore and Becky Hammon. Jean Serafin from Laguna can kick your ass too.
By Kram CervantesDraft day is in the books! For the fans of the lottery teams, the draft packed the drama and pressure of a seven-game playoff series in a three-hour event. Just like past editions, there were on-the-money picks and absolute head-scratchers. There weren’t a lot of blockbuster trades this year, but there’s definitely no shortage of bold decisions that have already sparked intense debates.
On March 20, 2013, James Blair ran to the court, high-fived LeBron James, was escorted out by security, went to jail, and was banned for a year from the arena. BuhayBasket caught up with THE LeBron James fan to ask him: What do you think of LeBron’s haters?
For 12 years, Australia-based graphic designer Tyson Beck has been creating NBA-related designs. BuhayBasket and Lakers Nation PH had a quick chat with Beck on being NBA’s go-to design guy, and living by the Mamba Mentality. (He has the largest collection of Kobe Bryant jerseys in the world.)
The bandwagon theory, fairweather fans, loyalty, and all about fandom.
When you have to give the ball back, it’s “bek.” “Piso” and “butata” when you block someone, and “ala hoy” for the circus shot that went in. What other basketball terms do you know?
New commish, “farm” teams, the PBA on social media, Tia Tanaka, and other Asian imports in the PBA.