Sixth Man

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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The story of The Dean’s daughter

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.

We call him The Dean and we know him as that iconic voice of the PBA. But to Cristina Henson-Ngkaion, he is simply known as “Pop”–the big sports fan with a big heart.

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The story of Barangay Ginebra’s Sixth Woman

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.

GI-NE-BRA! GI-NE-BRA! This familiar chant rocks the arena each time Ginebra does Ginebra things. Echoing all the way from Los Baños, Laguna, die-hard fan Kaye Cabal makes sure her chants–in 140 characters–are heard as well.

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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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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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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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