Starting 5ive

Starting 5ive: The Philippine Centennial Team

To give the Philippines its fifth gold medal at the William Jones Cup, PH-Mighty Sports swept the competition in dominating fashion. A squad composed of PBA legends, including 7’1″ EJ Feihl, did the same in ’98. Let’s remember them here in pixelated goodness.

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Starting 5ive: Pure Hoop Design

Basketball-inspired art is the best kind of art because it successfully merges two things that you didn’t think would go well together, like Joakim Noah at a subway station waiting for a train or Jae Crowder holding a weapon.

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Starting 5ive: The Jones Cup Usual Suspects

The team representing the Philippines in this year’s Jones Cup is a ragtag group composed of journeymen, ex-PBA players, and the older Teng brother. They just might win it all.

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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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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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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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Starting 5ive: What we want to see in GSW-OKC Game 7

We’ll let the basketball experts handle the “Thunder-Warriors Game 7 Preview.” This is what us basketball fans really want to see in what is poised to be the best game of the 2016 NBA Playoffs (so far).

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Starting 5ive: Can Alaska do a San Miguel?

Three-zero. The Alaska Aces have seen this before, only this time, they are the ones who are one loss away from doing non-celebratory shots in Cocomangas. Can Alaska do what San Miguel did to them in February? Here are five reasons why they probably can’t.

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Starting 5ive: Who should coach the Lakers?

The Lakers have finally given Byron Scott the pink slip. With that, a new era is finally dawning in Lakerland. With a set of youngsters with tremendous potential, pressure from die-hard fans and ownership in flux, the coaching job in LA can make for a tricky gig. Here are five candidates that we feel can handle the task.

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Starting 5ive: Injuries that changed the NBA Playoffs

The reigning MVP is out. We still don’t know the extent of his injury, but it seems certain that he will miss the remainder of the first round (at the very least). Chris Paul and Blake Griffin are out for the rest of the postseason. Hear that? That’s the sound of a thousand Clipper fans crying.

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