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Word Up: Global Hoops 2016

The spotlight was on MOA Arena over the weekend with the arrival of Global Hoops 2016, which featured some of the best streetballers from around the world.

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Word Up: Global Hoops presscon

The Global Hoops presscon was held at the legendary Tenement court in Taguig. We saw some alley-oops thrown from the third floor, sick crossovers, and living legends. Who else is hyped for the main event?

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73-9: The brotherhood in Golden State

By Daryl Lim

Nobody ever imagined an NBA team losing nine games in a year. Nobody ever thought over a thousand three pointers could be made. Nobody considered, even for a single moment, that a team, led by an interim head coach, would be able to go on such a hot streak to start the season. Here we are folks. A new bar has been set by the Golden State Warriors.

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The Fantasy Dean: Watch out for DNPs

The Fantasy Dean Chinito Henson returns for class number two, which tackles the dangers of DNPs and The Walking Dead.

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Tweets of the Day: Lim Eng Beng, Basketball Legend

Lim Eng Beng, a legend in Philippine basketball, passed away on Monday after battling liver cancer for almost three years. He was 64 years old.

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Starting 5ive: Free Agency Frenzy Part 2

Mark Cuban went shopping, the Portland Trail Blazers disbanded, and the Spurs are going to win another title in the next three years, probably. Let’s start the season now, please!

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Christmas Day

After more than a 3-month hiatus, BuhayBasket is back not with a vengeance, but with fresher legs and the eye on the proverbial ball. Just like Steve Nash. Minus the Gatsby haircut, of course.

Photo:  Robyn Beck / Getty Images

Speaking of Nash, who played in his second straight game in nearly two months, his side part orchestrated another Laker victory at the expense of the New York Knicks.

Nash dished out 11 times in another entertaining Christmas Day match-up (thanks NBA marketing execs!), which featured two MVPs-in-the-running in an epic scoring battle.

Photo:  Andrew D. Bernstein / Getty Images

Kobe Bryant and Carmelo Anthony both dropped 34 points, but it was the Black Mamba emerging victorious, thanks to Dwight’s 14 and 12; Pau’s 13 and 8; and Metta’s defense. 


Metta World Peace clamped down on Melo in the fourth—limiting him to “only” 7 points in the quarter—before fouling out with 1:58 left to play. He also chipped in 20 points.

Even Nash was impressed.
 

”This is what he’s been doing all year. He gets his hands on a lot of balls, pounds on the other team’s best guy. You can’t win without that type of effort,” he said of World Peace.
Without Metta, the gargantuan task of guarding Melo in the clutch fell on Kobe. Challenged accepted.
The Lakeshow escaped with a 100-94 win and a few choice words from Kobe to Carmelo.
“If you can’t trash talk with your friends, what type of relationship is that?” Kobe told reporters after the game.
The win was the Lakers’ fifth straight, and just like that, the Lakers is a .500 team once again.
In other news, the Heat beat OKC (again), Clips are on a 14-game winning streak, KG and Crash don’t like each other, the Rose-less Bulls suck, and Mike Brown is still jobless.

 

Just another Christmas Day in the NBA.

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