Tweets of the Day: July 28

After all the brouhaha on whose hearts he will break next, LeBron again caused a ruckus on Twitter when he announced on Twitter—okay, on Instagram, but linked to Twitter—that he is going back to number 23 next season.

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Day 1: Gilas Pilipinas take their talents to South Beach

The long and arduous journey of Gilas Pilipinas begins in Miami, where they will train with naturalized Filipino and free agent center Andray Blatche. Gilas coach Chot Reyes said the first day of training camp “is really just to break a sweat,” which explains the light workout, RDO goofing off, and Marc Pingris—sans intensity—coming in late.

“The guys just arrived last night from a long trip so we basically want them to rest, but we wanted it to be an active rest,” said Reyes.

The FIBA World Cup begins on August 30. Watch this video from interAKTV:

Tweets of the Day: July 25

Former NBA player and ex-king of New York Stephon Marbury appearing on GMA’s The Ryzza Mae Show may be the weirdest thing on paper, but it was also unexpectedly the most beautiful thing when it comes to NBA stars and basketball-crazy Philippines as of late.

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Focus Training Days EP04

Too lazy to go to the gym? Is it too far? Heavy traffic? Floods? Running out of excuses?

In this episode of Training Days, Focus Athletics’ Paolo Cabalfin shows us how to train like a pro in four simple exercises that can be done even at home.

Tweets of the Day: July 23

Cheer up, basketball fans! Last night was a disappointment, we know, but the so-called “fiasco” can only mean that greater things are in store for the Philippines’ basketball-crazy populace in the future (a Team USA vs Gilas Pilipinas game, perhaps?).

In the meantime, scroll down and see what happens when music and basketball geeks unite.

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Focus Training Days EP03 Feat. Marcio Lassiter

Marcio Lassiter of the San Miguel Beermen makes an appearance on BuhayBasket and Focus Athletics’ Training Days to improve leg strength and balance. In this week’s training exercise, Focus Athletics strength coach Gino shows the PBA star how to do just that through the reverse lunge with a kettlebell and valslide, and the single-leg Romanian deadlift.

Basketball IQ: UP’s basketball dynasty and futility

Believe it or not, the first dynasty in Philippine college basketball belonged to the University of the Philippines (UP). Yes, that isn’t a typo. UP won the first three NCAA Seniors crown from 1925 to 1927. State U ruled once again in 1930 to become champions for four times in six years. The only other schools that won an NCAA title during that stretch were Ateneo and San Beda.

The Diliman dynasty, however, was short-lived.

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Focus Training Days EP02

In week 2 of Focus Athletics Training Days, we have something special for all the female ballers out there. Mia Cabalfin joins Coach Fiona as they train to get stronger on the court.

Tweets of the Day: July 21

NBA superstars are here for a two-day basketball charity event and what better way to welcome them than a five-minute guesting on Eat Bulaga! What, no dance number?


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5 Takeaways from UAAP’s Opening Weekend

More than 5 things happened during the UAAP opening weekend, but these are what you should keep in mind.

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