Tweets of the Day: August 6

Wednesday’s nip-and-tuck game between Ateneo and UST is the season’s best game yet, capped off by a Kiefer Ravena game-winner with 3.7 seconds left.

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Day 5: BuhayOFW

Modern day heroes, these Gilas players are, spending their days and nights away from their families to bring honor to everyone rooting for them back home.

In day five of training camp, they take a break from all the hard work to be reminded of what all that “PUSO” talk is all about.

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Basketball IQ: What Asian country had the best finish in FIBA World Cup history?

Before it was called the FIBA World Cup, the prestigious global hoops competition was known as the FIBA World Championship. Since its inception in 1950, nations from the Americas and Europe dominated the event. But in 1954, one Asian squad was able to crack the top three.

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Day 4: Japeth destroys Jeff

Japeth Aguilar is part of the national team because of his length and athleticism, and in the fourth day of the Gilas Pilipinas training camp, he showed exactly that—crossing over Andray Blatche and posterizing Jeff Chan.

After a grueling day of scrimmage, the team visited the family of Gary David for some sinigang, pancit, and lumpia. Kain Pilipinas!

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Day 3: Basketball and pizza

Day three of the Gilas Pilipinas training camp in Miami was all about offensive sets, with Andray Blatche showing a glimpse of what he can bring to the Gilas offense.

Blatche also shared to his teammates the secret to a productive practice: pizza.

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Tweets of the Day: July 30

“Record breaking” was one of the descriptions used to describe Adamson’s performance against the NU Bulldogs on Wednesday. “Ugly” was another.

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Day 2: Every practice counts

The players of Gilas Pilipinas do not take long to warm up. After a “light” first practice session, Gilas went to work on their defense on Day 2 of their two-week training camp in Miami.

The Philippine team has tapped the services of Tab Baldwin, a former Lebanon and Jordan coach, to help them adapt to the more fluid and fast-paced style of international basketball and “unlearn what they’ve learned in the PBA.”

No jokes and fancy moves in this training sesh, but as Gilas coach Chot Reyes aptly put it, “every practice counts.” Just don’t tell that to this guy.

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Tweets of the Day: Road to Spain

With only 31 days left until tipoff, the FIBA World Cup fever is starting to catch on as national teams begin their journey to Spain. If you’re not at the edge of your seat yet, perhaps this will help:

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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:

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