Tag - FIBA World Cup

Starting 5ive: Things to learn from the Gilas heartbreak

Gilas Pilipinas, despite being favorites following an inspiring run at the FIBA World Cup, bowed out of contention on Sunday and will exit the 17th Asian Games without medals to bring home.

In lieu of hardware, here are five priceless lessons that Gilas players, coaching staff, and diehards should take away from the disappointing stint, which may come handy for the FIBA Asia Championship next year:

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Salamat, Gilas Pilipinas

We lost sleep. We cursed. We celebrated. Thank you, Gilas Pilipinas.

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Marc Pingris: Buwis Buhay

Artwork by Finney Mann

“Magpapakamatay na kami kung kailangan para sa bayan.”

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Paul Lee: Angas

Artwork by Finney Mann

“I think my toughness will be my most important contribution to the team.”

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Jeff Chan: Asintado

Artwork by Finney Mann

“Talagang nagdasal ako, gustong gusto ko kasi lumaro sa Gilas.”

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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: 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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