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:
After a heartbreaking loss to Palestine, Gilas Pilipinas bounced back with a 101-50 blowout win against hapless Hong Kong. The 51-point piecing is the largest margin of victory so far at the 2015 FIBA Asia tournament. Tiwala lang kasi, babawi din.
It started out great and predictable, then it got ugly, then it ended with a sick twist straight out of a David Fincher film. We have no words to describe what happened in Gilas Pilipinas’ first game of the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship, so we’ll let these tweets speak for us.
On Friday, FIBA will name the host country for the 2019 FIBA World Cup. Why should basketball come home to the Philippines in 2019? Kasi buhay basket tayo.
Are the young and talented group of players chosen for the Sinag Pilipinas pool ready to play for the pros? The Upper B crew share their fearless forecast.
On this episode of Upper B, the crew talk about the changes that new Gilas Pilipinas head coach Tab Baldwin can bring to the national team. As an added bonus: Upper B’s Mico, Charles, Jai, Renren and Suzy give unsolicited advice on how Coach Tab can bring Gilas 3.0 to the promised land aka Rio 2016.
In his storied 12-year career, Jimmy Alapag won six PBA titles, one MVP trophy, and made multiple All-Star Game appearances. But his true legacy lies in his leadership both on and off the court. On the second episode of Upper B, Mico, Jai, Renren, Charles and Suzy pay tribute to one of the best to ever play in Philippine basketball, Jimmy Alapag.
We saw the worst finish ever of a Philippine national team in the Asian Games. But one Gilas fan saw something else, and it was something we didn’t see on TV.
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.