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:
The responses we got were as phenomenal as the Philippine team’s historic run in making it among basketball’s elite.
We lost sleep. We cursed. We celebrated. Thank you, Gilas Pilipinas.
“Magpapakamatay na kami kung kailangan para sa bayan.”
“I think my toughness will be my most important contribution to the team.”
“Talagang nagdasal ako, gustong gusto ko kasi lumaro sa Gilas.”
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.
Video from interAKTV: