Tag - Gilas

Sixth Man: Witnessing Gilas Make History

By JC Ansis

I still can’t get over what happened in the last two days of the FIBA Asia Championship in 2013. I remember it vividly. I don’t think any basketball fan could forget it.

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#ParaSaBayan: The past Philippine teams in FIBA Asia

In two weeks, a mix of old and new players will wear the blue and white to represent the Philippines at the FIBA Asia Championship. Here’s a look at the past teams that shed blood, sweat and tears para sa bayan.

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#AskTitoMico: Big, defensive Gilas or small, offensive Gilas?

Mico Halili taps the help of sports writer Carlo Pamintuan to answer this episode’s question from @kenMbaltazar: Would you prefer a slow, big, defensive Gilas team over a small, fast, offensive Gilas team?

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Upper B S01EP06: Tab Baldwin taking over Gilas 3.0

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.

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Upper B S01EP02: Thank you, Jimmy.

Artwork by Finney Mann

Artwork by Finney Mann

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.

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Keeping the dream alive

We’ve all dreamed of taking the last shot at the buzzer, making it, and posing for the thousands in attendance. But not all of us will have that chance. Writer and liga legend Dinjo Constantino explains why that dream should be kept alive. And how.

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Para sa Bayan: A Gilas fan in Korea

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.

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Peripheral Vision: Chot and Cheetas

With social media’s reach as expansive as Kevin Durant’s wingspan, it’s almost impossible to keep up with all the fascinating posts online. It can be quite exhausting. Like playing through five overtimes. Peripheral Vision takes a look around the web to select some of the more interesting items so you don’t have to. No complex scouting process here though. Just a lazy and quick survey of the vast digital hoops community.

Our deep gratitude to you too, MVP

While a lot of frustrated Pinoys are calling for the head of Gilas coach Chot Reyes, Gilas godfather and overall good guy, Manny V. Pangilinan came to his aid. A day after Gilas bowed out of contention in the Asian Games, MVP posted a series of tweets, defending Reyes and the squad.

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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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Tiwala sa Gilas

In the last few days leading up to the FIBA World Cup, BuhayBasket asked basketball-crazy Filipinos both here and abroad to weigh in on the chances of Gilas Pilipinas as they face their biggest and most difficult challenge yet.

The responses we got were as phenomenal as the Philippine team’s historic run in making it among basketball’s elite.

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