By Jon Carlos RodriguezTo make history as the only player to ever average a triple double in two seasons, Russell Westbrook needs to grab 16 rebounds in his last game of the season. Will he make it?
By Jon Carlos RodriguezWho is the Kobe-iest Kobe? Is it the angry Kobe? The one who takes your beating heart off your chest and slam dunks it? The one who shoots a jumper over three defenders with the game on the line? Or the one who screams at Jeremy Lin?
By Enzo MarcosKobe became the first player in NBA history to have two jerseys retired by the same team. Which version was better? 8 or 24?
By Jon Carlos RodriguezKobe is the very definition of a dude who is unfuckwithable. He’s on another level as a human being, beyond us mere mortals who flinch at every fake pass or laugh at Chris Rock jokes.
By Enzo MarcosIn this episode of Word Up, we get the word on Nike’s latest project in Manila: the Hyper Court.
￼If (like us) you missed Kobe’s last game at the Staples Center in LA, you didn’t get to breathe the same air that he breathed on April 13, 2016. The good people on eBay can fix that for you.
￼Where were you when Kobe dropped 60pts in his farewell game? BuhayBasket was at the NBA Cafe Manila in Taguig for #MambaDay.
￼From being a brash 18-year-old kid who wanted to be like Mike, Kobe Bryant transformed into someone better in his 20 years in the NBA. He became Kobe Bryant.
￼The Lakers will not get 20 wins, and Kobe is down to his last two games in the NBA. Peejay Ruiz, a die-hard Lakers and Kobe fan based in Australia, is not happy about this.
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.
Chot, to each and all of you my deep personal gratitude for what Gilas has accomplished- in Manila last yr and in Spain and Korea this yr.
— Manny V. Pangilinan (@iamMVP) September 29, 2014