Tag - PBA

Tweets of the Day: PBA Opening Day

The PBA’s 40th season was welcomed with two new expansion teams, a new arena, record-breaking attendance, and Ellen Adarna.

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2014 PBA Philippine Cup (Women) Power Rankings

With the announcement of the list of muses in the opening ceremonies of the 40th PBA season, it’s high time for the first BuhayBasket Team Power Ranking for the 2014 Philippine Cup (or what your uncle calls the All-Filipino Cup).

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Basketball IQ: Player with most PBA titles in the 90s

Since The Eraserheads are back together (or at least back to making that beautiful infectious music that we all missed), we thought it’s only apt to talk about another 90s icon, at least in local basketball.

Only, our subject didn’t make his awesome accomplishments by selling records. Instead, he won titles left and right in the PBA.

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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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Anthony Semerad eyes the pros

One half of San Beda’s Semerad twins showed what he can do on both ends of the floor at the 2014 PBA Draft Combine scrimmage, which featured the country’s top rookie prospects.

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Chris Banchero is PBA ready

Fil-Italian guard Chris Banchero could have just showed up at the Gatorade Hoops Center, did 20 jumping jacks, and left—and he still would’ve landed among the top five picks of the 2014 PBA Draft.

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PBA-bound

The dream of playing in the big leagues. That’s what around 80 of the country’s top raw talents were hanging on to as they sprinted up and down the court, jumped as high as they could, and battled with the best at the 2014 PBA Draft Combine.

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Tweets of the Day: 2014 PBA Draft Combine

Familiar names and several unknowns took to the basketball court on August 18 and 19 for one reason: they share the same dream of playing in the pros.

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Day 1: Gilas Pilipinas take their talents to South Beach

The long and arduous journey of Gilas Pilipinas begins in Miami, where they will train with naturalized Filipino and free agent center Andray Blatche. Gilas coach Chot Reyes said the first day of training camp “is really just to break a sweat,” which explains the light workout, RDO goofing off, and Marc Pingris—sans intensity—coming in late.

“The guys just arrived last night from a long trip so we basically want them to rest, but we wanted it to be an active rest,” said Reyes.

The FIBA World Cup begins on August 30. Watch this video from interAKTV:

Manny Knows—Or Does He?

At guard, standing 5-foot-7, from General Santos City, the Fighting Pride of the Philippines, Manny Pacquiao!

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