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The Stepdown: Jeff Chan’s Chance of a Lifetime

By Ron Evangelista, BuhayBasket contributor

Barangay Ginebra, the nation’s most popular ball club, is dancing on quicksand right now with the way they’re playing, but they just got a pair of helping hands that are eager to pull them out of the pit. And those particular hands have a knack of catching fire just in the nick of time.

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The Stepdown: The Celtics from a Fan’s Point of View

By Ron Evangelista, BuhayBasket contributor

During my awkward growing up stage in the 2000’s, basketball had always always been a staple of our daily television diet like every traditional Filipino household. NBA games were on in the mornings and PBA marquee matchups were on in the evenings.

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The Stepdown: My Senseless Hate for LeBron James

By Ron Evangelista

As a kid, weekend mornings were always the best time of the week. My mom cooking breakfast, fresh coffee brewing, and the sun slowly starting to envelop the vibrant city streets. However, what made it complete was my dad, me and my older brother watching NBA games on the TV.

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The Stepdown: Manu Ginobili and the Inevitable Last Dance

By Ron Evangelista

Every once in a while, someone comes along that completely changes the whole blueprint of a sport. Sometimes, the game makes a player more than just a superstar, legend, or hall of famer. Sometimes, a sport breeds a hero. Jamaica had Usain Bolt, Mexico had Marco Antonio Barrera, and Switzerland had Roger Federer. For basketball-crazy Argentina, they have Emmanuel Ginobili.

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The Stepdown: Predictions for the Wild, Wild West

By Ron Evangelista, BuhayBasket contributor

Here comes the time when the men are separated from the boys. After a grueling regular season where we saw fits of drama, suspense and action, the NBA Playoffs are here.

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The Stepdown: Steve Nash & The Tale of 2 MVPs

By Ron Evangelista

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times for one of the best point guards in the NBA. It was the age of wisdom for the two years that had Steve Nash bagging MVP honors, but an age of foolishness for Shaquille O’Neal and others who felt they deserved it over him.

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