“Record breaking” was one of the descriptions used to describe Adamson’s performance against the NU Bulldogs on Wednesday. “Ugly” was another.
The players of Gilas Pilipinas do not take long to warm up. After a “light” first practice session, Gilas went to work on their defense on Day 2 of their two-week training camp in Miami.
The Philippine team has tapped the services of Tab Baldwin, a former Lebanon and Jordan coach, to help them adapt to the more fluid and fast-paced style of international basketball and “unlearn what they’ve learned in the PBA.”
No jokes and fancy moves in this training sesh, but as Gilas coach Chot Reyes aptly put it, “every practice counts.” Just don’t tell that to this guy.
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With only 31 days left until tipoff, the FIBA World Cup fever is starting to catch on as national teams begin their journey to Spain. If you’re not at the edge of your seat yet, perhaps this will help:
After all the brouhaha on whose hearts he will break next, LeBron again caused a ruckus on Twitter when he announced on Twitter—okay, on Instagram, but linked to Twitter—that he is going back to number 23 next season.
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:
Former NBA player and ex-king of New York Stephon Marbury appearing on GMA’s The Ryzza Mae Show may be the weirdest thing on paper, but it was also unexpectedly the most beautiful thing when it comes to NBA stars and basketball-crazy Philippines as of late.
Too lazy to go to the gym? Is it too far? Heavy traffic? Floods? Running out of excuses?
In this episode of Training Days, Focus Athletics’ Paolo Cabalfin shows us how to train like a pro in four simple exercises that can be done even at home.
Cheer up, basketball fans! Last night was a disappointment, we know, but the so-called “fiasco” can only mean that greater things are in store for the Philippines’ basketball-crazy populace in the future (a Team USA vs Gilas Pilipinas game, perhaps?).
In the meantime, scroll down and see what happens when music and basketball geeks unite.
The Diliman dynasty, however, was short-lived.