Tag - Gilas

Where Were You When Gilas Took on the World?

In 2014, Gilas re-introduced Philippine basketball to the world. Jimmy Alapag, Jayson Castro, and Gabe Norwood share what that felt like in this episode of Where Were You When?

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Jayson Castro, Superhero Point Guard

By Jon Carlos Rodriguez

Jayson Castro is a superhero who was put on this earth to play basketball. That’s just a fact. But to be more specific, he plays basketball to attack the basket and score on lay-ups over defenders a foot taller than him, the Junemar Fajardos and the Hamed Haddadis of the world.

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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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