TRUTH be told, June Mar Fajardo has heard it all. He just never bothered to put too much thought on it.The Cebuano giant isn't impervious to criticism, especially when he wears those familiar Gilas Pilipinas blue-and-whites.Dominant ...
Sep 4, 2020
GILAS Pilipinas has had its fair share of close shaves in the 2014 Fiba World Cup.But for coach Chot Reyes, the losses to Croatia, Argentina, and Puerto Rico were all equally painful."I always look back at the endgame of Croatia, ...
Aug 12, 2020
AS with other Philippine squads sent to international duty, time was the major issue for Chot Reyes and Gilas Pilipinas ahead of the 2014 Basketball World Cup."The most important thing we could have gotten that we never got was time," he ...
Aug 12, 2020
WHEN the Philippines played in the 2014 Fiba Basketball World Cup, one player was conspicuously missing from the roster even though he was with Gilas Pilipinas side that placed second in the Fiba Asia Championship the previous year.Although he was a ...
Jul 5, 2020
THIS one will bring up memories anew for Argentina national team veteran Luis Scola.The one-handed dunk of Gilas Pilipinas guard Gabe Norwood off Scola's outstretched arms during the 2014 World Cup in Spain has been nominated by FIBA for ...
Jun 11, 2020
HE was a lanky teenager at the time whose surname could hardly be pronounced right or spelled correctly.Somehow, Gabe Norwood, the longtime Gilas Pilipinas stalwart, immediately recognized that Giannis Antetokounmpo was special the first time he had a glimpse of him ...
Jul 1, 2019
NOPE.That was the emphatic response of former Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes when asked if he expected a lean Greek teenager the Filipinos played back in the 2014 Fiba World Cup in Seville, Spain to become the MVP of the NBA ...
Jun 25, 2019
GOOD vibes is set to dawn on Gilas Pilipinas over the weekend - exactly what it needed in the wake of the run of bad luck that has hit the team the past week.Naturalized player Andray Blatche will be arriving late Friday ...
May 26, 2016
THE way Gilas Pilipinas had been giving the opposition the fits in the FIBA World Cup in Spain should serve as a stern warning the Philippines is indeed, for real.Following a close loss by the nationals against no. 3 ranked Argentina, ...
Sep 2, 2014
NEW YORK - Stephen Curry scored 17 points and the US national team pulled away in the second half to beat Puerto Rico 112-86 on Friday night (Saturday, Manila time) in its final home exhibition game before the Fiba Basketball World Cup. ...
Aug 23, 2014
GILAS Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes believes the team's gritty performance against European power France will make its Fiba-World Cup opponents think twice about the Philippine team's real caliber.The Philippines led for much of the second half but ...
Aug 16, 2014
GILAS Pilipinas believes defense will be the name of the game in the Fiba World Cup.No wonder Gilas coach Chot Reyes has put renewed emphasis on defense since the nationals first gathered for training camp in Miami as they prepare for ...
Aug 14, 2014
PBA
BEATING two strong American teams in Miami Pro-Am and the Elev8 is, without a doubt, good for the confidence of Gilas Pilipinas.However, veteran playmaker LA Tenorio noted that even more important for the team at this point is the camaraderie ...
Aug 5, 2014
GILAS Pilipinas chalked up its second straight victory, routing a tall and athletic Elev8 side, 93-84, in a tuneup match on Sunday in Miami, Florida (Monday, Manila time).Relying once more on good ball movement, Gilas patiently worked to dismantle an ...
Aug 4, 2014
PBA
KEVIN Love has one message to Gilas Pilipinas ahead of its 2014 Fiba-World Cup stint: Enjoy the ride."Soak it in as much as possible," the Minnesota Timberwolves said during a press conference at the Fairmont Hotel in Makati on Friday ...
Jun 21, 2014
PBA
HE is the only Filipino doctor to be part of the medical team of the Fiba-World Cup over its last three editions.But at a time when Gilas Pilipinas finally made it to the biggest basketball stage in the world set ...
Jun 19, 2014
PBA
RANIDEL De Ocampo hopes Andray Blatche will embrace the Philippines, its people and its culture just like what Marcus Douthit has done in his many years as a naturalized player for the national basketball team.Speaking on the eve of the Brooklyn ...
Jun 8, 2014
NBA
BROOKLYN Nets stalwart Andray Blatche confirmed he was indeed, approached to suit up for the Philippines for the coming FIBA-World Cup as a naturalized player.Blatche admitted he is interested about the opportunity to play in the world basketball championship as ...
Jan 31, 2014
PBA
DONATAS Motiejunas of Lithuania believes Gilas Pilipinas will be in for a tough competition when it sees action in the 2014 Fiba World Cup in Spain.The third-string power forward and center of the Houston Rockets said the Lithuanians are going ...
Oct 16, 2013
NBA
STAY together.It's the one piece of advice the great Larry Bird has for the Gilas Pilipinas team that is set to compete in the 2014 Fiba World Cup in Spain.Pressed to comment on the team that finished runner-up ...
Oct 10, 2013
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