FOR officials of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP), young Filipino stars spreading their wings overseas speaks volumes of how Philippine basketball has grown as a whole over the past few years."It's an honor and we should be honored ...
5 days ago
NBA
PBA great Johnny Abarrientos hopes young Kai Sotto indeed, takes up from where he left off decades ago.As this hoops-crazy nation longs for a homegrown player to make it to the NBA, Abarrientos believes the 7-foot-2 Sotto has ...
Jun 29, 2020
WHEN it comes to Kai Sotto being the first homegrown Filipino to make it to the NBA, his coach in the United States believes that it's more of a matter of when and not if.Rob Johnson, Sotto's ...
Jun 28, 2020
ABOUT to embark on the next stage of his journey to the NBA, Kai Sotto received an added boost from one of his biggest supporters.The 18-year-old is front and center as rapper and court artist Mike Swift refurbished the ...
Jun 23, 2020
KAI Sotto is moving closer and closer to making it to the NBA.But first things first, the teen prodigy needs to get stronger to beat his father Ervin in an arm-wrestling match.In a video posted by the elder Sotto, ...
Jun 22, 2020
THIS photo shows just how big Gilas Pilipinas' future could be.Kai Sotto and Sage Tolentino got together as their families celebrated Father's Day."The future never looked so bright! A lot of work to be done but when it' ...
Jun 21, 2020
THIS early, Kai Sotto is already looking forward to his mentorship with Brian Shaw in the NBA G League.The 18-year-old Filipino expressed his excitement as Shaw's hiring became official."Much respect and excited to be lead by ...
Jun 10, 2020
NBA
FORMER Denver Nuggets head coach Brian Shaw has agreed to coach the NBA G League select team.A report by Shams Charania of The Athletic bared the 54-year-old Shaw has agreed to handle the trailblazing team, handling talents like top ...
Jun 2, 2020
TIMES have changed, but AP Manlapaz said that he'll never forget the in-your-face dunk he pulled off over Kai Sotto in a preseason game three years ago."Di ko po makakalimutan yun," he told Spin.ph.Manlapaz stunned ...
May 27, 2020
ALASKA coach Jeff Cariaso is pleased to see Kai Sotto make a big leap in terms of improvement as he bids to make it to the NBA via the G League.Cariaso said Sotto has definitely come a long way since the ...
May 25, 2020
BARANGAY Ginebra coach Tim Cone said Kai Sotto made the right decision to go to the G League instead of going to college in his bid to reach the NBA.In an episode of the Republika Huddle of NBA Philippines, Cone said ...
May 24, 2020
CHICAGO - If you Google search super agent Aaron Goodwin, you're not going to find much other than tiny chunks about his business. And that's exactly how he wants it to be. "I'm fiercely protective of my ...
May 20, 2020
THE other half of Batang Gilas Pilipinas' towering frontcourt wishes Kai Sotto nothing but good vibes in his all-out bid of becoming the first Filipino born to make the NBA.AJ (Ariel John) Edu feels ecstatic about the decision of the ...
May 19, 2020
EVEN at the peak of his powers, June Mar Fajardo said he is in no position to give Kai Sotto any advice as the latter embarks on his NBA G League journey."Sobrang ganda ng training ni Kai ngayon. Baka ako pa ...
May 18, 2020
KAI Sotto's former coaches at Ateneo believe the 18-year-old center made the right decision to commit to the NBA G League select team.Coaches Joe Silva and Reggie Varilla agree that the path the 7-foot-2 beanpole ...
May 18, 2020
SHOCKING as the news might be to some, Kai Sotto making the jump to the NBA G League hardly surprised his peers, especially former teammates at Ateneo.For them, it's just another step closer to the 7-foot-2 center&# ...
May 17, 2020
WHEN Yao Ming was taken first overall by the Houston Rockets in the 2002 NBA Draft, it was truly a shot in the arm for the basketball landscape in China, bringing spotlight to the sport in the world's most populous ...
May 16, 2020
PBA
PBA commissioner Willie Marcial doesn't mind if Kai Sotto never ends up playing in Asia's first-ever play-for-pay league.The country's long-cherished NBA dream is the priority."Natutuwa ako kay Kai (at) papasok siya sa G ...
May 16, 2020
KAI Sotto's success is also the Philippines' success.That's the sentiment from the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) after the 7-foot-2 prodigy made the leap to the pro ranks and committed to the NBA G ...
May 16, 2020
FROM opponents to friends to now, teammates.That's the progression of Kai Sotto's relationship with Jalen Green as the two set out to play together in the NBA G League select team.It was just two years ago ...
May 16, 2020
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