SEVILLE, SPAIN - June Mar Fajardo playing well in the 2014 Fiba World Cup was a sight to behold for Norman Black, who saw it as a major step for the Gilas Pilipinas big men - and a giant step for Philippine basketball."June ...
Sep 5, 2014
PBA
SEVILLE, SPAIN - Standing toe to toe with one of the best little men in the NBA, LA Tenorio figured JJ Barea is not 5-foot-11 as he is listed in the US. Or at the most, the 5-7 Gilas Pilipinas ...
Sep 4, 2014
PBA
SEVILLE, SPAIN - Gilas Pilipinas stood on the threshold, again, of a historic victory in the Fiba Wold Cup, until a small man with a big heart altered the game's course in the endgame.Unfortunately, he's not a Filipino ...
Sep 3, 2014
PBA
SEVILLE, SPAIN - Chants of 'Gilas, Gilas' filled the Centro Deportivo San Pablo Pavilion as the Philippines dominated the first half, 44-39, of its Fiba World Cup game against Puerto Rico on Wednesday.An 18-0 run bridging the first ...
Sep 3, 2014
PBA
SEVILLE, SPAIN - After seeing world No. 3 Argentina almost fall at the hands of Gilas Plipinas, Greece coach Folios Katsikaris said he was mighty glad he heeded the warning of some Manila-based friends about this 'very, very tough' Philippine ...
Sep 3, 2014
PBA
SEVILLE, SPAIN - From where he sits on the bench, Gilas Pilipinas assistant coach Norman Black sees the Philippines finally breaking through after a couple of near-misses."I have a feeling we're ready to break through," said Black on a ...
Sep 2, 2014
PBA
SEVILLE, SPAIN - June Mar Fajardo said he wasn't aware of any online clamor to give him more playing time in the 2014 Fiba World Cup - and like a good soldier, he would have none of it."Wala akong alam, offline ...
Sep 2, 2014
PBA
SEVILLE, SPAIN - Argentina coach Julio Lamas admitted he knew very little about the Philippines until Tuesday night, other than the fact that Filipinos love their basketball.He certainly knew a lot more before the night was over.Lamas got a rude introduction ...
Sep 2, 2014
PBA
SEVILLE, SPAIN - Gilas Pilipinas takes on world power Argentina on Wednesday in the Fiba World Cup on Monday night (Tuesday morning, Manila time), keeping its fingers crossed that top player Andray Blatche will be fit enough to lead the charge at the ...
Sep 1, 2014
PBA
SEVILLE, SPAIN - Two days from now, Gilas Pilipinas will come across a wiry, heavily tattooed player with braided hair unfortunately remembered back in Manila not for his supreme talent - but for one meltdown that led to a lifetime ban in the Philippine ...
Sep 1, 2014
SEVILLE, Spain - Gilas Pilipinas makes history Saturday night (Manila time) when it officially leads the country back into the FIBA-World Cup following a long 36-year absence.Expect no royal welcome for the Filipinos, though.Coach Chot Reyes and his resilient ...
Aug 29, 2014
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