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
PBA
MADRID - Gilas Pilipinas hero Jimmy Alapag's entry into the lineup for the Asian Games has yet to be ironed out as coaches and management weigh changes which they admit are easier said than done.Alapag had declared that the Fiba ...
Sep 7, 2014
PBA
MADRID - The tour guide speaking over the microphone at the front end of the bus had a very subtle way of warning tourists about the notorious, and no doubt skillful, pickpockets that roam the streets of this city."They're very ...
Sep 6, 2014
PBA
SEVILLE, SPAIN - The Philippines has announced that it will make a 'serious bid' to host the 2019 Basketball World Cup, on the day Gilas Pilipinas ended its first appearance in 36 years in the quadrennial event with a historic win over Senegal. ...
Sep 5, 2014
PBA
SEVILLE, SPAIN - Jimmy Alapag savored the celebration at the end of Gilas Pilipinas' 81-79 win over Senegal on Thursday, thinking it was a fitting end to his international career.Well, that retirement may have to wait.With injuries plaguing his lineup ...
Sep 5, 2014
PBA
SEVILLE, SPAIN - There were mixed emotions for Chot Reyes, shortly after leading Gilas Pilipinas to an 81-79 win over Senegal on Thursday night in the Fiba World Cup.Although happy to win the Philippines' first World Cup game in four ...
Sep 4, 2014
PBA
SEVLLE, SPAIN - June Mar Fajardo stepped out of the shadows of NBA star Andray Blatche on Thursday night, coming through in overtime as Gilas Pilipinas ended its Fiba World Cup jinx with an 81-79 victory over Senegal.The 6-10 Fajardo ...
Sep 4, 2014
PBA
SEVILLE, SPAIN - Jeff Chan has been a marked man in the PBA, but its is only now that he is starting to feel how ruthless opposing defenses can be at the Fiba World Cup level.After exploding for 17 points on 4- ...
Sep 4, 2014
PBA
SEVILLE, SPAIN - After three heartbreaking losses, Gilas Pilipinas will need to hurdle a tall, agile Senegal squad to have any hope of reaching the knockout phase of the 2014 Fiba World Cup.Top basketball patron Manny V. Pangilinan may have a more ...
Sep 2, 2014
PBA
SEVILLE, SPAIN - Jimmy Alapag made five second-half three-pointers on Monday night (Tuesday morning, Manila time) that put Gilas Pilipinas in position to pull off an epic victory over Argentina, but there was only one thing he could ever think about ...
Sep 1, 2014
PBA
SEVLLE, SPAIN - World No. 3 Argentina was made to sweat in the Fiba World Cup on Monday night (Tuesday morning, Manila time) before pulling off an 85-81 victory over a brave Philippine side that went down fighting to the very end. ...
Sep 1, 2014
PBA
SEVILLE, SPAIN - Gilas Pilipinas trailed Argentina, 38-43, at the end of the first half of a thrilling Fiba World Cup game highlighted by some highlight-reel moments for the Philippines on Monday night.The hot-starting Filipinos took an early 12- ...
Sep 1, 2014
PBA
SEVILLE, SPAIN - The end to the Gilas Pilipinas-Greece game on Sunday night was greeted not by the traditional post-game handshakes but by pushing and shoving as well as an exchange of angry words and accusations from both camps at midcourt. ...
Sep 1, 2014
PBA
SEVILLE, SPAIN - June Mar Fajardo played what was without doubt his best game in a Gilas Pilipinas uniform against Greece on Sunday night, making every second of his 10:06 minutes on the floor count while top big man Andray Blatche struggled ...
Sep 1, 2014
PBA
SEVILLE, SPAIN - Unknown to most fans, Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes had seriously considered sitting out Andray Blatche for the match against Greece on Sunday in the Fiba World Cup group stage.Blatche hurt his right knee while going for a drive ...
Sep 1, 2014
SEVILLE, SPAIN - A tall and disciplined Greece team methodically tore Gilas Pilipinas apart, 82-70, on Sunday night (Monday morning, Manila time) to remain unbeaten in the Fiba World Cup.Although not physically as imposing as Croatia and not particularly sharp from ...
Aug 31, 2014
PBA
SEVILLE, SPAIN - Marc Pingris needed only one look at Greece's players as Gilas left the practice court on Sunday to realize they can't afford to ease up on the pedal in their next game in the Fiba World ...
Aug 31, 2014
AS the much-celebrated Gilas Pilipinas makes a triumphant return to the World Basketball Championships (now FIBA World Cup), it is but fitting that we pay tribute to the men who helped shape one of the most storied teams in Asia in ...
Aug 31, 2014
PBA
SEVILLE, SPAIN - PBA superstar James Yap arrived late for the Gilas Pilipinas-Croatia game after a quick city tour arranged by a former college teammate didn't turn out to be as quick as anticipated.But as soon as he settled ...
Aug 31, 2014
PBA
SEVILLE, SPAIN - Andray Blatche was spread out on a sofa in the lobby of the Barcelo Recamiento Hotel, dead tired but with a smile on his face."Even though we lost, we're keeping our heads up," the 6-foot-10 ...
Aug 30, 2014
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