NBA
FILIPINO NBA fans have been quite spoiled over the years with a number of players and legends frequently visiting the country in the offseason.But nine years ago, easily the most star-studded group of superstars flew to Manila for a pair ...
Jul 25, 2020
MIGHTY Sports won't be able to defend its Jones Cup championship as the decades-old Taiwanese invitational tournament was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic - just the third time that happened since it was first held in 1977.Usually ...
Jul 21, 2020
NOT a lot of fans know that Sean Anthony came very close to becoming part of the original Gilas Pilipinas squad that Serbian coach Rajko Toroman formed during the mid-2000s.The NorthPort star bared that he went to a Gilas tryout ...
Jul 6, 2020
DURING his time with Gilas Pilipinas, Marcus Douthit played under two coaches in Rajko Toroman and Chot Reyes who he said had a different way of bringing the best out of their players.Douthit spent four years with the Philippine team beginning ...
Jun 30, 2020
THERE'S no doubt in Rajko Toroman's mind that the Philippines should have at least made the podium in the 2011 Fiba Asia Championship in Wuhan."We made success in Fiba Asia. We were fourth, but still I think ...
Jun 20, 2020
PBA
MISSING in action for a while now, Chris Lutz blew into town this week and raised speculations of a possible return in the PBA.The Fil-Am guard posted a photo on Instagram showing him with former teammate and fellow Smart Gilas ...
Nov 22, 2019
PBA
AFTER making the 12-man lineup of Gilas Pilipinas for the 2019 Fiba World Cup, Mark Barroca is excited to play in the pinnacle of world basketball.He's also looking to complete unfinished business.Barroca is thrilled to get a ...
Aug 28, 2019
A DECADE ago, a courageous program to pump life into the Philippine national basketball team was launched.Chris Tiu, JVee Casio, Mark Barroca, and Dylan Ababou - then the creme of the crop in college basketball - were among those assembled to form a ...
May 28, 2019
PBA
DESTINY chooses no one. Some are born for greatness, while some are built.Chris Tiu would like to believe he's more of the second."I believe in destiny, for one. But I believe that our destiny is also largely determined ...
Nov 6, 2018
THE serif print and bold, rounded numbers on his jersey looked a little out of place in a sea of blue on Monday.But the sight of Greg Slaughter wearing the national tri-colors felt just right as the Philippine men' ...
Sep 4, 2018
CHANGSHA, China - The man at the helm when Gilas first came to life, hopes he could be wrong.Although he likes the chances of Gilas Pilipinas 3.0 to win the Fiba Asia Championship and make it to the 2016 Olympics in ...
Oct 1, 2015
PBA
BASKETBALL legend Ramon Fernandez urged the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) to sustain the gains of Gilas Pilipinas in the recent Fiba World Cup in Spain by pursuing an honest-to-goodness cage program.Fernandez believes the SBP should do away with ...
Oct 20, 2014
PBA
JORDAN is definitely bound to get better again with former Smart Gilas head coach Rajko Toroman now calling the shots for the team.But the progress will not happen overnight, and would mean one less worry for Gilas Pilipinas when it vies ...
Apr 24, 2014
PBA
GARY David has vowed to bounce back in the second round of the eliminations of the Fiba-Asia championships after a forgettable first three games made him a convenient target of criticism from online fans.David has struggled to find his touch ...
Aug 4, 2013
PBA
GIVEN an opportunity to play for Gilas Pilipinas a second time, Japeth Aguilar vows to give his best shot in his bid to help the Philippines claim one of three berths at stake for the 2014 World championships in Spain."Seryoso talaga ...
Feb 17, 2013
PBA
GARY David and LA Tenorio, two holdovers from Gilas Pilipinas team that won last year's Jones Cup in Taipei, have been left in awe by the talent and size suddenly available to national coach Chot Reyes as he forms a team ...
Feb 12, 2013
PBA
GLOBALPORT owner Mikee Romero has made it final: the team will keep Japeth Aguilar.The sportsman-businessman made the decision after a supposed multi-team trade that was supposed to send Aguilar to Barangay Ginebra was mysteriously scuttled, shortly after Globalport acquired ...
Jan 31, 2013
PBA
MORE than shock and grief, it was self doubt that overcame freshman center Aldrech Ramos the moment he got hold of the news that he has been traded for the second time, just five months into his promising PBA career."Ang una ...
Jan 23, 2013
PBA
NATIONAL coach Chot Reyes on Monday took to social networking site Twitter to air his take on Japeth Aguilar's expressed wish to be traded by Talk 'N Text, stressing the move "smacks of selfishness."The 6-foot-9 former Western ...
Jan 21, 2013
PBA
IF there's one silver lining for rookie Chris Tiu in Rain or Shine's loss in the PBA Philippine Cup Finals against champion Talk 'N Text, it's the reassurance that he has the license to be aggressive in his ...
Jan 19, 2013
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