2017 PBA Governors’ Cup: First Impressions

  The first four games of the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup has taken place with Phoenix, NLEX, Meralco, and Rain or Shine getting first blood as Kia, Blackwater, GlobalPort, and Alaska suffering setbacks. So I’m going to make a first impressions blog! Here are the top ten players of the first two playdates of the … Continue reading 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup: First Impressions

Christian Standhardinger’s learning process

  So Gilas Pilipinas got back from their dismal outing against South Korea by whipping Iraq. The thing about this match however is the physicality. Carl Bryan Cruz did a lot of things aside from hitting jumpers and that probably sent the enemies to dig deep and bring out their Oscar-bait acting.   At one … Continue reading Christian Standhardinger’s learning process

1-of-26: It had to be against South Korea

1-out-of-26.   Imagine if Gilas Pilipinas had one-third of those shots made.   Matthew Wright botched all of his seven attempts and Roger Pogoy misfired five. Kiefer Ravena, Bobby Ray Parks, and Kevin Ferrer combined for ten. Jio Jalalon had the lone made… and he’s pretty much the only one apart from Mike Myers who … Continue reading 1-of-26: It had to be against South Korea

Wendell McKines and San Miguel’s potential grand slam

  So Wendell McKines is tasked to send San Miguel to their second grand slam. I don’t know how he’ll do it, but the rest of the league wants him to choke. I know the word "choke" is a harsh term but for a team that has won five of the last eight conferences, you … Continue reading Wendell McKines and San Miguel’s potential grand slam

The 2016 PBA Re-Draft

Gilas Pilipinas is off to Chinese Taipei for the Jones Cup. The roster packs a mean punch as Kiefer Ravena, Bobby Ray Parks, Christian Standhardinger, Raymar Jose, Kobe Paras, and import Mike Myers join current Gilas pool members Mac Belo, Matthew Wright, RR Pogoy, Kevin Ferrer, Ed Daquioag, Carl Bryan Cruz, Mike Tolomia, Von Pessumal, … Continue reading The 2016 PBA Re-Draft

Loyalty Swap: The cadet-to-(former)cadet trade between Arnold Van Opstal and Von Pessumal

  So wait... these teams can do this?   After all the hoopla which led to perhaps the worst draft of the league’s existence, things can even turn worse?   Holy crap!   San Miguel just traded former Gilas Pilipinas pool member Arnold Van Opstal to GlobalPort for Von Pessumal. The Batang Pier inquired for … Continue reading Loyalty Swap: The cadet-to-(former)cadet trade between Arnold Van Opstal and Von Pessumal

10 NBA Legends with the Best Farewell Games

  It’s the swan song...   The last hurrah...   It's the fitting end of what is to be a landmark career.   Some players go all out in their last game. It’s like... they saved their best for their last. They would play like there is not tomorrow... because they figuratively do not have … Continue reading 10 NBA Legends with the Best Farewell Games

Mark Andaya co-stars in Alden Richards’ McDo TVC

Forgive me for being ignorant but I just realized that the giant in the McDonald’s ad alongside Alden Richards is former PBA center Mark Andaya. Hehe. The eighth pick overall of the 2006 PBA Draft played in the PBA from 2006 to 2012. Andaya was selected ahead of Boyet Bautista and behind Aaron Aban. For … Continue reading Mark Andaya co-stars in Alden Richards’ McDo TVC

2017 PBA Season: Player Stats before the Governors’ Cup

This season is great for San Miguel.   As far as the rest go… it’s kinda meh.   Alaska has yet to exert their dominance. Blackwater is trying but the same can’t be said with Mahindra. And who thought NLEX would falter despite the tutelage of Yeng Guiao? Ginebra and TNT are bridesmaids to San … Continue reading 2017 PBA Season: Player Stats before the Governors’ Cup

2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup: Player Stats

The 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup is slated to return on July 19 and from the looks of things, there is a giant target locked on the San Miguel Beermen. But before we go to the next conference, let’s check out how your favourite players fared last conference.   These stats are as accurate as it … Continue reading 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup: Player Stats