June Mar Fajardo injured and Gabe Norwood healthy

  Terrible news for Gilas Pilipinas fans as June Mar Fajardo and Gabe Norwood will not play in the coming FIBA Asia Cup.   We already lost Andray Blatche to personal reasons.   DAMN YOU PERSONAL REASONS!!!   This could have been Fajardo’s breakout party as he is going to be the focal point of … Continue reading June Mar Fajardo injured and Gabe Norwood healthy

Why Gabe Norwood is going to be awesome for Gilas Pilipinas

    Andray Blatche will no-show for Gilas Pilipinas in the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup.   Lebanon is near Syria… and that place has issues.   Totally understandable…   In some ways, Andray is just protecting his career. Even if he’s just about to turn 31, Blatche can pretty much bid his NBA career adieu … Continue reading Why Gabe Norwood is going to be awesome for Gilas Pilipinas

2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Power Rankings Week 1

  Welcome to the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Power Rankings!   San Miguel and TNT have yet to see action and with the strong squads resting… NLEX, Phoenix, and Meralco are seizing the opportunity. In four playdates, guys like Chris Newsome, Kevin Alas, and RJ Jazul are tearing it up. Alas has enjoyed a string … Continue reading 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Power Rankings Week 1

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