The Infinite Challenge that is the Korean National Squad

    I bought a 999-peso WWE Champions level up pack.   I got a silver 3-star “Balor Club” Finn Balor, a gold 2-star “American Badass” Undertaker, a fuse card to my bronze 2-star “Black Sheep” Braun Strowman, and used three 1-star upgrades to transform my showboat John Cena into a 3-star bronze.   Balor … Continue reading The Infinite Challenge that is the Korean National Squad

Thoughts: Christian Standhardinger to the Hong Kong Eastern Long Lions

  He could have been the first pick overall of the 2017 PBA Draft. Christian Standhardinger has been working his ass to provide the offensive load inside the paint as well as dictate the pace with his rebounding at the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup.   Instead, Christian Standhardinger will play for the ASEAN Basketball League’s … Continue reading Thoughts: Christian Standhardinger to the Hong Kong Eastern Long Lions

#GilasPilipinas: Beat Oh Se Keun and Korea!

  Oh I guess we have to face the inevitable.   Gilas Pilipinas will take on Korea and the winner will advance to the semifinal round.   Wow.   So Korea drubbed Japan, 81 to 68. Oh Se Keun, Lee Jong Hyun and Kim Sun Hyung to the shock of no one... paved the way … Continue reading #GilasPilipinas: Beat Oh Se Keun and Korea!

Time for the Law of Averages to Work FOR Calvin Abueva #GilasPilipinas

  For three straight games, we expected Calvin Abueva to unleash his awesomeness on our foes.   However, the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup has been a trial for the Alaska Ace.   He rammed his head to China’s Li Gen after a stiff shot. He was sent to the showers afterwards and missed the action … Continue reading Time for the Law of Averages to Work FOR Calvin Abueva #GilasPilipinas

Site News: Gilas Pilipinas Fever

  So I’m feeling the effects of Gilas Pilipinas right now and I must say, Terrence Romeo and his assassin’s mentality really made up for their almost defeat.   There were a lot of takeaways from that China game. The Andray Blatche play where the big man dribbles the ball from the outside to the … Continue reading Site News: Gilas Pilipinas Fever

Japeth Aguilar’s time to shine

  June Mar Fajardo and Andray Blatche’s loss is Japeth Aguilar’s gain.   While his contributions aren’t as outstanding compared to the heroics of Terrence Romeo, Christian Standhardinger, Jayson Castro, and yeah… Raymond Almazan. “Japeth Like It’s Hot” delivered for Chot Reyes.   Japeth made his National Team debut in 2009 (then called Powerade Team … Continue reading Japeth Aguilar’s time to shine

Loyalty Swap: Phoenix acquires Jeff Chan

  So Jeff Chan has been traded to Phoenix for Mark Borboran and a 2020 second round pick.   Basically Rain or Shine needs to balance their roster.   From the get-go, it’s hard to have Chan and James Yap in one run because of their similar styles. Both guys are kickout options and I … Continue reading Loyalty Swap: Phoenix acquires Jeff Chan

Top 25: FIBA Asia Players (from 2007 to 2015) Part 2

    So this is the second part.   You can read the first installment when you click THIS LINK.   Here are the rest of the best.   Number 13 Kim Joo Sung Korea   35 games – 10.37ppg – 5.00rpg – 2.26apg – 0.80bpg   Kim Joo Sung is part of the 2002 … Continue reading Top 25: FIBA Asia Players (from 2007 to 2015) Part 2

Top 25: FIBA Asia Players (from 2007 to 2015) Part 1

  We hate them.   We should.   Not forever.   Just this time.   Sure, our Asian neighbours are talented basketball players.   But still...   When it comes to Asian basketball, Gilas Pilipinas strive to be the best... in spite of the rest.   For the kids out there... here’s the breakdown. The … Continue reading Top 25: FIBA Asia Players (from 2007 to 2015) Part 1

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