Love in NBA Air

Michael Jordan [Henry Liao photo]
February 12, 2021

Valentine’s Day will be remembered for the day Michael Jordan’s famed No. 23 jersey with the Chicago Bulls was lost in the locker room just before the team was to play the Orlando Magic. It turned out to a double whammy for His Airness as the Magic also recorded a 135-129 overtime victory.


‘Zam’ of San Juan: Most Valuable Francis

San Juan City Mayor Francis Zamora (photo from Mayor Francis Zamora Facebook)
February 6, 2021

With the abundance of talents during the 2001 PBA Draft, jaded observers were one in saying that the educated and gentlemanly Francis Zamora will not be on the elite list of draftees dominated by the likes of Willie Miller and Mark Caguioa.


Quo Vadis, Philippine Basketball?

PH National Team that won the bronze in 1954 World Basketball in Rio de Janeiro. [Henry Liao photo]
January 30, 2021

According to the famous historian and National Artist awardee Nick Joaquin, basketball was introduced to Filipinos within the historic walls of Intramuros, Manila. Unclear, however, is the exact date of the first basketball game ever played on Philippine soil.


Carving A Niche

(Herny Liao photos)
January 23, 2021

Officially, I became a professional sportswriter on June 6, 1981, when my first materials on basketball, particularly about the NBA, were published in Sports World, a weekly national sports magazine.