Who would have thought that something hanky-panky was going on in local ball when most of us Filipinos were quite apprehensive and living in fear because men in uniform were roaming everywhere in the streets?
Gregory Slaughter is coming back to thrill the basketball world but before the‘‘Gregzilla’’ lifts the hopes and aspiration of the Ginebra Nation, it’s time for us to know one of the gentle giant’s sources of strength and inspiration.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was the oldest player to earn NBA Finals MVP honors when he accomplished the feat with the champion Los Angeles Lakers in 1985 at age 38.
Dioceldo “Siopao” Sy is always hot copy when you’re able to get the chance to exchange ideas and clarify things on the recent happenings whether those are off the record or on the record.
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.
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.
He was big. He was great. He was a game changer. Rolled into one, he was Carlos Loyzaga, the greatest athlete in Philippine basketball history.
A dozen countries were in attendance in the 1954 edition – seven from the Americas, three from Europe and two from Asia, the Philippines and Formosa (Taiwan/now known as Chinese-Taipei).
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.