Yesterday When I Was Young

February 4, 2022

Life was a breeze, not because I was a spoiled brat, but rather because my parents from the middle class got me all the things I need to have – emphasis on “need” – and not what I wanted.

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A Sad Episode in Jawo’s Cage Life

A new lease on life for Jaworski and Reynoso that eventually resurrected their respective roundball careers.
December 3, 2021

Exactly 50 years ago on December 19, the music died. On that fateful day of December 19, 1971, the festive local basketball scene was rocked by the physical mauling of a pair of referees in an All-Filipino game in the Manila Industrial Commercial and Athletic Association (MICAA).

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PH Basketball: Historic 200-Point Game

basketball representation image [Photo by Kylie Osullivan on Unsplash]
September 25, 2021

Have you ever heard of a basketball team, whether in the high school, college, or professional ranks, having scored 200 points in an official game? Yes, it has happened in local basketball history. Once upon a time, it was in Daet, Camarines, Norte.

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Gamblin’ and Fixin’

Ramon Fernandez
September 1, 2021

In the opening game of the best-of-five finals in third conference (Invitational), Crispa blasted Toyota, 129-101, as the Tamaraws played without Ramon Fernandez, Abe King and Ernesto Estrada. The three were benched by head coach/team manager Dante Silverio, who had returned to the bench midway through the second conference for “not playing their best.”

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Beware: Honeyed words bad for Gilas; Donaire flattens talkative Casimero

July 4, 2021

THE mushrooming of self-styled experts after Gilas Pilipinas Olympic qualifier campaign in far but picturesque Serbia pains me. I’ve been reading a lot of stories from the social media regarding the tremendous improvement of the national team to the point that the write-ups tend to bury that glaring fact that we didn’t win a single game in our group, thus kissing our Olympic hopes goodbye for the nth time.

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