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.
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).
Conversing with Tamir Goodman, whose life has been a series of twists, turns and detours, but his passion for his faith is as straight as straight can be.
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.
In the PBA’s 46-year existence, only 11 “homegrown” Filipino roundballers have chalked up 50 points or more in a single contest during their pro tenures.
One American player was actually an ex-professional who had already suited up in the National Basketball Association. At the time, the WBC was an amateur international competition sanctioned by International Amateur Basketball Federation (FIBA).
A total of 16 personages from the Class 2021 will be enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, Massachusetts on September 12 Manila time.
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.”
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.
UP College of Human Kinetics coach Francis Diaz has issued an official statement on the status of UPMBT head coach Bo Persaol.