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PCYAA awesome scorers

AT no time in the history of the Philippine Ching Yuen Athletic Association (PCYAA) basketball competitions in any of the four divisions – 12-Under Developmental, 14-Under Aspirants, 18-Under Boy Juniors and Ladies Juniors – had a player chalked 50 points or more in a game until the ongoing Season 6 cage festivities. And unbelievably, there […]

Is Jordan the G.O.A.T.?

I GET it. The popular vote goes to his His Airness Michael Jordan as the GOAT in National Basketball Association history. Jordan, after all, earned six title rings with the Chicago Bulls in “three-peat” fashion twice from 1991-93 to 1996-98. And fans may have been awed by the glitz lights of scientific technology during the […]

Coach D Basketball Camp

LOVE him or hate him, this battle-scarred coach with the once-shaggy long hair has done his job well in dealing with youthful kids who like to learn a basketball trick or two from the master during his intense, no-nonsense training camp. While Coach Domeng Unson’s polarizing stature could be traced to the insecurity by people […]

Christmas game scoring feats

I MAY not have much material wealth to give away but the gift of love that I have inherited from the Lord Almighty is what I am sharing with friends and foes that I have crossed paths with in my more than six decades of earthly existence. From A to Z, Merry CHRISTmas to all! […]

Twin kill for St. Stephen’s

ST. Stephen’s High School scored a twin kill after capturing the titles in both the 12-Under Developmental Division and 14-Under Aspirants Division of the 6th Philippine Ching Yuen Athletic Association (PCYAA) basketball competitions held Thursday night at the Uno High School gym. St. Stephen’s, which is in the second year of league participation, shellacked Saint […]

All set for PCYAA Finals

BASKETBALL competitions in the 12-Under Developmental and 14-Under Aspirants divisions of the 6th Philippine Ching Yuen Athletic Association (PCYAA) – a multi-sports league featuring youthful athletes from nine Chinese-Filipino high schools in the Metro Manila area – have reached their final stages. And it was only fitting that the top two teams in each of […]

In our house, we failed

THE Philippines’ quest for a ticket to the expanded 32-team FIBA Basketball World Cup in the People’s Republic of China next year took a huge hit when the Filipinos suffered heartbreaking defeats against Kazakhstan (November 30, 92-88) and the Islamic Republic of Iran (December 3, 78-70 ) at the Mall of Asia Arena in Window […]

NBA triple-double feats

EVERY hoops fan worth his salt knows what a triple-double is. Yet the origin of the term “triple-double” remains unclear. According to some sources, it was coined by former Los Angeles Lakers public relations director Bruce Jolesch during the 1980s in order to showcase the multi-dimensional skills of Lakers playmaker Earvin (Magic) Johnson, whose triple-double […]

NBA triple-double

LIKE a 50-point game, a triple-double performance by an athlete during a basketball contest is something special that easily attracts a lot of attention from hoops fans. And it becomes even more mind-boggling if a player is able to AVERAGE a triple-double for an entire season such as what Oscar Robertson (The Big O) and […]

More NBA historic firsts

EARL Lloyd broke the color barrier in the National Basketball Association (NBA) by becoming the first black man to play in the league on Halloween night in 1950. And there are more historic firsts for African-Americans in the world’s ultimate cage forum. All-time great and Hall of Famer Bill Russell, the winningest player in NBA […]

NBA’s first black player

ONCE a lily-white American pro basketball league, the National Basketball Association (NBA) is now dominated by African-Americans. The NBA, in fact, has the highest percentage of black players in any of the four major professional team sports leagues (baseball, basketball, football and hockey) in the United States and Canada. A survey showed that 74.2 percent […]

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