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Flashback to MMTLBA history (part 5)

Uno High School produced one player that went on to earn a berth in the professional league Philippine Basketball Association following a five-year UAAP tenure with the University of Santo Tomas from 1997-2001. The ganging 6-6 Gilbert Lao saw action with the Uno Juniors (No. 17) in the early 1990s but did not win a […]

Flashback to MMTLBA history (part 4)

There were 19 high school products of the Metro Manila Tiong Lian Basketball Association (MMTLBA) that made it to the professional league Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). Among them are three trailblazing players who performed in the Asia’s oldest professional basketball league when it opened shop in April 1975. These are Fortunato (Atoy) Co Jr. (Philippine […]

Flashback to MMTLBA history (part3)

One of the most explosive scoring performances in Philippine basketball history came in a game in the Metro Manila Tiong Lian Basketball Association (MMTLBA), the top high school league in the Chinese-Filipino community in Metro Manila from the 1970s through the early 2010s. On January 5, 2011, Jeron Alvin Teng of Xavier School drilled in […]

Flashback to MMTLBA history (part 2)

With powerhouse Xavier School, an all-boys secondary school from San Juan City (far from the maddening crowd in schools within the vicinity of Chinatown) on a prolonged sabbatical (1977-92), a great rivalry between Uno High School and Chiang Kai Shek College emerged in the Metro Manila Tiong Lian Basketball Association (MMTLBA) Boys Juniors competitions during […]

Flashback to MMTLBA history (part 1)

In 1967, the Greater Manila Filipino-Chinese Secondary School Basketball Association was established. In February of 1970, it metamorphosed into the Metro Manila Filipino-Chinese Tiong Lian School Basketball Association. The MMTLBA founding member schools were Chiang Kai Shek College, Uno High School, Grace Christian High School (now College), Philippine Cultural High Schhol (now College), St. Stephen’s […]

Who’s who in Philippine basketball history (part 5)

The game being the national pastime of many Filipinos, it is no small wonder that there have been many prominent athletes in local basketball history, whether it be in the collegiate, amateur/professional ranks or international competitions, since the sport was invented by Canadian James Naismith in Springfield, Massachusetts in December 1898. With the community home […]

MJ’s Flu Game

Episodes 9 and 10 (final two episodes) of “The Last Dance” documentary, which will be aired on Neflix on Monday May 18, 3 p.m. Manila time, will include Michael Jordan’s “Flu Game” in Game 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals against the Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City. Jordan nonetheless put together a sensational game […]

MJ’s Flu Game

Episodes 9 and 10 (final two episodes) of “The Last Dance” documentary, which will be aired on Neflix on Monday May 18, 3 p.m. Manila time, will include Michael Jordan’s “Flu Game” in Game 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals against the Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City. Jordan nonetheless put together a sensational game […]

Who’s who in Philippine basketball history (part 3)

  The game being the national pastime of many Filipinos, it is no small wonder that there have been many prominent athletes in local basketball history, whether it be in the collegiate, amateur/professional ranks or international competitions, since the sport was invented by Canadian James Naismith in Springfield, Massachusetts in December 1898. With the community […]

Who’s who in Philippine basketball history (part 2)

THE game being the national pastime of many Filipinos, it is no small wonder that there have been many prominent athletes in local basketball history, whether it be in the collegiate, amateur/professional ranks or international competitions, since the sport was invented by Canadian James Naismith in Springfield, Massachusetts in December 1898. With the community home […]

Jordan despises Thomas, Krause

The more episodes of “The Last Dance” that I watch, the more I am convinced that Michael Jordan took things and perceived slights personally. He despises Isiah Thomas and called him an “a__hole” simply because Thomas’ “Bad Boys” Detroit Pistons would not shake hands with Jordan and the Bulls after their series-clinching victory in Game […]

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