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Nothing gained, nothing lost

IT was a detour all right – from one Los Angeles team to another – Lakers to Clippers, co-tenants at the Staples Center, which is a big winner in the Kawhi Anthony Leonard signing drama with expected 82-game sellouts – at the very least – during the 2019-20 NBA season featuring LeBron Raymone James and […]

Where will Kawhi play?

Where will Kawhi play? EXPECTEDLY, fireworks broke out at the start of the NBA free-agent negotiating period last July 1 (Manila time). After two days of twists and turns, a majority of the 170 free agents — including a handful of top-tier talents with maximum or super-maximum contracts — have been taken in free agency […]

NBA free-agent sweepstakes

EXPECT a lot of money to be thrown away – good or bad – after the National Basketball Association (NBA) opened its door to free agency on Monday July 1 (6 a.m.), Manila time. When everything is said and done, the money spent during the NBA free-agent sweepstakes could well surpass the $4.1 billion shelled […]

NBA free agency frenzy

WHEN the NBA free agency period unfolds on July 1 (6 a.m. PH time), as many as 10 teams will own over S20 million in salary cap space. The New York Knicks, who finished with the NBA’s worst regular record during the 2018-19 season at 17-65, own the largest salary cap space among the 30 […]

Will Giannis win MVP?

THE official 3rd annual National Basketball Association (NBA) Awards will be held on June 25 (Manila time) at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California. The ceremony will be hosted by four-time NBA championship star and Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal. The Greek Freak, Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo, is expected to win the Maurice Podoloff Trophy that […]

Bakit nagbitiw si Vargas?

HINDI ko alam kung inasahan ito ng mga karamihan sa mga miyembro ng Executive Board ng Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) na bumabatikos kay POC president Ricky Vargas pero kahapon sa kanilang board meeting ay pormal na nagbitiw sa puwesto si Vargas at iniwan ang liderato ng POC kay First Vice President Joey Romasanta. Ipinatawag ni […]

It’s complicated

THERE are some complications to solve in the Anthony Davis-to-the Los Angeles Lakers agreement. If the Lakers immediately finalize the proposed trade during the first day of the free-agency race on July 6, their salary cap space will shrink to $23.7 million while assuming that Davis opts not to rescind his 15 percent trade kicker […]

Lakers monumental trade

JUST two days after the Toronto Raptors were crowned as the new NBA champions, here comes another development that could shake up the Western Conference landscape that has been the stranglehold of the Golden State Warriors for the last five seasons. Last June 15, the struggling Los Angeles Lakers finally reached an agreement to acquire […]

Will it end today?

IT could well end today – We The North. In the first of three opportunities, the rampaging Toronto Raptors look to capture their first National Basketball Association diadem Tuesday, June 11 (PH time), when they host the floundering two-time reigning NBA titlist Golden State Warriors in Game Five of the 2019 NBA Finals at the […]

Warriors homecourt edge

WITH the series count deadlocked at 1-1, the two-time National Basketball Association (NBA) defending titlist Golden State Warriors host the Toronto Raptors Thursday, June 6 (Manila time), in Game Three of the Finals at the soon-to-be-demolished Oracle Arena looking to score a second consecutive win and secure a 2-1 advantage. Notwithstanding the injuries to various […]

Basketball is a universal language

WIN some basketball games and lose some games. Fine, but they don’t really matter. No one team loses when it practices sportsmanship during the course of a game. That’s exactly what happened during the trip of the 19 kids (divided into Red and Green teams) from the Coach D Elite Camp ranging age nine to […]

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