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PH once ruled Asian basketball

PHILIPPINE basketball history is rich with legendary athletes from the 1900s to the present time. However, local hoop followers, whether the young from the Generation X or the new wave of millenials, know not much from the halcyon days of local basketball. Filipinos reigned supreme in the biennial Far Eastern Games (FEG), winning nine of […]

Bad as Rodman wanna be

In contrast to Scottie Pippen, Michael Jordan never uttered any unsavory remarks against the eccentric Dennis Rodman, a three-year teammate with the Chicago Bulls from 1995-98, in Episode 3 of the five-part, 10-episode The Last Dance documentary series aired on Netflix this afternoon. Rodman was a free spirit off the court and Jordan let “The […]

Jerry Krause played a vital role in Bulls ‘dynasty’

Five previous NBA championships constructed by Jerry Krause with the Chicago Bulls were conveniently set aside to be able to produce a dramatic “The Last Dance” documentary regarding a sixth title finish in 1997-98 that, along the way, maligned the legacy of Krause, a Hall of Famer himself. Krause was egoistic and boastful, that’s true. […]

Was Jerry Krause a ‘bad guy’?

I watched on Netflix “The Last Dance” (Episodes 1 and 2) on Monday afternoon. The first two episodes were not really exciting to watch for me because I had known already most of the things that had happened during his NBA career except that part in his rookie year (1984-85) wherein he entered the Chicago […]

‘The Last Dance’ producer once played in the PBA

The 10-part “The Last Dance” documentary featuring Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls 1997-98 NBA championship season which will debut on Netflix on Monday, April 20, at 3 p.m (PH time), was the brainchild of an NBA Films producer by the name of Andy Thompson. Who is Andy Thompson? He is the brother of former […]

They’re joining the G League

Two players on the ESPN’s top 100 high school rankings for Class 2020 have so far signed up to play on the special “Select Team” in the NBA G League for the 2020-21 season. They are No. 1 Jalen Green, a Fil-Am 6-5 shooting guard out of Prolific Prep, and No. 13 Isaiah Todd. Under […]

Will Kai join Jalen in G League?

Will Kai Sotto join Fil-American Jalen Green on the Southern California-based “Select Team” in the NBA G League under a special one-year development program that will allow elite senior high school prospects to play only 10-12 games against G League teams that do not count in the team standings? Will Sotto jump to the G […]

The amazing Lady Bulldogs

To the sports fans who have in a stay-at-home mode for a month or so with no thrills to share due to the suspension of sporting competitions across the global due to the COVID-19 pandemic, here’s another “Blast from the Past” item that might interest you. It’s said that records are made to be broken. […]

Blast from the past

Check the sports sections of the various publications on the Internet and they are all about throwbacks or blasts from the past. I am no different from their sports writers/columnists. Aside from forecasting a potential resumption of “real” sports competitions around the world – the National Basketball Association has come up with a virtual 2k […]

Honoring Kobe

How time flies. Four years ago on April 13 (2016), Kobe Bean Bryant scored 60 points in the Los Angeles Lakers’ 101-96 victory over the Utah Jazz at the Staples Center in the farewell game of his distinguished 20-year NBA career with the purple-and-gold franchise, all with the Southern California-based Lakers. In 42:09 minutes, the […]

Safety is NBA’s main concern

The National Basketball Association suspended play on March 12 with at least a 30-day stoppage in mind. That hiatus is not going to be lifted at any time soon and NBA commissioner Adam Silver is not likely to make a decision before the first of May. There were talks that the league might restart in […]

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