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2014-15 PBA season starts off with Philippine Cup

2014-15 PBA season starts off with Philippine Cup

Life begins at 40, and this seems to be true to the PBA as the oldest professional basketball league in Asia turns 40 years old when the 2014-15 season opens on October 19 at the brand spanking new Philippine Arena in Bulacan. We saw all the teams at the Tipoff! PBA Liga ng Bayan preseason games that were shown on TV. This time, it’s for real.

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As per tradition, the season kicks off with the…

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Michael Jordan disagrees with LeBron James, Dirk Nowitzki on 82-game schedule

Michael Jordan disagrees with LeBron James, Dirk Nowitzki on 82-game schedule

Originally posted on ProBasketballTalk:

LeBron James is no Michael Jordan.

If you’re among the Jordan loyalists looking for any chance to tear down LeBron or any other current star, Jordan is giving you ammunition on a silver platter – while making a legitimately good case.

After the NBA announced it would experiment with a 44-minute game, LeBron (and Dirk Nowitzki) said fewer games were a…

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Undefeated Algieri tests mettle of Pacquiao

Undefeated Algieri tests mettle of Pacquiao

WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao puts his title and his legacy on the line as he takes on the undefeated Chris Algieri in the morning of November 23 at The Venetian Macao.

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The 35-year old Pacquiao sports a record of 56 wins, 38 of them by knockout, five losses, and two draws. On the other hand, the 30-year old American challenger has won all of his 20 bouts, eight of them finishing…

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Can Gilas win gold at the 2014 Asian Games?

Can Gilas win gold at the 2014 Asian Games?

Philippines Men`s Basketball Team  (Photo taken from Smart Gilas FB Page)

After an inspiring run at the recent 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup, the Philippine men’s basketball team returns to action once more as the Gilas Pilipinas compete at the 17th Asian Games Incheon 2014.

The Philippines is grouped with Asian champion Iran and Group B top qualifier India. A win here propels the Gilas to the next round.

Taking the place of Andray Blatche and Jayson William from the…

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Takeaways from the Gilas Pilipinas’ performance at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup

Takeaways from the Gilas Pilipinas’ performance at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup

Photo screen shot from Davey Langit Twitter Account

Photo screen shot from Davey Langit Twitter Account

  • The lineup is designed to dribble-drive and kick as well as to push the ball when the opportunity presents itself. Kamikaze small ball is what I call it. Nevertheless, forcing it inside in a halfcourt situation is a death sentence because of our obvious height mismatch, and that is why slashers like Paul Dalistan and Jayson William are forced to…

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Stanley Pringle lands as first pick of 2014 PBA draft

Stanley Pringle lands as first pick of 2014 PBA draft

Photo by Jerome Ascano | Spin.ph

Photo by Jerome Ascano | Spin.ph

 

 

 

 

Save for some draft day trades, the 2014 PBA rookie draft did not elicit much drama as Stanley Pringle was expectedly taken off the board by GlobalPort as this year’s first overall pick. The Batang Pier followed this up by trading for San Mig Coffee’s first round pick to nab Anthony Semerad.

Pringle was followed by Gilas Cadet players Kevin Alas…

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Shaquille O’Neal Once Made a 3-Pointer in the NBA

Shaquille O’Neal Once Made a 3-Pointer in the NBA

Originally posted on NESN.com:

Shaquille O’Neal has made 11,196 career baskets. Not surprisingly, 11,195 of which have been 2-pointers.

On Feb. 26, 1996, in a game against Milwaukee Bucks, Shaq received the ball well beyond the arc and hurled it towards the hoop. The ball somehow went in off the glass — not that he called it.

O’Neal has taken just 22 3-point attempts over the course of his…

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