Tag Archive: basketball
The Japeth and Rubio Affair
We know every Pinoy baller’s dream is to play in the NBA let alone a shot in the PBA itself. But not many characters have snubbed to the last minute and decided not to go on. I’m not talking about players with a case of “cold feet” ala “runaway bride.” Some may say, they want a big share of money to a point of asking too much. Others want to play for a contending team and not on a doormat rag-tag squad. While other players are indecisive and not sure if they want to play or not.
The Last Dance at Rio
The Philippines has been a basketball as far as anyone can remember and when you say the country’s name its always synonymous to basketball in the world of sports. We can can be compared to the football-crazy countries of Vietnam and Thailand when it comes to the devotion to the sport we both love. But sadly, the state of basketball development in the country is in a total disarray as the Samahan ng Basketball ng Pilipinas is at odds with the Basketball Association of the Philippines. To make it more depressing is that the Philippines haven’t qualified to the Olympics and World Basketball Championship for the past few decades and now China, South Korea, Iran and even Lebanon have ruled the Asian basketball circuits for quite a while now. Right now we are playing catchup as two national teams vie for national glory. The Rajko Toroman-mentored Smart Gilas developmental team aims for the 2012 London Olympics while the PBA-powered team coached by Joseller “Yeng” Guiao aims for the 2010 World Basketball Championship in Turkey.