Hoopster Dreams: Alaska presents Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA Philippines 2016, encourages youth basketball participation

The Philippines has three passions: basketball, beauty pageants and boxing. Of the three, basketball is something surprisingly ingrained to a nation where the average height is 5"5. Dreams of basketball glory often begin at a young age, played with passion by tots whether in a comfortable school gym or in a makeshift court in a …

GILAS PILIPINAS is going to Spain for FIBA Championships

The Philippines is a country that lives and breathes basketball. In every street corner, you can see makeshift basketball courts where kids as low as seven years old play mean versions of Pinoy street basketball. We love basketball so much, this in spite the fact that we are a nation not blessed with height and …

A fitting welcome for the brave Dutch

In spite their heart-breaking loss to Spain, the Dutch team arrive home with much-fanfare and the well-deserved love and respect of their countrymen. The KLM Boeing 777 was escorted into Dutch airspace by two F-16 fighter jets (one painted Orange) and met with a ceremonial spray of water cannons upon arrival at the tarmac. While …

My Blue Samurais bow out of World Cup

I don't understand sports. Apparently, my brain isn't hardwired to understand stuff like technicalities of the game, it's purpose, much more -- the rule book. The closest I come to being affiliated with a sport is when I dared play badminton with my friends from the previous company. While badminton hardly made a dent on …

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