Articles from April 2010

Mark Barroca: Sparking the nationals

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The point guard position has remained to be the greatest strength of the Philippine national team in recent history of Asian basketball competitions. It can be remembered that the likes of Hector Calma, Ronnie Magsanoc, Johnny Abarrientos, Olsen Racela, Jimmy Alapag and Willie Miller had eclipsed their respective counterparts. It continues to be [...]

Wilkens – Yoo tandem out to rebuild South Korea’s basketball

Two people each with winning tradition have combined forces to help rebuild the weakening South Korea’s basketball in the asian arena. Early this month, Lenny Wilkens, former US NBA Coach and 1996 USA Olympic Basketball Team head coach was reported to have agreed to help South Korea’s basketball. Later this month, reigning Korean Basketball League [...]

Aldrech Ramos: Reaching for greater heights

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This year could be a great one for the Far Eastern University’s John Aldrech Ramos. For one, Aldrech is the only remaining contender for the Most Valuable Player award in last year’s UAAP season. Gone are Rabeh Al-Hussaini of Ateneo and last year’s winner Dylan Ababou of the UST. With both of them [...]

SMC teams dominate PBA’s ‘new era’

Three teams belonging to the diversifying conglomerate San Miguel Corporation have dominated the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) since the league instituted significant reforms. I remember in late 2003, then Commissioner Noli Eala was at the forefront  in initiating changes in the association, considered as the first professional basketball league in Asia. The revisions include: adopting [...]

Star Snippets: James Yap, Gabe Norwood …..

Defending All-star three point king James Yap of the Derby Ace Llamados will be up against the best shooters of Philippine basketball in the PBA All-Star festivities in Palawan this weekend. Never in the history of the annual festivities that the three-point shooting contest is as tough as this one. Listed to join the competition [...]

Supporting Manny V. Pangilinan

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‘When you’re right, no one remembers. When you’re wrong, no one forgets.’
I used to hear this line from my teacher back in high school. It’s an ageless saying that somehow related to the ugly news spreading these days involving Manny Pangilinan’s controversial commencement address in Ateneo de Manila recently. That some parts of [...]

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