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Saturday, April 3, 2004

Which Team Is Going To Break The Lakers' Streak?

With the Lakers winning at the Sonics' homecourt in such a convincing way, I begin to wonder: "Who will break the Lakers' streak?" They have won eleven straight, the only team at present with that kind of streak. Will it be San Antonio? Or Portland? Or Memphis? Or would it be Sacramento? San Antonio... Sign in to see full entry.

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Friday, April 2, 2004

Basketball Without Boundaries: NBA Players Creating A Better World

I saw the Lakers beat the Rockets to tie the Kings for the first place in the NBA's Western Conferences. It was a great game to watch with a lot of good performances coming from Malone, Bryant, Shaq and Garry. But what really caught my attention was the half-time report on Basketball Without... Sign in to see full entry.

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Thursday, April 1, 2004

Basketball is Alive in Our Islands; Soccer is Dead

During our trip through the Nautical Highway, I noticed a lot of basketball games going on in the baranggays of Iloilo through Aklan. Yet, these were places where soccer was popular in the seventies. I remember the sports program of Michael Keon who was Marcos's National Sports Director: soccer... Sign in to see full entry.

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Wednesday, March 31, 2004

Mr. Excitement In The NBA?

Huh? A Filipino in the US basketball circuit? Yup. I read it from the tabloid this morning. It seems that one of our more popular basketball players is on his way to becoming the first Filipino to ever play in a US basketball league. The report even said that it may become his chance to get into the... Sign in to see full entry.

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Tuesday, March 30, 2004

Five Things I Don't Like About Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant maybe player of the week for the Western Conference, but he is not the perfect player. I have five things against the Kobe I've seen in recent games... He is a ball hog He is too showy He takes too many shots from the three point line He forces a lot of shots He doesn't make an extra... Sign in to see full entry.

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Monday, March 29, 2004

The Lakers: 8 Game Streak

I wrote previously that the biggest tests of the Lakers would be Sacramento and Minnesota. I was wrong. If the Lakers really want to show that they are as good as their lineup says they are, they should win against the above teams in their homecourts, not in the Staples Center! This last win against... Sign in to see full entry.

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Saturday, March 27, 2004

Another Shaq and Kobe Affair?

I just got from the Lakers' website and saw the report on today's game. "Bryant, Lakers Crush Wolves" says the headlines. "Crush" sounds like a "convincing win" by the Lakers. With all four superstars healthy and playing well together, the Lakers have become formidable. Their current streak began... Sign in to see full entry.

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Wednesday, March 24, 2004

Lakers Win!

It was a big win for the Lakers over the Kings today. I "saw" the game via NBA.Com's Live HTML. Looking at the stats, it looks like Kobe just killed the Kings with 36 pts, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Shaq had a big game under the basket (where the Lakers scored sixty points) with 16 rebounds and 6... Sign in to see full entry.

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Tuesday, March 23, 2004

The Toyota-Crispa Reunion Game 2003

On May 30, 2003, Toyota and Crispa had a reunion game on the occassion of the PBA's 50th year anniversary. Toyota closed shop in 1984; Crispa followed suit some years afterwards. When the reunion game was announced, Filipino basketball enthusiasts were overjoyed. Once more, basketball fans were... Sign in to see full entry.

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Sunday, March 21, 2004

A Bad Win

The Lakers won over the Bucks, but it was a bad win. There were too many bad calls in the last few minutes of both the regular period and overtime. NBA regulations must be really protective of referees. Even our PBA, following the example of the NBA, has been able to reduce player protests against... Sign in to see full entry.

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