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Saturday, March 20, 2004

The Lakers Beat The Clippers, Again?

So what, they are expected to do that. With the kind of lineup they have, they should beat the Clippers any day, anywhere. The real test will be against Sacramento and Minnesota. And I won't be settling for just the final score. I would like to see better performance from Shaq, Malone, Russel and... Sign in to see full entry.

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Friday, March 19, 2004

So The Lakers Won

The Lakers have won their last three games. The last one with the Clippers was a close one, even with Karl Malone showing up. But they're only third in the Western Conference. With the addition of Payton and Malone, they should be on top. Should be. But they're not. The Lakers may have all the... Sign in to see full entry.

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Thursday, March 18, 2004

Three Filipino Moves I've Never Seen NBA Players Do

Here are three Filipino basketball moves that I haven't seen NBA players. One of these is legitimate, the other two is -- well -- something you do to intimidate a a player of the opposing team. The Umbrella Block. This was a specialty of Philip Cezar, Crispa's top defender during the torrid... Sign in to see full entry.

posted by Friar__Tuck at 10:08 AM Comments (2) (link)

Wednesday, March 17, 2004

Why I Don't Like Watching Philippine Basketball Anymore

Filipinos have an incurable personality-complex. They go for something simply because of the personality behind it. The best advertising strategy for a Filipino is always: "Your favorite star is eating-buying-doing it; eat-buy-do it, too!" If I love the Lakers because my Apong Ating admired Lew... Sign in to see full entry.

posted by Friar__Tuck at 12:35 PM Comments (0) (link)

Tuesday, March 16, 2004

Filipino Moves That NBA Players Have Copied

NBA players have been coming to the Philippines for exhibition games. Even some Americans who have played in our pro circuit are now or have been playing in the NBA. There are also "Filipino" basketball stars who are or have been helping in the training of NBA pros (e.g. Chip Engelland of Northern... Sign in to see full entry.

posted by Friar__Tuck at 3:18 AM Comments (2) (link)

Sunday, March 14, 2004

The Basketball Court: A Mission Field?

Some afternoons, at around 5:00 PM, I suit up and go to the basketball court. It is also the time when our graders end their classes and hang around to wait for their parents. Some of these would wait for "Fr. Abet" just in case he shows up. When they see me with the ball, they know they can start... Sign in to see full entry.

posted by Friar__Tuck at 12:39 AM Comments (3) (link)

Saturday, March 13, 2004

The Lakers Lost!

I deeply mourn for my favorite team. Waaaaah! Click here to see why I like the Lakers Sign in to see full entry.

posted by Friar__Tuck at 4:40 AM Comments (2) (link)

Friday, March 12, 2004

Old Wilson

Old Wilson Old Wilson, sitting on a corner all worn-out and torn, reminds me of days of games under the noon-day sun, of playing barefoot on an asphalt court, of dislocated fingers, and a fractured foot. "Remember", says he "of the bet you lost challenging a six-foot player to a one on one?" "Oh... Sign in to see full entry.

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Thursday, March 11, 2004

White Men Can't Jump...

but Filipinos can. And what's funny about that statement is when you put it into a cartoon like this: Sign in to see full entry.

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Tuesday, March 9, 2004

NBA Greats In The Philippines

The most recent NBA player to come to the Philippines to play was Cedric Ceballos. But it was not the Cedric Ceballos that once played brilliantly for the Lakers that we watched. He was heavier, slower and older when he came to play for San Miguel, one of our teams in the PBA. After just two games,... Sign in to see full entry.

posted by Friar__Tuck at 8:37 PM Comments (0) (link)

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