The fans were disappointed. We were expecting a great match between Gilas Pilipinas and those NBA stars, only to be caught in the middle of a basketball drill.—Sen. JV Ejercito on the supposed tune-up game between the Philippine basketball team and visiting NBA players at Tuesday night’s “Last Home Stand” event that drew loud boos at Smart-Araneta Coliseum
By Calvin D. Cordova
Witnessing the first-ever National Basketball Association (NBA) game played in the country came at a steep price. But for shipping magnate Chester Cokaliong and his family, it was all worth it. “It was a once-in-a lifetime experience. What you paid was worth it,” said Cokaliong, whose family was one of the more than 12,000 people [...]
By Jonas Panerio
The Houston Rockets emerged victorious in the first-ever NBA preseason game held in the country, beating the Indiana Pacers, 116-96, in the Global Games Philippines 2013 last night at the Mall of Asia Arena.
By Jonas Panerio
After a contentious season where he battled injuries and struggled to fit in the Los Angeles Lakers system, All Star center Dwight Howard is primed for a reboot and is looking forward to the season with his new team, the Houston Rockets. The seven-time All-Star, seven-time All-NBA team, five-time All-Defensive member and three-time Defensive Player [...]
IF the Indiana Pacers are to be in contention for this season’s NBA crown, the heavy lifting will have to be done by their All Star frontcourt of center Roy Hibbert and power forward David West. The duo showed glimpses of dominance in the postseason last year where they pushed eventual champions Miami Heat to [...]