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Allen Iverson Seen Begging for Change Outside Atlanta’s Lenox Mall

“I don’t even have money for a cheeseburger,” said Iverson.

Troubled former NBA basketball player Allen Iverson was seen begging for change outside of Lenox Mall in Atlanta. Several mall patrons reported a man with a disheveled appearance harassing them for change.

When security arrived, they were shocked to see it was none other than basketball legend Allen Iverson. Iverson was asked to leave the premises by mall security.

Jason Seaworth, who works security at the mall, says it was very difficult for him to ask Iverson to leave as he was one of his childhood heroes. “One of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do was asking my hero to leave the mall. It was very sad to see him in such a bad place. I really hope he gets his life together and somehow returns to prominence,” Seaworth stated.

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Pascual is draft’s best big man

By Dennis Principe | Aug. 14, 2014 at 12:01am

THE possibility of being the best big man in the coming Rookie Draft made D-League stalwart Jake Pascual to finally enter his name in the list of PBA aspirants this year.

Pascual believes that delaying his application for another year will only lessen his chances of being one of the top picks in the draft, what with the likes of FEU’s Rey Marc Belo, Fil-Tongan Moala Tautuaa and De La Salle’s Arnold Van Opstal already eligible to enter the league by next season.

“Tinignan ko muna ‘yung mga applicants kung kaya ko mag-Top 5 kasi target ko talaga nasa Top 5 ako. Konti lang big man ngayon. ‘Yung 2015 prospect na papasok parang marami akong nakitang big man,” said Pascual.

Pascual, who was named Most Valuable Player as one of the stars of the NLEX Road Warriors during the D-League Foundation Cup last year, attended Rain or Shine’s first practice held last Monday in Greenhills.

“Available naman ako kung may mag-text na magpakita ako sa practice nila. Sabi nga nila magandang team ang Rain or Shine kasi considered as winning team ‘yan,” said Pascual.

The E-Painters own the second overall pick this year and is said to be eyeing to add another quality big man to boost the team’s frontliners Beau Belga, JR Quinahan and Raymund Almazan.

Also, being a top three draftee guarantees a player of getting the maximum salary for rookies pegged at P150,000 per month.

The 25-year old Pascual, a star forward for San Beda in the NCAA, submitted his application Monday afternoon accompanied by his agent Danny Espiritu.

Annual Rookie Draft will happen on Aug. 24 at the Robinson’s Place in Manila.

‘This team can win Asiad gold’

By Ronnie Nathanielsz | Aug. 14, 2014 at 12:01am

GILAS Pilipinas head coach Chot Reyes has named a Philippine team that he believes “has a chance to win the gold medal” at the 17th edition of the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea from  Sept. 19 to Oct. 4.

Reyes told the Manila Standard in an overseas telephone conversation from Spain at 1 a.m. on Wednesday that he “always wants a team that can run, which is number one, and team that can also shoot.”

He said that while the Philippines will miss the three-point shooting  of Jimmy Alapag, who opted out because he was getting on in years and wanted to give younger players a chance, and Larry Fonacier, who withdrew before the team left Manila for its training stint in Miami, Florida because of injuries, Gilas Pilipinas had an additional outside threat in naturalized NBA player Andre Blatche, along with Paul Lee, who will be making his international debut.

The line-up, which will be submitted to the Philippine Olympic Committee on Wednesday, giving the POC time to transmit the roster to the Asian Games Organizing Committee by the Aug. 15 deadline, is composed of Jason Castro, LA Tenorio, Paul Lee, Gary David, Jeff Chan, Gabe Norwood, Jared Dillinger, Marc Pingris, Japeth Aguilar, Junmar Fajardo, Ranidel  De Ocampo and Blatche, formerly from the Brooklyn Nets. Naturalized player Marcus Douthit was not selected.

Reyes had earlier given Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas president Manny Pangilinan the line-up, which Pangilinan told Manila Standard, he had approved “just now,” which was around 11 p.m. on Tuesday.

“While  I am not really a coach, the line-up suggests that Chot wants  speed. This is a logical option,” Pangilinan said.

Reyes earlier admitted that naming the 12 to the Asian Games was “tough and I am not getting any sleep.”

The nationals will continue its pre-World Cup preparation with tune-up games against France on Aug. 15, followed by games against Turkey and Australia.

Reyes described the team’s performance in beating a Spanish pro league selection by 31 points the other day as “encouraging and pretty good.”

The head coach, who steered Gilas Pilipinas to an epic second-place finish in August last year in the FIBA Asia Championships to clinch a spot in the FIBA World Cup after 40 years, said he was “very happy and can’t complain. But we’ll see in the next few days.”

FIBA World Basketball Cup 2014 Draws

Apr 28, 2014

Below is a list of the groups and competition format for the FIBA World Basketball Cup in Spain 2014. The Philippines has drawn a tough pool featuring Argentina, Puerto Rico, Croatia, Greece and Senegal.

From wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_FIBA_Basketball_World_Cup

Preliminary round[edit]

Current rankings of teams.

How teams are ranked:

  1. Highest number of points earned, with each game result having a corresponding point:
    • Win: 2 points
    • Loss: 1 point
    • Loss by default: 1 point, with a final score of 2–0 for the opponents of the defaulting team if the latter team is not trailing or if the score is tied, or the score at the time of stoppage if they are trailing.
    • Loss by forfeit: 0 points, with a final score of 20–0 for the opponents of the forfeiting team.
  2. Head-to-head record via points system above
  3. Goal average on games among tied teams
  4. Goal average on all group games
  5. Drawing of lots

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Spain 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Serbia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 France 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Brazil 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Egypt 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Iran 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 August 2014
Egypt   Serbia Palacio Municipal de Deportes de GranadaGranada
France   Brazil Palacio Municipal de Deportes de GranadaGranada
Iran   Spain Palacio Municipal de Deportes de GranadaGranada
31 August 2014
Serbia   France Palacio Municipal de Deportes de GranadaGranada
Brazil   Iran Palacio Municipal de Deportes de GranadaGranada
Spain   Egypt Palacio Municipal de Deportes de GranadaGranada
1 September 2014
Iran   Serbia Palacio Municipal de Deportes de GranadaGranada
France   Egypt Palacio Municipal de Deportes de GranadaGranada
Brazil   Spain Palacio Municipal de Deportes de GranadaGranada
3 September 2014
Egypt   Iran Palacio Municipal de Deportes de GranadaGranada
Serbia   Brazil Palacio Municipal de Deportes de GranadaGranada
Spain   France Palacio Municipal de Deportes de GranadaGranada
4 September 2014
Brazil   Egypt Palacio Municipal de Deportes de GranadaGranada
Iran   France Palacio Municipal de Deportes de GranadaGranada
Serbia   Spain Palacio Municipal de Deportes de GranadaGranada

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Philippines 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Senegal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Puerto Rico 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Argentina 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Greece 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Croatia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 August 2014
Croatia   Philippines Palacio Municipal de Deportes San PabloSeville
Puerto Rico   Argentina Palacio Municipal de Deportes San PabloSeville
Greece   Senegal Palacio Municipal de Deportes San PabloSeville
31 August 2014
Argentina   Croatia Palacio Municipal de Deportes San PabloSeville
Senegal   Puerto Rico Palacio Municipal de Deportes San PabloSeville
Philippines   Greece Palacio Municipal de Deportes San PabloSeville
1 September 2014
Croatia   Senegal Palacio Municipal de Deportes San PabloSeville
Argentina   Philippines Palacio Municipal de Deportes San PabloSeville
Puerto Rico   Greece Palacio Municipal de Deportes San PabloSeville
3 September 2014
Philippines   Puerto Rico Palacio Municipal de Deportes San PabloSeville
Senegal   Argentina Palacio Municipal de Deportes San PabloSeville
Greece   Croatia Palacio Municipal de Deportes San PabloSeville
4 September 2014
Senegal   Philippines Palacio Municipal de Deportes San PabloSeville
Croatia   Puerto Rico Palacio Municipal de Deportes San PabloSeville
Argentina   Greece Palacio Municipal de Deportes San PabloSeville

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Dominican Republic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Turkey 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 United States 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Finland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 New Zealand 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Ukraine 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 August 2014
Ukraine   Dominican Republic Bizkaia ArenaBarakaldo
New Zealand   Turkey Bizkaia ArenaBarakaldo
United States   Finland Bizkaia ArenaBarakaldo
31 August 2014
Dominican Republic   New Zealand Bizkaia ArenaBarakaldo
Finland   Ukraine Bizkaia ArenaBarakaldo
Turkey   United States Bizkaia ArenaBarakaldo
2 September 2014
Ukraine   Turkey Bizkaia ArenaBarakaldo
United States   New Zealand Bizkaia ArenaBarakaldo
Finland   Dominican Republic Bizkaia ArenaBarakaldo
3 September 2014
New Zealand   Ukraine Bizkaia ArenaBarakaldo
Turkey   Finland Bizkaia ArenaBarakaldo
Dominican Republic   United States Bizkaia ArenaBarakaldo
4 September 2014
Finland   New Zealand Bizkaia ArenaBarakaldo
Ukraine   United States Bizkaia ArenaBarakaldo
Turkey   Dominican Republic Bizkaia ArenaBarakaldo

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Lithuania 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Angola 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 South Korea 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Slovenia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Mexico 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Australia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 August 2014
Angola   South Korea Gran Canaria ArenaLas Palmas
Australia   Slovenia Gran Canaria ArenaLas Palmas
Mexico   Lithuania Gran Canaria ArenaLas Palmas
31 August 2014
South Korea   Australia Gran Canaria ArenaLas Palmas
Slovenia   Mexico Gran Canaria ArenaLas Palmas
Lithuania   Angola Gran Canaria ArenaLas Palmas
2 September 2014
Angola   Mexico Gran Canaria ArenaLas Palmas
Australia   Lithuania Gran Canaria ArenaLas Palmas
South Korea   Slovenia Gran Canaria ArenaLas Palmas
3 September 2014
Mexico   Australia Gran Canaria ArenaLas Palmas
Slovenia   Angola Gran Canaria ArenaLas Palmas
Lithuania   South Korea Gran Canaria ArenaLas Palmas
4 September 2014
Australia   Angola Gran Canaria ArenaLas Palmas
South Korea   Mexico Gran Canaria ArenaLas Palmas
Lithuania   Slovenia Gran Canaria ArenaLas Palmas

Final round[edit]

Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
6 September – Madrid
 A1
10 September – Madrid
 B4
6 September – Madrid
 B2
12 September – Madrid
 A3
7 September – Madrid
 B1
10 September – Madrid
 A4
7 September – Madrid
 A2
14 September – Madrid
 B3
6 September – Barcelona
 C1
9 September – Barcelona
 D4
6 September – Barcelona
 D2
11 September – Barcelona
 C3
7 September – Barcelona
Third place
 D1
9 September – Barcelona 13 September – Madrid
 C4
7 September – Barcelona
 C2
 D3

Round of 16[edit]

6 September 2014
C3 vs. D2
6 September 2014
C1 vs. D4
7 September 2014
C4 vs. D1
7 September 2014
C2 vs. D3

Quarterfinals[edit]

9 September 2014
WEF5 vs. WEF6
9 September 2014
WEF7 vs. WEF8
10 September 2014
WEF1 vs. WEF2
10 September 2014
WEF3 vs. WEF4

Semifinals[edit]

11 September 2014
21:00
WQF1 vs. WQF2
12 September 2014
22:00
WQF3 vs. WQF4

Third place playoff[edit]

13 September 2014
18:00
LSF1 vs. LSF2

Final[edit]

14 September 2014
21:00
WSF1 vs. WSF2

3 on 3 Basketball Batang Pinoy 2013 Results
Jan-Feb 2014, Bacolod

BP 2013 3 on 3 Basketball Results

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First Fil-am in NBA

June 30, 2014

Finally after 36 long years, a player with Filipino blood was drafted in basketball’s biggest stage.

The Washington Wizards originally selected Fil-am pointguard Jordan Clarkson as the 46th pick in their annual rookie draft but the management immediately traded him to the Los Angeles Lakers for cash considerations.

Clarkson is only the second drafted player in the NBA with Filipino roots, the first one was Raymond Townsend who was drafted by the Golden State Warriors as the 22nd overall pick in the 1978 NBA Draft.

The athletic guard out of Missouri averaged 17.5 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.4 assists in his junior year.

However, he still needs to impress the Lakers management in order to sign a contract. *PNA

I found the following Info on Raymond Townsend

“Raymond Townsend, who’s of Filipino descent, was a first-round choice of the Golden State Warriors in the 1970s.

From Wikipedia

Former Golden State Warriors point guard Raymond Townsend

Former Golden State Warriors point guard Raymond Townsend

Townsend was born in San Jose, California. He is half-Filipino; Townsend’s mother, the former Virginia Marella, is a Filipinafrom Balayan, Batangas while his father, Ray Sr., is American.[1][2] His brother, Kurtis Townsend, is currently an assistant coach for the University of Kansas Jayhawks men’s basketball team which won the 2008 NCAA Championship.

A 6’3″, 175-lb point guard, Townsend attended Camden High School and Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose, California before playing college basketball at UCLA. As a high school senior, he averaged close to 28 points a game for the Camden High Cougars. This was prior to the 3 point line being regulated years later. He was a member of the 1975 UCLA Basketball National Championship team, legendary coach John Wooden’s 10th and final NCAA championship team.

He was selected with the last pick in the first round (22nd overall) of the 1978 NBA Draft by the Golden State Warriors. He concluded his NBA career in 1982 as a member of the Indiana Pacers. He was the first Filipino-American to play in the NBA.[3]He also played in Italy for Banco Roma during the 1984-85 season.

A 1976 Sports Illustrated issue featured Townsend’s father, Ray Sr., in its “Faces in the Crowd” section. He was recognized as “the oldest junior college basketball player in history.” At age 39, he was the second man off the bench.

Townsend, now a youth sports development coordinator in San Jose, California, was honored as UCLA Pilipino Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumnus of the Year on May 2, 2009.

Raymond Townsend
No. 11
Point guard
Personal information
Born December 20, 1955 (age 58)
San Jose, California
Nationality Filipino-American
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Listed weight 175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
High school Camden (San Jose, California)
Archbishop Mitty (San Jose, California)
College UCLA (1974–1978)
NBA draft 1978 / Round: 1 / Pick: 22nd overall
Selected by the Golden State Warriors
Pro playing career 1978–1985
Career history
19781980 Golden State Warriors
1980–1981 Alberta Dusters (CBA)
1981–1982 Indiana Pacers
1984–1985 Virtus Banco di Roma (Italy)
Career highlights and awards
Statsat Basketball-Reference.com

FILAM PLAYER DRAFTED INTO NBA

from Philstar.com

June 27, 2014

In this 2013 file photo, Missouri’s Jordan Clarkson is congratulated by fans after his team upset No. 18 UCLA 80-71 in an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in Columbia, Mo. Clarkson, a Filipino-American, has been drafted in the 2014 NBA Draft on Friday, June 27, 2014. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson).

MANILA, Philippines – Filipino-American player Jordan Clarkson has been acquired by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2014 NBA Draft on Friday morning.

The Washington Wizards originally selected Clarkson as their 46th pick in the annual rookie draft before trading him to the Lakers for cash considerations.

Clarkson, a shooting guard from the Missouri Tigers, has a Filipino mother. The 6-foot-5 swingman has averaged 17.5 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.4 assists for the Tigers.

An NBA.com Philippines report singled out Clarkson’s scoring ability.

Clarkson is one of two players in the Draft who have Filipino roots, the other being Jason Brickman of Long Island University-Brooklyn.

 

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Jason Brickman, Long Island, Guard, 6’0, 165

(2012-13) 9.5 ppg, 8.5 apg, 1.0 spg, 45.4 FG%, 79.8 FT%, 46.2 3FG%, 2.2:1 A/TO

Brickman, the NCAA’s leader in assists last season, is back for one more go-round in LIU’s fast-paced offense. A strong ballhandler with very good vision, Brickman is at his best in the open floor, where his speed and skill open up the floor for the Blackbirds. He does an excellent job drawing defenders to him and finds creative ways to get his teammates the ball. While he focuses on distributing the ball, he is capable of knocking down open jumpers, forcing teams to defend him. Brickman uses his speed well on the defensive end, jumping passing lanes and forcing bad passes. He has also shown he can be a strong help defender by getting to position quickly to make a play.

What he needs to show this season: For any point guard in a system such as LIU’s, control and decision-making are very important, and these are areas where Brickman has some problems. He is much more comfortable playing at a fast pace, and when forced into half-court situations, he can have a hard time making proper reads. Also, sometimes the speed at which he plays gets the best of him. It’s great to average over 8 assists a game, but it doesn’t look as good when you also average over 4 turnovers per game. He needs to show he can be more comfortable running the offense in half-court sets, an issue former Iona guard Scott Machado had a few years back. On defense, Brickman has to work on the fundamentals more and not rely so much on his speed. He gets good position on the ball, but he doesn’t move laterally that well, ending up chasing his man often, and he needs to find a way to effectively get through screens.

NBA commissioner Adam Silver to push for higher age limit

While no conclusive discussion on the subject can take place until the National Basketball Players Association selects a new executive director, it’s already been made quite clear that an adjustment of the NBA’s age limit is one of Adam Silver’s first priorities as league commissioner.

As it stands, the NBA requires players be at least 19 years of age (or one year removed from the graduation of their high school class) before entering the draft — a limitation that essentially created the “one-and-done” trend in college basketball.

 Kevin Durant, Anthony Davis, Derrick Rose, DeMarcus Cousins, John Wall, Kyrie Irving and Andre Drummond are just a few of the players who would have had legitimate NBA prospects were it not for the existing age limit, but instead played one year of college. Under Silver’s proposed change, such players would be forced to wait another year before becoming NBA-eligible. He offered this in justification to Sam Amick of USA Today:

It has been our belief that we have a better chance to grow the (financial) pie that gets divided 50-50 if we increase the age and create, in essence, a more competitive league. And it has been our sense for a long time that our draft would be more competitive if our teams had an opportunity to see these players play an additional year, whether it be in college or professionally in the Development League or overseas.

We believe the additional year of maturity would be meaningful. And increasingly, I’ve been told by many NBA coaches that one of the issues with the younger guys coming into the league is they’ve never had an opportunity to lead. By having come directly out of their first year of college, those are the moments in their lives where…they were put in positions as upper classmen, where they first learned how to lead teammates.

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Blatche cleared to compete at Asian Games

Jun 24, 2014

by Nick Giongco
June 24, 2014 Manila Bulletin Blatche

There appears to be nothing in the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) rules and regulations that would prevent naturalized Filipino Andray Blatche from playing for the Philippines in the Asian Games in South Korea or the FIBA World Cup in Spain later this year.

A review of OCA’s rule book made by The Bulletin showed that those who have played previously in the Olympic Games or other regional international tournaments sanctioned by FIBA for another country cannot play for any other country unless he has resided continuously in that country for a period of three years.

Since Blatche has not played for the US team, his country of birth and citizenship, in another FIBA-sanctioned event, the Brooklyn Nets star appears to be qualified to play for the Philippine team.

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Philippine Basketball 3 new exciting teams added to the PBA.

April 14, 2014

MANILA, Philippines – The PBA Board of Governors unanimously approved yesterday the expansion team applications of Metro Pacific Investments Corp., Ever Bilena and Columbian Autocar Corp., thus, increasing the league roster to an all-time high of 13 for its 40th season next year.

“It’s a momentous occasion for the PBA. Three expansion teams coming in all at the same time in time for the 40th season, nothing can be more exciting than that,” said PBA commissioner Chito Salud at the end of their special meeting that lasted over five hours.

Never in the long history of the PBA had there been more than 10 member ballclubs in one particular season. League membership rose to 10 in year 2000 on the entry of Red Bull, also through expansion.

“Three applied, three were recommended for approval and three were approved,” said Salud on the board’s approval of expansion team applications of Metro Pacific, Ever Bilena and Columbian Autocar Corp.

“They’ve been verbally notified of their acceptance. We’re sending them formal notice and we expect their formal acceptance within the week,” Salud also said.

The league chieftain said Metro Pacific will play as the NLEX Road Warriors, Ever Bilena the Blackwater Sports Elite and Columbian Autocar Corp. Team Kia.

Though NLEX and Blackwater Sports have existing teams in the PBA D-League, all three new PBA teams will start from scratch, meaning they will be forming their rosters from the expansion draft.

The PBA board decided existing teams will make a protect list of 14 players each, with the other players to be put on the expansion pool together with the veteran free agents and unrestricted rookie free agents.

“There are around 25 restricted active players then we’ve gathered around 40 veteran free agents. So they have around 65 players to choose from. Then you have the rookie free agents,” said Salud.

At the same time, the board agreed to give the three new teams the 11th, 12th and 13th picks in the coming draft. The order of their picks will be determined through lottery.

“Inasmuch as we wanted to give direct-hired players, only two of them have existing teams in the D-League. We want to be fair to all three,” said Salud.

Salud insisted the expansion applications of the three were approved unanimously.

“They are all liquid, profitable and would add value to the league,” said Salud. “The asking fee is P100 million. They accepted it and that settled things.

And with the addition of three teams to the league roster, Salud said they would be playing a minimum of four game days a week for 10 and a half months in a season.

Meanwhile, Talk n Text seeks to complete a sweep of its elimination-round assignments versus Globalport even as Meralco, with a healthier lineup after a nine-day respite, goes for an outright quarterfinals entry in taking on Barako Bull in the PLDT Home TVolution PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City tonight.

Import Richard Howell is a doubtful starter due to a shoulder injury suffered in a nasty fall Wednesday, but the Tropang Texters, nonetheless, are expected to come out to keep their winning ways and the crucial momentum going into the playoffs.

‘Extra Rice’ pair Beau Belga and JR Quinahan find PH track coach Lafferty’s ‘no-rice’ policy simply hard to digest

Apr 4, 2014

Rain or Shine's 'Extra Rice Inc' pair of Beau Belga and JR Quinahan are quick to react to track coach James Lafferty's no-rice policy, and Belga says he can only hope the American coach won't be hired anytime soon by the Elasto Painters. "Patay tayo 'dun," he says. Jerome Ascano

Rain or Shine’s ‘Extra Rice Inc’ pair of Beau Belga and JR Quinahan are quick to react to track coach James Lafferty’s no-rice policy, and Belga says he can only hope the American coach won’t be hired anytime soon by the Elasto Painters. “Patay tayo ‘dun,” he says. Jerome Ascano

ON the day his appointment as Philippine track and field coach was announced, American trainer James Lafferty ruffled a lot of feathers in this nation where rice is a staple food in most households when he bared his ‘no-rice’ policy for long-jumper Marestella Torres.

“Rice is not an Olympic food. No rice-eating nation wins Olympic gold medals,” Lafferty, who also happens to be the chief executive officer of British American Tobacco in the Philippines, bluntly said when he bared his dietary plan for the Rio Olympics-bound Filipina long jumper.

Count Rain or Shine’s beefy ‘Extra Rice Inc.’ pair of Beau Belga and JR Quinahan among those who find the track coach’s ‘no-rice’ policy simply hard to digest.

They Said It!

“Ewan ko sa pag-aaral niya ha. Pero parang hindi naman totoo. Kasi bakit sa Instagram (photos) nila (NBA star) LeBron James, nakikita ko minsan kumakain siya ng kanin.” Rain or Shine big man JR Quinahan

 

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Quinahan, for one, was quick to dispute Lafferty’s claim.

“Ewan ko sa pag-aaral niya ha. Pero parang hindi naman totoo. Kasi bakit sa Instagram (photos) nila (NBA star) LeBron James, nakikita ko minsan kumakain siya ng kanin,” said the surprised Quinahan.

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Gilas main goal: Asian Gold Medal and lineup for World Champs

March 27, 2014

Yahoo PH Sports - Gilas Pilipinas at the awarding ceremonies of the 27th FIBA Asia Championship held August 11, 2013 at the Mall of Asia Arena. (Czeasar Dancel/NPPA Images)

Yahoo PH Sports – Gilas Pilipinas at the awarding ceremonies of the 27th FIBA Asia Championship held August 11, 2013 at the Mall of Asia Arena. (Czeasar Dancel/NPPA Images)

MANILA, Philippines — While everybody is thrilled at the prospect of seeing the men’s national basketball team in the world championship, the real target for Gilas Pilipinas is to bring home the gold medal in the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.

Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas executive director Sonny Barrios said nothing would please SBP president Manny V. Pangilinan more than seeing the Filipinos reclaim the Asiad basketball gold.

“When was the last time we won the championship in the Asian Games? Fifty years ago? It’s been a long time,” said Barrios.

According to Barrios, the Fiba World Cup in Spain from Aug. 30 to Sept. 14 will be the climax of the Nationals’ training program for the Incheon Games, set Sept. 19 to Oct. 4.

“The World Cup is a first-class training ground for the Incheon Games,” he said.

“Mr. Pangilinan wants the team to get into the second round in the World Cup, then win the championship in Incheon. That’s how tough the goals are.”

The Philippines last won the Asian Games cage title in 1962 in Jakarta and placed second to China in 1990 in Beijing when the PBA began to support the national team.

Article by Jun Navarro, Philippine Daily Inquirer

Naturalization candidate Andre Blatche, the other candidate is Javalle McGee.

Naturalization candidate Andre Blatche, the other candidate is Javalle McGee.

FIBA Basketball Lineup for World Champs

Jimmy Alapag, LA Tenorio, Jayson Castro, Larry Fonacier, Jeff Chan, Gabe Norwood, Gary David, Ranidel Ocampo, Marc Pingris, Japeth Aguilar, Junemar Fajardo and naturalized player Marcus Douthit.

Big men Beau Belga of Rain or Shine and Greg Slaughter of Barangay Ginebra, the last two players cut before the August tournament, were also included.

New names joining the pool include San Miguel swingman Marcio Lassiter, Meralco forward Jared Dillinger and Rain or Shine point guard Paul Lee.

Should his naturalization be approved by Congress, Andray Blatche of the Brooklyn Nets will be the 18th member of the pool and will challenge Douthit for the lone slot reserved for a naturalized player.

source: http://ph.sports.yahoo.com/news/chot-names-17-man-gilas-pool-for-fiba-world-cup-and-asian-games-075516714-nba.html

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