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IN PHOTOS AND GIFS | Jordan Clarkson, the ‘Pambansang Cheerleader’ of Gilas Pilipinas

Filipino-American NBA player Jordan Clarkson joined the Philippine national men’s basketball team in Taiwan on Sunday as it opened its campaign in the 37th William Jones Cup, and he wasn’t shy about expressing his support for Gilas Pilipinas While Filipino … Read more »

PHOTO | Jordan Clarkson plays chess with Manny Pacquiao

Filipino-American NBA player Jordan Clarkson made the most out of his trip in Manila, finding time out of his busy schedule to meet Filipino ring icon Manny Pacquiao. Of course, they share a common interest: basketball. But with Pacquiao coming … Read more »

SPOTTED | Gilas boys order at McDo after practice

They’re just like us! After their practice on Wednesday night, Philippine national men’s basketball team members Matt Ganuelas-Rosser, Asi Taulava and Moala Tautuaa decided to have a bite at a nearby McDonald’s for a late dinner. The three were coming … Read more »

PHOTOS | Jordan Clarkson wears Pilipinas jersey while attending Gilas practice

It’s happening. Filipino-American NBA player Jordan Clarkson dropped by the practice of the Philippine national men’s basketball team on Wednesday night at the Meralco Gym. Clarkson has been invited to “observe” Gilas Pilipinas training, but he was seen having a … Read more »

FAN ART | Jordan Clarkson in Gilas Pilipinas jersey

As news came out Monday that Filipino-American NBA player Jordan Clarkson apparently has a Philippine passport, and is possibly eligible to play for Gilas Pilipinas, Filipino fans couldn’t hide their excitement about seeing the Los Angeles Lakers guard suiting up … Read more »

PHOTOS | LeBron James delights Pinoys with dunk show

Four-time NBA MVP LeBron James returned to Manila on Thursday and made sure he would give what basketball-crazy Filipinos they’re asking for after showing off his acrobatic dunks to cap off his visit. James first appeared in a media event … Read more »

VIDEO | Estonia-bound Gilas Pilipinas kills boredom by ‘shaking that monkey’

Members of the Philippine national men’s basketball team are currently on their way to Estonia for a pocket tournament this week. But before getting there, the team has to endure a five-hour layover on Tuesday in Istanbul, Turkey. Hello Turkey! … Read more »

PHOTO | Fil-Tongan Moala Tautuaa attends his first Gilas practice

Filipino-Tongan Moala Tautuaa on Thursday attended his first practice for the Philippine national men’s basketball team that is currently preparing for the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship in September. The 6’7″ Tautuaa has been tapped by Gilas Pilipinas coach Tab Baldwin … Read more »

Personalities give take on Philippines falling short of FIBA World Cup bid

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NATIONAL DAY OF BROKENHEARTED | Netizens rue Philippines’ loss in FIBA World Cup bid

Filipino netizens quickly took to Twitter to express their sadness over the decision of FIBA to award the Basketball World Cup hosting rights to China in 2019. One even called this day as the “National Day of Brokenhearted” in reference … Read more »

PHOTO | Lou Diamond Phillips, Manny Pacquiao join forces for Philippines’ FIBA World Cup bid

The Philippines is getting a huge star boost in its 2019 FIBA World Cup bid as Filipino ring icon Manny Pacquiao and Filipino-American Hollywood actor Lou Diamond Phillips have joined the country’s delegation in Tokyo, Japan for its final pitch … Read more »

VIDEO | Paul George shows off monster jams in Taguig less than a year after gruesome injury

Indiana Pacers star Paul George didn’t show rust despite coming off a gruesome injury as he rocked the rim with spectacular dunks during his short visit in the country. George threw down a between-the-legs dunk and a 360 windmill jam … Read more »

PHOTO | The San Miguel Beermen hoist the PBA Governors’ Cup

The San Miguel Beermen stamped their dominance of the Alaska Aces with a finals sweep to clinch the PBA Governors’ Cup crown. It was the second title this conference for San Miguel after winning the Philippine Cup last January. It … Read more »

PHOTO | ‘Bayaw’ visits PBA finals

“Nais one!” “Bayaw” Jun Sabayton, a “presidential aspirant,” took time out of his busy campaign schedule to watch San Miguel and Alaska slug it out in Game Three of the PBA Governors’ Cup finals on Wednesday. Bayaw, whose party of … Read more »

Fil-Am Jordan Clarkson reflects on his rookie year in the NBA — and duty to take care of a baby doll

In sports, it isn’t unusual for rookies to undergo some sort of an initiation from their senior counterparts. And Filipino-American Jordan Clarkson of the Los Angeles Lakers is no exception, apparently. During his first year in the NBA last season, … Read more »

WATCH | American teenager shoots free throws à la Sakuragi during FIBA game

A young American basketball player is making heads turn in the ongoing FIBA U19 World Championship in Greece with his unique free throw shooting style. The 18-year-old Chinanu Onuaku, a 6’10″ power forward playing for the United States, has revived … Read more »

VIDEO | Jordan Clarkson schools Hong Kong players in pickup game

Filipino-American Jordan Clarkson of the Los Angeles Lakers recently went to Hong Kong for a promotional tour and took time to play pickup basketball with the locals there. Clarkson simply schooled his helpless opponents, displaying his impressive dunks and ankle-breaking … Read more »

VIDEO | Marc Pingris, Star Hotshots join ‘Nae Nae’ dance craze

Defending PBA Governors’ Cup champion Star Hotshots are currently fighting hard to retain their title, but that hasn’t prevented them from doing fun things — including dancing. On Thursday, Hotshots defensive ace Marc Pingris posted an Instagram video of the … Read more »

PHOTO | The Golden State Warriors hoist first NBA trophy in 40 years

The Golden State Warriors ended their 40-year championship drought after beating the Cleveland Cavaliers in six games of the 2015 NBA finals. It is the first title for the Warriors, the league’s best team during the regular, since 1975 when … Read more »

VIDEO | Kobe Paras’ title-clinching slam in FIBA 3×3 U18 Dunk Contest

Kobe Paras successfully defended his Dunk Contest crown in the FIBA 3×3 U18 World Championships in Hungary. Needing to score a perfect 30 after a tough challenge from United States’ Jalek Felton, Paras was able to wow judges with a … Read more »