Ok ok, obviously I haven’t moved on yet from the fantastic FIBA ASIA CHAMPIONSHIP. I have to admit though, that I had no idea, that this championship was happening. Good thing I am following the right people on twitter, who had been flooding my timeline since day one. I am became an instant fan, ok well, I became a fan since the Jones Cup, but nonetheless, I AM SUCH A PROUD FAN!!!
I can even name the players, even though I don’t watch the PBA. It is just so sad, that the coach couldn’t have more players for the try out, because their commercial basketball team didn’t let them go. But it’s not coach Chot Reyes’ loss, it’s the players’ loss. Coach Chot even worked with the players he had, and he did succeed. Yet I even wonder, why the management of the teams from the PBA don’t work together as one, and give the players away that are needed, or even work around the schedule, if there are national duties. It’s also good for them. I have been Youtube-ing some potential players, and these potential players were always involved in many brawls between other players. And some of the National Players (maybe except Sakuragi Marc Pingris) respect the players and don’t fight them. Maybe if they bonded more often, there was less tension and no “personalan”. But I am kind of familiar with the rules and regulations of Basketball, where you can only have 12 players in your line up. I wouldn’t want Coach to choose between the guys who made the Spain World Championshin happen and those who never had National Duties experience.
I do have my personal favourite, Jeff Chan!!! He’s my idol, he can shoot from anywhere and when he is called a foul, he just smiles. Just like Larry Fonacier. I love his nickname “baby face assassin”. Nasa loob ang kulo. I am really excited about next year. World Championship in Spain!! .. I really hope I’ll be able to go and show support. I hope by the end of this year, it will be revealed where the prelims will be held. Spain is not that small, and little are the chances that the Philippines go far. I am just being realistic. But I know that they will do their best and do everything in their power to win games!
But for now. SMART GILAS PILIPINAS you are one heck of a team! I hope the PBA and SBP can work together as a team!
a fan from vienna