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Nice Treat – it was a nice Friday treat to say the least. Good game. Air 21 came back from 21 points down to within 1 but just came short at the end. They gave a good fight. I think Coach Franz Pumaren can’t be too mad about the effort, at least during the latter part of the game. Looks like, the Express are really back in the game. End game result, TnT 86, Air 21 83.

Canaleta for Senator – okay, maybe not. but at least Coach Chot Reyes might want to consider him for the National Team. He has the height, the athleticism, can play multiple positions, and looks like he would thrive in the dribble & drive system (that’s what it’s called right? correct me if I’m wrong please). And it doesn’t hurt that he had experienced playing international ball.

Cool Cat – that nickname suits him well. From his college days until the pro, he has shown that skill wherein it feels like he’s always in control of his game. It must be the La Salle system huh? I’m glad him and coach Fran are back in each others arms. We’re hoping to see more of that, Mr. Cortez. Keep it up.

Little Piece of Heaven – talking about getting a nice treat, it’s really something when you see a competitive, exciting basketball game. Those games wherein the result comes down to the last possession. The kind of game that makes me stand up and hold my breath in anticipation of the last shot, miss or make. It’s a different kind of high.

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Take It To The Next Level –¬†GlobalPort now has 2 National players on their team – Gary David and Japeth Aguilar. No pressure but expectations are much higher this time around for this team to succeed. And they got former national players too in Sol Mercado and Rommel Adducul. Interesting indeed. Wishing them all the best, and of course the rest of the PBA.

Imported – Wow. Justin Williams and Renaldo Balkman? Really? I’d like to thank the PBA owners for their willingness to spend on quality players, former NBA players at that. I think it takes Philippine basketball to the next level. Keep it up, Billionaires!

Little Piece of Heaven – watching the PBA live (on TV) like it was 1999. I just dated myself huh? ūüôā Seeing the live game earlier took me back to my high school days. I like the feeling of getting excited again to watch basketball after a long day in school, thinking about nothing but basketball. It’s a nice feeling. And I like that the PBA is slowly becoming a habit for me again. Up next – watching it live in the Arena. Sending it to the universe.

Good Start – it was a nice game. A 2 point win by the Batang Piers. I hope this is a preview of things to come. Mabuhay ang Philippine Basketball.

Random Thoughts on the Players:

*Japeth Aguilar is playing a lot of minutes so far. I think this is what he needs. Let’s see how this will pan out. He’s playing a decent game thus far – 10 points, 6 rebounds, and 2 assists after three quarters. I hope he gets his act together. I really think he’s got a lot of potential. Update: he ended with 16pts, 9rebs, 3blks, player of the game. not bad eh? Most importantly, ended it with a win.

*Arwind Santos, you may be Philippine National Team snub but I think you’re still one of the bests. Just keep playing your game. I hope this will only motivate you more in playing harder and better.

*Justin Williams – I’m starting to like this guy. He seemed really passionate in helping out the team. It feels like he really care. He had 3 dunks already with 18 points before getting thrown out of the game due to inadvertent elbow. It doesn’t seem like he meant to hurt June Mar Fajardo to be fair with him. And he was so happy, getting back to the court after the game, hugging his teammates, carrying Sol Mercado like they’ve won the championship already! I think it’s good for the game, for the PBA, for the fans. Apir, Justin!

*Gary David looks like he’s back to his old form and that’s a good thing. I can’t wait to see him look at his hands again like they’re on fire! Keep ’em burning Gary D! Looking forward to a 50 point game this season, or more.

*Rommel Adducul is a Hall of Famer for sure. His game might have regressed in the recent years but the things he has done throughout his basketball career is something else. From being one of the most dominant big men in college to becoming the face of the defunct MBA to being a solid contributor in the PBA. Not mentioning his contributions in and out the playing court. We salute you, General.

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Karma Police –¬†so this is how it feels like when I was being difficult to my manager ha? Really, life has a way of getting back at you. I remember when I was giving my managers a hard time because I thought I know better and that their ideas suck. And even if i was correct about their ideas being bad or not favorable, I shouldn’t have given them the eye and the shoulder mixed with facial expressions and sarcasm. But to be fair with me, I wasn’t like that the whole time. I have come to a point where I learned to respect their views, sucky or not =P So, I should be getting the same result sooner or later right? Positivity! ūüôā

Just A Phase ¬†–¬†I told myself lately, Man, I miss those people. I never thought I would. My former bosses, colleagues, my former station, being in class, etc. Yeah, I think I’m going through that phase. This shall pass. I guess I wasn’t prepared emotionally and that everything happened so fast I didn’t get to prepare for this. Oh well. It’s all good. This should help me appreciate the things I have right now and cherish the moment. Another life lesson from the universe.

He’s The norMAN! –¬†what a way to announce your return. That goes for Norman Black, who for some time was away from the professional basketball scene to lord over the collegiate ranks. And he’s back, this time with another championship belt to brag about. He’s on a roll man. He won 5 titles in a row for Ateneo and then followed suit with another championship on his first season back to PBA! What a genius. He’s truly a gift to Philippine basketball. Keep it up, coach!

Little Piece of Heaven –¬†I’m not sure if I have mentioned about this on one of the random thoughts but really I find comfort in seeing an organized, clean room. May it be in a magazine or our own room, it’s just pleasing to the eyes and soul. It feels like it’s so peaceful and relaxing even just by looking at it, or better yet, being in it. I guess this goes as well for the other aspects of our lives. Universe is telling us to be organized, throw away the clutter, clean up, and you should have a peace of mind. Amen.

2013 NBA All-Stars –¬†the starters for this year’s All Star game was announced earlier and I must say the result was I think fair and the players selected were deserving. For the East we have Rajon Rondo, DWade, LBJ, ‘Melo, and KG. On the other side we have CP3, Kobe, Durant, Blake Griffin, and Dwight. Of course there will the “snubs” but I’m sure they’ll get their chance to come off the bench as an All Star reserve. If they’re really deserving then I’m sure the coaches will notice. I was just wondering, would ‘Melo throw a pass to KG? Would they chest bump after making a nice play? Talk about awkward. For those who didn’t know what happened a couple of weeks ago, you need to look it up, now. Let the¬†awkwardness¬†games begin!

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Caroling, NBA style.

Plus, the special Christmas 2012 jerseys (photos courtesy of si.com/nba).

Spurs vs Grizzlies

Thunder vs Heat

Celtics vs Nets

Bulls vs Rockets

Jazz vs Pacers

Knicks vs Lakers

2013 NBA Champs

NBA Top Ten Plays

Posted: October 30, 2012 in Basketball, NBA
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Looking forward to more of these.

Random basketball thoughts from PBA to NBA to commentators/announcers of the game.

Not So Harden To Let Go – well, they had to do what they had to otherwise they will either get hostage by the amount of salary he’s gonna command by the end of this season (not because he is a bad man but mainly because he’s that good of a basketball player) or they get nothing in return for him. Oh well.. I think it’s all good for both parties. Let’s get it on!

Best Commissioner In All Of Sport – that is NBA commissioner David Stern. Arguably the best there is in American sports. Players and owners may not be in favor of the many things he brought to the table but most of it were for the betterment of the league I must say. And with that, you will be missed. Well, not yet, and that’s a good thing.

Rising Aces – the dark horse of this young PBA season. Who would have thought that their rookie would make so much of a difference and help turn around their young season. Looking at their roster, they’ve got a really formidable team. With a reliable guy on each of the position. I just hope they sustain it. The next few months should become more interesting if it’s not already.

Little Piece of Heaven – seeing Antonio getting at least interested with the game. He won’t let go of that basketball after seeing it. And then before sleeping, we sat in front of the TV and he was somehow watching the game I was watching. I hope he liked it and that he will like it more. Can’t wait to play ball with you my man.

JVG and Mike Breen Рthey are the best in what they do. I admire these two folks for not what they do on the court but for what they do and say just a little bit outside of it. They are two of the few guys who would make me glued on the TV because of what they say and have to say about the game in general. More power to them and thank you ESPN for hiring these two.

NBA 2012 – 2013 Season in 3, 2, 1….

He’s a Kiefer – he’s the man among the boys. His set skills seem to be way advanced compared to everyone else’s. He reminds me of Mike Cortez and LA Tenorio during their UAAP time where they dominated the college games like a pro. Hands down the MVP of this series. I wish it translates to a great pro career for him. Kiefer, keep it up. You the man!

You’re the norMan! – and talking about being THE man, Norman Black should be enshrined right away to the basketball hall of fame, now. He’s born to be a basketball star. He was a great player and an even greater coach. It’s just inspiring to see a guy so humble yet have achieved so much on his chosen profession. More blessings to you, sir.

Little Piece of Heaven – hearing the cheers from the pep squad and of course from the supporters. Those chants are just awesome. It sends chills hearing 10,000 strong chanting the same cheers at the same time. I may not be there in the venue right now but i definitely know the feeling. I can still remember how it feels like being there, shouting my lungs out, doing the crazy steps memorizing the catchy lyrics all for the love of the game and team spirit.

In Good Hands – whatever happens to these two teams after this game (it’s the last 2 minutes by the way, Ateneo up by a field goal), both teams are in good hands. I can see Abdul improving his game for the next couple of years and really dominating it, Justin Chua being the man next year or so, Jeric Teng winning MVP honors before his time is done in the collegiate ranks. I may have missed a couple of more names but really they should be alright.

What Now? – I don’t want to spoil Ateneo’s great run but I’m sure the question that stands out right now would be what happens next? I know, I know. They should be just celebrating right now and not think of ¬†anything else. I should be ashamed of myself for not staying in the now right? But admit it or not, you gotta be thinking what happens after all this? Their main guys will be gone, the coach will be gone, MVP is gone. Alright sorry. Congratulations Ateneo. You deserve it.¬†Enjoy the championship, Blue Eagles.

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