April 23, 2014

Philippines

Jeremy Lin, Larry Bird Help Reveal Filipinos’ Passion, Reverence for the Game of Basketball 2013/10/09 1:29 am

Jeremy Lin, Larry Bird Help Reveal Filipinos’ Passion, Reverence for the Game of Basketball

Today’s NBA Global Games media availability at the Mall Of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines, reinforced a lot of what we already know — from Jeremy Lin‘s triumphs over adversity to Larry Bird‘s Draft acumen – about certain NBA luminaries, but what it really reinforced was the Filipinos’ true passion and reverence for the game of basketball. Today, metaphorically,...

Photo Gallery: Jayson Castro William (Philippines) 2013/08/12 9:09 pm

Photo Gallery: Jayson Castro William (Philippines)

Here are 17 photos of Jayson Castro William, known as Jayson Castro, the backup point guard for team Philippines.  We decided to dedicate a photo gallery to the 27 year old, 5-11 guard after he was named to the All-Tournament for the FIBA Asia Championships after scoring a team high 18 points in the championship game. For...

Hamed Haddadi is MVP, All-Tournament for FIBA Asia Championships 2013/08/12 9:03 am

Hamed Haddadi is MVP, All-Tournament for FIBA Asia Championships

After another dominating performance in the FIBA Asia Championships, Hamed Haddadi capped off his third FIBA Asia championship with being named MVP of the tournament. In nine wins and no losses, the first Iranian-born player in the NBA, averaged 18.8 points on 62% shooting and 10 rebounds in just 22 minutes a game. It was no real surprise; Haddadi couldn’t be stopped in the finals between his...

Iran is Asia Basketball Champs, defeats Philippines 85-71 2013/08/11 7:32 am

Iran is Asia Basketball Champs, defeats Philippines 85-71

Iran took gold with another double-digit win as they overtook the Philippines in the Asia Basketball Championships final 85-71 (discuss). Led by Hamed Haddadi – the Iranians won each one of their games by more than 10 points — including a 90-point blowout over Malaysia in the preliminary round — finishing with a perfect 9-0 record in the 27th Asia Championships of Basketball. The...

Philippines, Iran in Asia Basketball Finals 2013/08/10 8:51 pm

Philippines, Iran in Asia Basketball Finals

It’s going to be a wild one on Sunday. Tournament hosts and basketball-crazed Philippines will take on unbeaten favorites Iran, in the FIBA Asia Basketball Championships. (Discuss the FIBA Asia Basketball Finals in our forum) Iran advanced into the title game behind center Hamed Haddadi’s 17 points and 14 rebounds in 25 minutes and Mahdy Kamrani’s 19 points and 6 assists, help to...

How will the Philippines fare in the Asia Basketball Championships? 2013/08/07 12:21 pm

How will the Philippines fare in the Asia Basketball Championships?

The 2013 FIBA Asia Championships are on their way and games are being held at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines. Discuss the 2013 Asia Championships of Basketball The Philippines hopes they can repeat their 1973 title, the last time the nation hosted the qualifier for the FIBA World Championships of Basketball. And the entire pacific island is watching their home team, Smart-Gilas,...

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