November 23, 2014

Smart Gilas

Philippines Defeats China for Bronze Medal in FIBA Asia Cup 2014/08/02 3:19 pm

Philippines Defeats China for Bronze Medal in FIBA Asia Cup

With China up 79-77 and less than 10 seconds left in the third place game, the undersized Philippines had one last shot. One that could potentially help the small basketball-crazed country finally place in the FIBA Asia Cup after finding themselves so close to a medal in 2010 and 2012. Discuss Gilas Pilipinas in our Philippines Basketball Forum adUnit = document.getElementById("google-ads-k7JF"); google_ad_client...

Filipino-American Kris Rosales: Not The Next Jeremy Lin, Just The Next Kris Rosales 2013/11/01 3:53 pm

Filipino-American Kris Rosales: Not The Next Jeremy Lin, Just The Next Kris Rosales

Minutes from now, the NBA Developmental League (NBDL, or “D-League”) Draft will start and, according to agent Ara Vartanian, it is very likely that his client Kris Rosales, a 6’0” 165-lb Filipino-American point guard hailing from Bellflower in Southern California, will become the first “Fil-Am” player ever drafted into the D-League. Last year the Santa Cruz Warriors, an affiliate of the...

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,...

24th Dubai Basketball Championships commence in UAE 2013/01/12 9:22 am

24th Dubai Basketball Championships commence in UAE

The 24th Dubai Basketball Championships are being held at the Rashed Ben Maktoum-Dubai Stadium with 8 teams participating in a 10-day round-robin tournament. Discuss the Dubai Basketball Championships in our forum Teams participating in this tournament include two team from the host country United Arab Emirates: Ahli Dubai and the UAE National Team. The tournament will also feature three teams from...

<font color=darkred>Mahram (Iran), Smart Gilas (Philippines) win first games in Asia Champions Cup</font> 2011/05/28 10:04 am

Mahram (Iran), Smart Gilas (Philippines) win first games in Asia Champions Cup

Mahram Tehran opened their title defense with a strong 86-59 win over Al Jala’a (Syria), while hosts Smart Gilas (Philippines) easily defeated Al Ittihad (Saudi Araban) 101-69 on the opening day of the tournament. (Follow the Asia Champions Cup in our forum) The competition is being held in Manila, Philippines. Asia Champions Cup champions Mahram, who won the title the last two years, scored...

<font color=darkblue>Philippines: The Smart Gilas Program</font> 2010/11/30 5:47 pm

Philippines: The Smart Gilas Program

First of all, we need to be reminded on why the Smart Gilas program was established in the first place. Essentially, the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) was starting to get tired of lending its players to the National Team, and not getting consistent, good results (i.e., medal standing finishes). The Samahang Basketbolista ng Pilipinas or SBP therefore offered an alternative, and it is the...

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