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In Philippines, Passion for NBA runs deep

By Fran Blinebury/NBA.com(blog) – It could have been the high-pitched busload of school kids that shrieked its giddy joy and approval as they passed by on the traffic circle while All-Stars Dwight Howard, James Harden and the rest of the Rockets were lining up for a team photo in Read more »

Brawl mars Mixers win vs B Pier

By Nelson Beltran/The Philippine Star – A rugged rebound play early in the third quarter ignited an ugly free-for-all among San Mig Coffee and Globalport players in a brawl that shocked the Wednesday crowd, constantly replayed on TV and went viral over the internet for the kind of hard-court violence Read more »

Philippines ends Korea heartbreak, books ticket to FIBA World Cup

By Mark Giongco/INQUIRER.net – In what could be one of his final moments donning the country’s colors, Jimmy Alapag saved his best for last. Alapag, the Philippine team captain, hit a huge three late in the fourth quarter as Gilas Pilipinas finally got by South Korea, 86-79, in the Read more »

First NBA Café in Asia to open in Philippines

via philstar.com – The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Hoopla Inc. today announced that the first-ever NBA Café in Asia will be coming to Manila at the soon-to-open SM Aura Mall in the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig. Scheduled to open in September this year, the NBA Café will feature Read more »

PBA bans Petron import for life

By Musong R. Castillo/Philippine Daily Inquirer – Renaldo Balkman, Petron Blaze’s talented but temperamental import, has promised to reform himself. But he will have to turn a new leaf on another court, in another country. Philippine Basketball Association commissioner Chito Salud yesterday dropped the axe on the NBA veteran, Read more »

Rockets face Pacers: MOA holds historic NBA pre-season stop

By Joey Villar/The Philippine Star – The NBA will hold a historic first pre-season game in the Philippines with the Houston Rockets, led by All-Star James Harden and Jeremy Lin, and the Indiana Pacers clashing at the MOA Arena in Pasay City in what could well break all turnouts Read more »