What Gilas Pilipinas Can Learn From The FIBA World Cup

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Gilas Pilipinas may have had a less-than-stellar campaign in the 2023 FIBA World Cup, but every story, bad or good, is a “learning experience”. It won’t be long before the Nationals embark on the Asian Games, and Paris 2024 is still up for grabs via the Olympic Qualifying Tournament. There are plenty of games to […]

Austin Reaves Celebrates Dennis Schroeder’s FIBA World Cup Title Win

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2023’s FIBA World Cup witnessed the Lakers’ familial culture as Los Angeles starter Austin Reaves embraced his former backcourt tandem Dennis Schroeder in pursuit of Germany’s successful tournament campaign. Instagram: @ds17_fg A defeated United States roster in the hands of Germany headed for the dugout with their heads down—hungrier for a return to the world […]

Luka Dončić’s 2023 FIBA Run Was Nothing Short of Magical

Luka Dončić

Team USA may have headlined Manila’s 2023 FIBA World Cup festivities, though it would be negligent to note the resounding effect of Slovenia’s young Maverick, Luka Dončić, when supplementing the roars of those in attendance.  Arriving in the Philippines after a delectable showcase in Okinawa, it’s safe to assume that the National Basketball Association (NBA) […]

Here’s Who’s Coming to Manila for the FIBA World Cup Quarter Finals

FIBA World Cup Quarter Finals

The quarter-finals of the 2023 FIBA World Cup resume in the heart of Manila, welcoming basketball excellence across the globe. Witnessing the remarkable display of talent in Groups A-D, the sense of familiarity withers between the surviving clubs—as the sport’s local fanbase embraces four more nations. The final eight teams square off in anticipation of […]

Italian Head Coach Finally Meets Manny Pacquiao

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As the 10th-ranked Italian squad ventures to the second round of the 2023 FIBA World Cup, Head Coach Gianmarco Pozzecco ticks off a bucket list occurrence by meeting Philippine boxing icon Manny Pacquiao. Pacquiao’s Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) shared glimpses of the highly requested encounter, as the two shared a friendly match on a […]

Anthony Edwards is Having the Time of His Life at the 2023 FIBA World Cup

Anthony Edwards

Unanimously the tournament’s favorites, the United States has set its sights on reclaiming the FIBA World Cup throne. Procuring a convincing group stage campaign, the superstar caliber lineup on paper translates accordingly, evidenced by their 34-point win average throughout the initial matchups. Minnesota Timberwolves guard Anthony Edwards banners the stars-and-stripes with 16.3 points per game […]

Classes and Govt. Work Suspended for FIBA World Cup Opening Day

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August 2023 stands as the mecca of basketball, with the FIBA World Cup looming in the distance—as the Philippines’ hosting bid merits the national government’s attention. With the 55,000 seating capacity of the Philippine Arena welcoming the world, President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. suspended classes in public schools and government work in Metro Manila and Bulacan […]

The Best Gilas Pilipinas Lineup for FIBA 2023

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The relationship between Filipinos and basketball is intricately woven into the fabric of Philippine culture. Basketball has become a source of pride and national identity for Filipinos, due to its roots in the country’s heritage and success on the international stage, especially during the 2014 World Cup, where a ragtag crew gave several world basketball […]

Gilas Exhibition Wins are “Part of the Learning Process” Says Chot Reyes

Gilas Pilipinas FIBA Exhibition Wins

Keeping the nation’s aspirations afloat for a deep 2023 FIBA World Cup tournament run, Gilas Pilipinas’s training camp sees the team match up against Europe’s fledging basketball talent. Gilas triumphed in back-to-back contests against Ukraine’s U-20 squad,  bouncing back from losses in their first two games against Estonia and Finland. The national roster recorded an […]

Here’s the Team USA Roster Coming to the Philippines

Team USA Roster Coming to the Philippines

The month of August culminates the world’s undying love for basketball through the quadrennial FIBA World Cup, as 2023 welcomes the titans of the sport to Philippine shores. Apart from the unwithering hopes of a deep tournament run for the host nation, eyes are fixed on the U.S.A., noting the possibility of witnessing the unrivaled […]