Gilas Pilipinas Could Lose Asian Games Gold After Failed Brownlee Doping Test

Gilas Pilipinas Justin Brownlee

A fairytale ending for Gilas Pilipinas could possibly turn into a nightmare. Officials from the Switzerland-based International Testing Agency (ITA) revealed that Justin Brownlee has failed a doping test conducted on October 7, a day after Gilas ended a 61-year gold medal drought for the Philippines at the Asian Games. The prized import tested positive […]

China-Associated Research Group Questions Gilas’ Roster

Gilas Roster

Gilas Pilipinas’ gold-medal triumph at the 19th Asian Games has caused such a stir in China that even a research group is getting involved. The Somali Institute of Chinese Studies (SICS), which describes itself as a “Think Tank covering China’s impact on Somalia & Africa”, has questioned the legitimacy of the Gilas roster, arguing that […]

Filipinos Erupted With Gilas’ Comeback vs. China

Gilas Comeback vs. China

Gilas Pilipinas had a mountain to climb, facing off against a towering Chinese squad in the semi-finals of the 2023 Asian Games. China has a long history of dominating its Asian counterparts but has shown vulnerability in recent years, including a 94-75 defeat from the Philippine national team in the 2023 FIBA World Cup. Hoping […]

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Onyeka Okongwu are Gilas Pilipinas TOTGAs

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Onyeka Okongwu

Twitter: Rappler Sports Concluding a rather underwhelming FIBA 2023 World Cup, Gilas Pilipinas has its sights set on the quadrennial Asian Games, with Hangzhou, China, hosting the festivities from September 23 to October 8, 2023.  Despite the absence of the resident option, Jordan Clarkson, departing to Salt Lake City in preparation for the National Basketball […]

What Gilas Pilipinas Can Learn From The FIBA World Cup

Gilas Pilipinas

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 […]

Calvin Abueva, Terrence Romeo Make Their Gilas Return for Asian Games

Calvin Abueva, Terrence Romeo

The Nationals continue their regional bout with the quadrennial Asian Games set in Hangzhou, China in their crosshairs. While several depart for their foreign clubs come the late-September tournament, Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) looks to acquire program veterans Calvin Abueva and Terrence Romeo to supplement their hopeful podium contention—a reunion five years in the […]