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During the Philippine Basketball Association’s Developmental League’s (PBA D-League) inaugural season in 2011, the NLEX Road Warriors became the first ever champion after sweeping Cebuana Lhuiller, 2-0, in the best-of-three finals.  Led by head coach Teodorico “Boyet” Fernandez, and a bunch of collegiate standouts, the MVP Group-backed Road Warriors went…

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It’s sudden death Tuesday tomorrow in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Developmental League semifinal games. In the first game at 3PM, the Racal Tile Masters tangle with the Café France-CEU Bakers. In the second match at 5PM, the Tanduay Rhum Masters collide with the Cignal HD-San Beda Hawkeyes. Games will…

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Thanks to the National Basketball Training Center (NBTC) of hoops mentor Eric Altamirano, we all got to see Kamaka Hepa in the flesh. The 17-year old, 6’9” Fil-Am from Alaska saw action in the NBTC League National Finals held at the Mall of Asia Arena last week, and left everybody…

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One of the biggest hoops events in the country will kick off this morning at the Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena – no less than the 2017 SM-National Basketball Training Center (NBTC) League National Championships—a grand showcase of the Philippines’ best high school ballers. This mega event will give us…

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San Miguel Beer (SMB) is close to being just the second team in the Philippine Basketball Association’s (PBA) history to win the Philippine Cup (All-Filipino Conference) three times in a row, after Talk N’ Text. As of this writing, the Beermen lead the best-of-seven finale 3-1 over sister team Barangay…

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Many believe the San Miguel Beermen (SMB) are destined to win their third straight Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Philippine Cup championship. After all, they only tasted one defeat during the elimination round even when the Talk N’ Text Ka Tropa pushed them to a Game 7 in the semis. SMB…

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Tonight will be the deciding game in the highly entertaining and suspenseful Talk N’ Text (TNT) Ka Tropa – San Miguel Beermen (SMB) semifinal series of the 2017 Oppo Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Philippine Cup at the Mall of Asia Arena. The Beermen forced a Game 7 after a masterful…

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San Miguel Beer’s (SMB) dominant center June Mar Fajardo remains the current best local player in the land, bar none. The 6’10” Cebuano behemoth is simply an immovable force in the shaded lane, especially in the Philippine Basketball Association’s (PBA) Philippine Cup, where he lords over all other cagers with…

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Without a doubt, the Gilas Pilipinas National Men’s Basketball program just got a shot in the arm after two major developments over the past week were made public – the hosting of the SEABA tournament in Manila in April, which is the qualifier for the FIBA Asia Continental Cup later…

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Let’s get to know another successful college basketball pre-season tournament, called the Engr. Demetrio Quirino (EDQ) Cup, which is hosted and organized by the Technological Institute of the Philippines (TIP) in Manila. Since my friend and colleague Sebastian “Potit” De Vera took over the TIP Manila sports program, the EDQ…