LED BY MITCHELL’S 48, TALK ‘N TEXT SURVIVES BARAKO BULL IN OT | Philippine Basketball Association (x)
Wala eh. Hanggang dito lang ako. :(
Wala pang replay eh. :(
Hanggang articles lang, stat sheet… Hay. Ganda pa naman ng game ni Ryan. Tapos si Sean din, considering na first game niya as a TNT player. Pati si Jai. Nakakainis. :(
Pero syempre, panalo pa rin. At masaya naman ako ro’n. :)
Tokwaaa! Sobrang nagulat (OA. Hahaha.) ako nu’ng makita ko na nasa SMC si Allein Maliksi! Grabe. May nangyaring trade, kahapon lang! Nakakalokaaa!
Bakit ginawa ng Barako ‘yun?
Allein may not be as consistent as the other SGs pero magaling kaya siya! Bakit siya ‘yung kailangan i-trade away?! Besides, hindi pa naman siya gano’n katagal sa liga. He has definitely a room for improvement!
Ewan ko. Pero feeling ko kasi mas mag-go-grow siya sa Barako. SMC has the type of the system kasi na nagre-rely kay Yap at Simon, and the rest role players na - even though they can do really awesome stuffs. Sa case kasi ni Maliksi, nakakapanghinayang talaga. Coach Tim’s awesome, pero kasi… He has all the chances in Barako eh.
Ano ba kasi ipinaglalaban ko? Hahaha.
Ito lang. DAPAT DI NILA INI-TRADE SI MALIKSI. Bow.
Yes, the Gilas boys are our hard court heroes, but they will never be without these two gentlemen.
Sir Manuel V. Pangilinan is the man we should all be thankful for - for bringing in FIBA Asia almost right out of our doorsteps, and for believing in the talents of Filipinos when it comes to sports. He’s just the man behind everything, and for that, he deserves more than just thanks.
Coach Chot Reyes, on the other hand, has never failed to showcase his one-of-a-kind mentoring abilities in basketball. Not only is he a great play-maker, moreover, a better motivator. It’s just amazing how he put together such a wonderful breed of individuals all in the same team, with unbelievable chemistry and unity. They may not have the most dazzling names in the PBA, but they proved to everyone that they are just right to be our representatives, and it is all because of him.
Kudos to you, Sirs! Thank you very much, and congratulations! :)
We Are Gilas, Pilipinas - SLAMonline Philippines (x)
GIlas Pilipinas enters the FIBA-Asia Championships and qualifies for the World Cup. But somehow, very little about all this is about basketball.
Medyo delayed. Hahaha.
TALO ang Gilas.
PANALO ang Pilipinas.
Hahaha. Puso pa riiin! Galing ng referees eh! Hahaha. Medyo bitter pero masaya pa rin.
Preparation is more important than celebration.
Disclaimer: These photos are not mine, these are posted on Facebook, got them via different pages (PBA Atin ‘To, News5 Aksyon, Smart Gilas Pilipinas, Mall of Asia Arena). All credits go to the owners.
No words can describe how happy I am with the win of Gilas tonight. I’m happy with how Filipinos supported the team all the way, how we cheered for the players, how each of us poured our hearts out for them, and how they played like there’s no tomorrow as well. This is a testament of how much we love basketball, and that we can always be united if we want to, one heart, one nation, one goal.
We didn’t have the biggest guys, but we have the guys with the biggest hearts.
Marc Pingris gave everything he’s got - he’s just the player that defines a sportsman, a team player.
Jayson Castro - I know he uses William, but whatever - showed how he can be Jimmy Alapag’s heir as one of the premiere point guards in the country, and how well he could make the ball kiss the net whenever he wants to.
Jimmy Alapag himself never failed to show his clutch skills, and of course, his humility and leadership on the floor, in the huddle, and maybe even outside the arena.
Japeth Aguilar showed his maturity by carefully choosing his shots, and taking care of the rebounds and the blocks.
Gary David's shooting prowess has always been there, it may not be every single night, but it goes at the right time.
Gabe Norwood is a guy we can trust with almost everything - he’s effective from one to four, he’s such an amazing guy.
Junemar Fajardo may not be used all the time, but it’s good that he’s being exposed to the international scene, that he can learn from every guy he sees on the floor.
Larry Fonacier proved how deadly he is as a shooter, if not, he can provide great hustle in guarding the guys from the opposing team.
Marcus Douthit is just admirable, he sacrificed everything for us! He’s hurt but he continues to play, such heart he puts for our country.
Ranidel de Ocampo's wonderful interior offense, defense and unpredictable type of play's such a beauty to watch.
Jeff Chan, oh Jeff Chan! Needless to say, he’s not just Allan Caidic’s look-a-like, he’s the Trigger Boy! Those long threes, his almost unnoticed steady defense… gah, just great.
LA Tenorio showed that his greatness in the international scene does not stop on last year’s Jones Cup, cool jumpers, great assists, Showtime!
And of course, Coach Chot Reyes and the rest of the coaching staff of Gilas, they are the best guys to be placed in their respective positions, great motivators, dedicated trainers, and fantastic mentors. Well done.
Whatever happens tomorrow, I’m glad to be a part of history. I just watched the game at home, but I felt how lucky I am to see how glorious these athletes are.
Teary-eyed. Happy. Proud.
ASUL. DILAW. PULA.
We’re coming with the strength of our country.
- Jimmy Alapag
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, IDOOOL! :)
Bayaaan. Naiiyak ako habang nanonood!
Okay. Ako ang batang naka-dorm. Walang TV sa dorm kaya hindi ako nakakapanood ng mga laban ng Gilas. At heartbreak ‘yun. Umaasa lang ako sa mga GM ng mga ka-text ko. Sa kwento ng mommy ko. Ayun. Ang sakit-sakit eh. OA? Che.
Eh sa adik na ‘ko sa basketball eh. Ano’ng magagawa ko?
Game highlights lang ang mga napanood ko. Waaah. Ang gagaling nila. Kahit highlights pansin na pansin ang ganda ng ikot ng bola pati depensa.
Waaah. Sana po talaga manalo sila bukas versus Kazakhstan. Please, please, please po.
Naiiyak ako. :’(
He’s in a Gilas uniform here and it fits him really well… Just sad to not see him in the main event. :(
#30. Ryan Reyes – Talk ‘N Text Tropang Texters
Average Score: 7.34
8.23 ppr, 4.26 rpg, 2.14 apg, 1.09 spg, 0.12 bpg, 24.1 minutes/game
The first thing that comes to my mind when you talk about The Energizer’s PBA career doesn’t involve anything on the basketball court. No, not any of his numerous sneaky game winners first come to mind. None of his hard dives to the floor. When you say Ryan Reyes, the first thing that comes to my mind is that guy who went straight to the airport after a game, still wearing his jersey, to fly to the US to mourn the loss of his brother. He’s that guy who immediately came back and played his heart out in the PBA Finals.
Ryan Reyes represents everything about what it is to be a Tropang Texter. He’s a consummate pro. His teammates love him. He knows his role and he ignores statistics and value winning above everything else.
Remember back in 2008, his rookie year, when we were all like “Wow! This Ryan Reyes guy will be the best two-way players in the league in the next few years,”? We all felt like he had a lot more to show on offense. Fast forward to the future; he has had to sacrifice a lot on offense and has concentrated more on stopping players from Alex Cabagnot, to Calvin Abueva, to Arwind Santos, to Mark Caguioa. He has willingly done all the small things that don’t show up on the box score but ultimately make the difference between a W and an L. He’ll tap an offensive board to a teammate. He’ll save a loose ball that’s going out of bounds to a teammate. He’ll chase down a fastbreak attempt the way a cheetah runs to catch an antelope.
For me, I’d rather not see the superstar version of him. I like him with TNT. He’s a true TNT guy.
(Source: SLAMOnlinePH - PBARank)
Yes, Robi Raya, I know. I love him so much and thank you for putting him up there! Thank you for noticing his awesomeness! Thank you for saying he’s a certified TNT guy! He’s not just a player, he’s an athlete. Not just an athlete, but a true sportsman. Ryan Reyes forever!
I criticized him, called him a ball hog, called him buwaya, called him selfish, and never saw how great he is as a basketball player. I never saw him as a point guard, but a shooting-shooting-shooting guard, because all he wants is to have the ball and shoot it whenever and wherever he wants to. He just looked so immature, he seemed like a two-year old kid craving for attention.
But now, he changed.
He changed a lot that I finally saw how great he really is. Well, I actually noticed it, but I didn’t care, because what I freaking saw (and heard) is how possessive he is. How he took away tons of shots from his teammates.
He’s matured, I can see how his attitude became more acceptable. He passes the ball more often, he creates not just for himself, and I can see that he and RR Garcia can co-exist.
With the way Terrence Romeo is playing right now, I can say he is qualified to be the Season 76 MVP. I’m sure you’ve heard that from analysts, but I do think so too.
I just pray that he continues to do what he’s doing. FEU swept the first round because of him. He is darn good. One can argue that he is the best in the league as of this moment.
Hero ball. He can do that. He really can. I just hope he will - at the right place, at the right time.