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The 17 best PBA photos of 2017

Sure, the PBA has seen some trying times this year but to say  that the league is dying would be complete exaggeration. The games were still good. the stories were still compelling, and the stars were still shining bright. Was it a perfect season? Not a chance. But the PBA is still doing relative well. Well enough that everyone was happy. For the most part. And to celebrate a year that has come and gone, here are some of the best photos captured by ABS-CBN Sports for 2017, in no particular order of course but all of them are great. Happy New Year and here's to another great year for the PBA and basketball in general. Let's do this.   James Yap playing outside the Purefoods franchise? Still weird. James Yap and PJ Simon playing against each other? Weirder.   Allein Maliksi is without a doubt the most unapologetic scorer in the PBA. He had a run in the Philippine Cup where he was setting new career highs for every game and Star was destroying opponents by 25 points. He's with Blackwater now though.   2017 was not a good year for Alaska. Still, it's nice to see Calvin Abueva still Beastin' out there. Never change, Calvin.   Now that they're both healthy at the same time, here's to seeing more head-to-head games between this two. The PBA and Philippine basketball in general needs more of June Mar Fajardo vs. Greg Slaughter.   Terrence Romeo: scoring champion, fashion icon, king of swag both on and off the court. My goodness, bro.   You think Justin Brownlee is clutch? Why don't you ask the barangay. Pretty sure they will say hell yes Justin Brownlee is clutch.   This photo pretty much sums up The Rematch for coacn Norman Black and the Meralco Bolts. We need to see a Ginebra-Meralco part 3 in the Governors' Cup for 2018. Please.   The Fast and the Furious forever. There are no words for this. Happy retirement, Mr. Helterbrand.   If everything goes according to plan, we can call this the smiles that launched a Grand Slam. The PBA better be ready for the super, superteam that is the San Miguel Beermen with Christian Standhardinger.   The Gin Kings might as well own the Philippine Arena. Ginebra is setting attendance records left and right at the massive INC facility. More importantly, they keep on winning there. The barangay is 5-1 in Bulacan including one Game 7 win for another championship.   James Yap used to be the face of the Purefoods franchise and Marc Pingris was the team's heart and soul. Now, Ping is all of that and then some.   Taken just moments before the Beermen completed a Philippine Cup hat trick to capture the Perpetual trophy. This San Miguel team is a special group.   Chito Narvasa's highly-controversial term as PBA Commissioner ended this year. However, perhaps his most controversial move was approving the much-maligned Kia-San Miguel trade for the no. 1 pick of the 2017 Draft. This was from the press conference that triggered the PBA Board impasse. Overall just not a good look. It was impactful, but not good.   He might be slowing down a little bit but Jayson Castro is still a force to be reckoned with. The Blur might just get to a new gear in 2018. Watch out.   He finally beat his inner demons and Mac Cardona found his way back in the PBA this year. Welcome back, Captain Hook.   Kiefer Ravena was ready for the PBA two years ago. Two games into his first pro season, the Phenom is already proving his worth. This was his first PBA dunk. There should be more to come.   Nash Racela is one brave soul. He spent the entire season trying to beat San Miguel teams in order to win a title for TNT. The KaTropa didn't end up winning anything but coach Nash sure got into the skin of the SMC teams. Here he is trying to plead for a foul because officials are supposedly favoring Ginebra. While that's not proven, if 2017 was any indication, 2018 should be even more fun for coach Nash and the San Miguel teams.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

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Longtime friends James, Wade prepare for last meeting as opponents

By Shaun Powell, NBA.com LOS ANGELES — Friendships are never formed totally by choice, because fate demands a say-so in the process by creating the time and the place and in the curious case of LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, the basketball court. It was in Chicago, June of 2003, site of the NBA’s annual draft combine, the meet market for young players gathered to someday change the game, when Wade and LeBron had each other at wassup. In some ways, it was an unlikely pairing: Teenaged phenom from Akron, Ohio, fresh from the cover of Sports Illustrated and the high school prom who already had a national following; and an overlooked underdog from the Chicago suburbs who only became an acquired basketball taste weeks earlier after a searing run through the NCAA tournament. That day, Wade and LeBron went through the checkup lines for height and weight, vertical leap and whatever else the combines put rookies through and then during a break came the only measurement that counted, when one future Hall of Famer sized up the other. LeBron said: “Some things you can’t explain. Sometimes it’s just chemistry.” Wade said: “When you’re young and coming into the league, you find guys you have something in common with, then you continue to link and that’s what we did. It’s organic how we built this friendship.” Some 15 years later, the bond will endure, likely forever. The basketball part, however, ends Monday night (Tuesday, PHL time) after the game when Wade, who’s calling it a career after this season, peels off his sweat-soaked Heat jersey and swaps it for a Laker top belonging to LeBron. It might qualify as the best trade of the NBA season, or at least the most emotional. "It's sweet and sour,” said LeBron, anticipating the moment at Staples Center. “The sweet part about it is I've always loved being on the same floor with my brother. And the sour part about it is that this is our last time sharing the same court.” Brother? How many folks with different blood can call each other that? True friendship is answering the phone at 3 a.m. instead of letting it ring, and reaching for the tab with longer arms, and above all, becoming a mattress when the other guy falls. Those tests were aced throughout the LeBron-Wade bromance that stretched through two Olympic teams, four years in Miami, two NBA championships and even 46 games in Cleveland together but of course was always put on hold whenever they were on opposite benches. This is best placed into proper context by Gabrielle Union, the actress and wife of Wade, who says ever so delicately about her husband in those friend vs. friend moments: “He wants to kill him. Drop three-balls on him.” Perhaps so, because as Wade says, “you always want to beat your best friend,” yet their competitive spirit is confined within the baselines and between the jump ball and buzzer. Then the teasing and bragging rights begin by text or call, almost instantly. This arrangement irked the old-school basketball culture, long cringing at the chummy ways of a new generation, believing that most if not all interaction should cease until the offseason, or even better, when careers are done. Wade and LeBron then turned up the volume on that subject when they linked up as teammates with the Heat in 2010, angering the purists and creating, at least initially, a team to be despised as well as respected. Not that Wade and LeBron regret that experience at all, or the noise that followed; this was, as Union observed, “far bigger than basketball.” The chance to be neighbors and watch their kids grow up together and celebrate championships on South Beach until well past sunrise was a priceless part of the bonding process, something neither will be able to duplicate as they begin a new phase of their relationship. The chance to let their hair down (well, Wade anyway) and loosen up, away from the crowds and the media, is something they could keep to themselves. Although: Mrs.Wade spilled a few friendship secrets the other day, with an ohmigod and a roll of the eyes. “They laugh a lot,” she said. “LeBron is silly. Dwyane is silly. They’re silly and goofy together. When they’re around each other it’s like a never-ending sleepover. That’s what it feels like when you’re in their orbit. They have an unspoken language and jokes and it’s like a show and everyone’s watching.” It helped that, in addition to being in the same sport, both LeBron and Wade became all-time greats, because like-minded and like-talented people tend to magnetize. It was LeBron who collected MVP awards and a huge social media flock at first, then Wade followed up by winning a championship first, and this created a mutual respect for each other’s abilities. It also allowed them to walk through the same exclusive doors together, for example, making a pair of Olympic teams and a batch of All-Star Games, therefore putting them in close company even before the Heat experience. From those moments, a relationship tightened. And when life threw airballs in their direction, one was there to help the other. “When I was going through the custody of my kids and that battle, he was someone I talked to constantly and told him what I was going through,” said Wade. “And vice versa, when he was going through things family-wise, I could talk to him and try to relate. You lean on guys who have similar stories and have gone through similar things in their lives to help with advice or just be there to listen.” Curiously, one of their few awkward moments happened when they became teammates in Miami initially. The transition, Wade admitted, was friction-free but not totally smooth. Superstars have egos. Adjustments were needed and were done and this was made possible by LeBron’s game, which is built on unselfish play. “It would’ve been easier if we went to a neutral site,” Wade said. “But because he came to Miami, it was my team before he got there. It was a little hard because of that, but once we got through the first year it was easy. He can play with anybody. He can go out and score or he can get 17 points and 20 assists. He knows if a guy hasn’t shot the ball in a while and how to get him going.” Their on-court chemistry was astonishing to witness at times, the best entertainment in basketball back then. They knew each other’s tendencies, spots on the floor and how to mesh. How many times did Wade toss a lob to a streaking LeBron for a dunk, or vice-versa? Along with Chris Bosh, this was one of the most productive link-ups in NBA history. Four years and four trips to the NBA Finals don’t lie. And true friendship is following your pal to Cleveland in winter, as Wade did last year in an awkward attempt to re-create the past. To this, Wade shook his head and laughed: “Yeah, yeah, you right about that.” While Wade is putting a bow on this retirement season, he marvels at his friend’s staying power and salutes LeBron’s decision to sign up with the Lakers and take on Los Angeles. “I think it’s great, something he wanted to do,” Wade said. “For a player to be able to map out his career the way he has been able to do, he’s doing it his way. This is the way he wanted, to end it here in L.A., on and off the court. His career is not over, but this is the last layer of his career.” And LeBron, reflecting on Wade’s NBA imprint, said: “D-Wade has definitely had a helluva career, obviously. A first-ballot Hall of Famer, a three-time champion and so on and so on. I mean, it speaks for itself. But what he's done for that franchise and what he's done for that community since he's been drafted has been a pretty good story.” This is curious timing, how the NBA schedule has Wade making his last trip to Los Angeles and against LeBron not long after Wade and Union, who have a home in L.A., recently welcomed a newborn daughter. The families spent Sunday (Monday, PHL time) together at the baby shower, then the farewell game tips 24 hours later. Union calls it the “end of a basketball brotherhood but the beginning of a real friendship with basketball gone” and Wade agrees. “When we first came into the league people couldn’t understand how we could be friends during the season," Wade said. "When I was in Cleveland for a game I’d go to his house the night before, we’d go to the movies and hang out and then we’d go at each other in the game. We’d laugh about that. We enjoy having a different relationship than what was done before us, but then going out and playing against him, I’d always want to whup his you-know-what. And vice versa. Just the times we shared. The moments when it’s not all been great, but to be able to have somebody to talk to and run things by. A lot of people don’t have a LeBron James to call up and say, 'Hey, I’m thinking about this, what do you think about it?’ That’s special.” What will also be special Monday night (Tuesday, PHL time) is when Wade, as has been his routine after every game this season, swaps jerseys with an opposing player; this will be the 1,001st game of Wade’s dwindling NBA career. “Obviously this is something I wanted to do in my last year,” Wade said. “But of all the players in the league, LeBron is one of my closest friends so this one will mean a little more, because of the paths that we both went down as competitors against each other and as teammates. We’ll be linked together forever.” And what might be said between friends and competitors caught up in that moment? Wade offers this: “We’ll look at each other and say, 'Yo, this is it.’ It’s crazy that it happened so fast. We remember the night we got drafted like yesterday. But it comes fast. Just an ending of a chapter in both of our lives.” Veteran NBA writer Shaun Powell has worked for newspapers and other publications for more than 25 years. You can e-mail him here or follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 10th, 2018

Bamboo-hay!

The Design Center of the Philippines provided guests with a one-of-a-kind experience during the guided tour of special settings at Manila FAME, the country’s premier design and lifestyle event. Under a bamboo forest canopy inspired by the concept of forest bathing, Design Center’s special setting showcased two innovation projects — Bamboo 360 and Bamboo Extreme […].....»»

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Kai on missed dunk over Majok: 'Sayang konti na lang'

Despite playing only about six minutes against Lebanon, Kai Sotto sure tried to make the most out of his limited action. In the third period of Gilas Pilipinas' practice game against the Lebanese Sunday, 16-year-old Kai tried to dunk on 6'10" Ater Majok. Sotto's two-hand power slam ultimately missed as he was challenged up top and fouled by Majok. The Ateneo high school star got a high five from the Lebanese powerhouse afterwards and made two free throws before he was subbed out. Majok liked what he saw on Kai on even offered some advice on Sotto on how to improve and play international basketball. "He reminds me of a young me," Majok said on Kai. "When I saw him come out, he was little bit nervous so I told him to relax and enjoy the game and I have him a couple of tips. Because skinny guys they tend to get banged around so I showed him a couple of tims where he's more in control of what's going on," he added. As for Sotto's brave attempt to put him on a poster, Majok was cool about it. When reminded that Kai is still only in high school, Lebanon's anchor in the middle was all the more impressed. "He got a little foul, I gave it to him. You know, he's got a bright future," Majok said. "I knew he was young but I didn't know he's in high school. He's gonna be something special. The Philippines has a bright talent ahead of them," he added. Sotto was happy to play against a center the caliber of Majok, saying he's thrilled about the fact that Majok has good words on him. The two had the chance to have a little chat after the game. "Malaking bagay sakin yun kasi natuwa siya," Kai said. "Habang naglalaro kami sinasabihan niya ako na easy lang ako. Kasi alam ng lahat siya gumagawa sa team, so as much as possible, di naman ako star ng team natin, ginagawa ko lahat para ma-stop siya. Binaback-stop ko siya, tinutulak ko siya. Sabi niya: hey easy young fella," he added. As for his dunk attempt on Majok, Kai rues a missed opportunity. "Sabi niya, 'that was a good one!' Sayang konti na lang madadakdakan ko na siya," Sotto said.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

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Lighting up Christmas: Nuvali opens Disney-themed Field of Lights | Inquirer Lifestyle

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More video platforms beyond YouTube now covered by Smart data packages

MANILA, Philippines – PLDT announced several new service packages and promos for their consumer broadband segement, and reiterated their Google WiFi fiber plan originally announced in June. For mobile users, Smart has a revised "Video Every Day" promo, in which any subscription to a GigaSurf data package will come with 1 ........»»

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PBA: Compton absolutely thrilled after finally getting one over SMB in playoffs

June Mar Fajardo is the ultimate game changer. The reigning four-time league MVP is a great influence in game results and Alaska head coach Alex Compton is very much aware of that even after his Aces just ended San Miguel's season following a win in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup quarterfinals Wednesday. Alaska dominated the Beermen on their way to the semifinals but Compton says that things would have been different if June Mar was operating in full capacity. Dealing with a shin injury all conference long, the Alaska game was only Fajardo's third appearance in the Governors' Cup. June Mar is still obviously not 100 percent and it showed, playing only 22 minutes in the loss and scoring six points. "I think the most dominant force in the league matters," Compton said of June Mar. "He didn't play most of this conference and he's just getting his groove back. June Mar changes everything. It's not an accident that he got four straight MVPs, the kid is special," he added. Still, Compton can't hide the fact that Alaska finally beating San Miguel in the playoffs means something. Since 2015, the Beermen have dominated Alaska in the playoffs. Half of San Miguel's six championships in that span came at the expense of the Aces. In the 2018 Commissioner's Cup semifinals, San Miguel also ended Alaska's campaign. However, Compton is not naive and he acknowledges that the Beermen's greatest weapon was not fully functional in this series win for the Aces. "Am I happy that we beat San Miguel? Absolutely. I'm ecstatic, thrilled," Compton said. "Do I also recognize that our whole league has a problem because Christian [Standhardinger] is great? And June Mar is legendary? Ibang usapan siguro kung 5'10" sila pareho. Medyo malaking mama yung dalawa eh," he added.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

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Why online shopping is booming in the Philippines

A study on social media conversations on shopping during the Christmas season has revealed Filipinos’ growing interest in online shopping in recent years. Social media monitoring and intelligence firm Meltwater found in a recent study that the Philippines provided 30 percent of the social media buzz on online shopping in the Christmas season and special […] The post Why online shopping is booming in the Philippines appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

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Typhoon Rosita: Free overnight parking at Megaworld malls on October 30

Please refresh this page for updates. MANILA, Philippines – Megaworld Lifestyle Malls will waive overnight parking fees on Tuesday, October 30, for those who might be affected by rains and flood that Typhoon Rosita (Yutu) is expected to bring. As of 5 pm Monday , October 29, more areas were placed under Signal No. 3, as Typhoon Rosita continued ........»»

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