Iran’s Hadadi bags FIBA Asia MVP; PH’s Castro in mythical five


Hamed HADADI (left) and SOHRABNEJAD Hamed

MANILA, Philippines — Towering center Hamed Hadadi fittingly was adjudged the most valuable player of the 27th FIBA Asia men’s championships after carrying Iran on an undefeated run to the gold medal.

Hadadi capped his tournament-long domination with 29 points and 16 rebounds on Sunday as the Iranians reclaimed their spot at the top of Asian basketball with an 85-71 victory over the Philippines in the finale.

Iranian forward Oshin Sahakian, who added 12 points and 11 boards in the win, meanwhile, joined Hadadi in the tournament’s mythical five.

Philippines’ lightning quick guard Jayson Castro also earned his spot as the competition’s best point guard, while South Korea’s marksman Kim Mingoo and Chinese-Taipei’s small forward Lin Chih-Chieh completed the top five.

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  • Gloria_Wheelchairroyo

    Dalawang beses lang nanood si Binay ng games pero parehas tayong talo sa Taiwan at Iran. Kung may tunay na malas si Binay na yon. Kulay pa lang kase masama na dating.

  • Sober_One

    I thought that if we have Marcus Douthit in the court, the complexion of the game would be different.
    On the other hand, even without him, the game could have been very close had our perimeter shooting worked well. But no, we had very poor conversion of our field goals and three point shots – one of the worst FG performance of our team in the tournament.
    But I still give credit to the fighting heart of our team. The Gilas team may have performed badly against a formidable defending champion team, but they really won the hearts of our people.
    To stay competive in the World Basketball championships, I believe we need to build our big men to man the shaded lane and fighting against the likes of Haddadi.
    Until then, I am looking forward seeing our Gilas team becoming the darling of the crowd in Spain in 2014.

  • choloman_1973

    gilas did a heck of a job…they fought with pure heart despite the towering Iranians who outrebound them but still they deserve the silver medals…we need big men who can shoot perimeters in Spain! go GIlas Pilipinas…

  • LessGrease

    Pag nasa kamay ni Haddadi ang bola parang sure points na. Grabe, kahit tatlong players nag babantay sa kanya mahirap parin abutin yung bola.

  • RedvD

    Agree with all the selections except for the Iranian power forward. I would’ve awarded that to Pingris (hehe love your own!)

  • verconti

    it was a poor decision by coach chot not teaming up Aguilar and Junmar to push Hadadi outside the paint… It was all Hadadi Gilas has to stop..

    • nonoynet

      disagree. Junmar was giving unnecessary fouls…and Iran bigs were great FT shooters. Aguilar couldnt push Hadadi, hes too big

      • verconti

        What unnecessary fouls do you mean? junmar has only 1 foul entering the 4th qtr.. Gilas was overwhelmed inside the paint, the Iranian’s offensive put backs paid the bill.. IMO we could have atleast limited their offensive board by putting Junmar and Japet together and make it hard for the Iranian inside.

      • oh_noh

        are you kidding? junmar was completely lost and out-of-sync!!!

        when gilas trimmed the lead into a single digit, junmar came in and immediately committed an offensive foul away from the ball with the gilas on the attack!!!

        not putting him down dahil dala na rin yan ng kulang na playing time kaya nawala yung kumpyansa ng tao.

        but hopefully, he can improve from this wonderful gilas experience.

      • verconti

        u are getting out of the topic bro.. what i was suggesting is that chot should have teamed up junman and japet to double hadadi inside the paint.. committing fouls is normal especially in intense chamionship game, some are pure acting plays which fooled the refs.

      • oh_noh

        bro, tanggapin mo na lang muna na sisiw pa yung alaga mo sa international tournament, ok?

      • verconti

        haha sisiw na sa sisiw.. hindi mo naman kasi nakuha yong punto prekoy.. kung ano lng meron tayo at that time na nilalaro ang championship.. alangan naman ipasok naten si thoss? mag analyze ka rin pa minsan2 ha tas samahan mo nang kape to make yong analytical skills sharp..

      • oh_noh

        alam mo naman palang wala si thoss bakit mo pa ipapasok?

        tsaka, kung di mo rin lang alam ang ibig sabihin ng OUT-OF-SYNC, wag ka nang humirit, ok? :P

        para mas maintindihan mo pa ang sinasabi ko, maglaro ka rin ng totoong basketball pag may time – wag yung puro ka lang satsat :-)

      • verconti

        lang jo ikaw ata di nag lalaro eh.. may pa out-of-sinc ka pa nang nalalaman.. dahil lng dun sa offensive foul na sinasabi mo..
        ikaw alam mo ba ibig sabihin ng extraordinarily hilarious… ikaw yun! haha
        bopols na to kaya nga iteteam up xa kay japet para sa depensa…
        cge na panalo ka na…ikaw na..

      • oh_noh

        hindi ka naman pala nanood… o, nanood ka nga pero wala ka naman palang alam sa basketball :-P

        ipapaliwanag ko sayo ang ibig sabihin ng OUT-OF-SYNC (yung spelling nga pala ng SYNC ay “Y” hindi SINC with “I”):

        1. naiiwan ng binabantayan (mas bagal pa kumilos kesa kay hadadi)
        2. hindi alam kung saan pupwesto sa opensa at depensa

        hahaha… ako na!!!!

      • verconti

        at talagang bopols ka kasi sini single-out mo si Junmar when my point is to team him up with Japet.. sa opensa pwede xa mahuli pero sa sa depensa hindi kasi hindi naman to 100m dash na puru takbuhan.. puru ka lng laro ng NBA sa computer mo, try mo rin sumali sa liga, mag umpisa ka sa mini mosquito.. ok?tnx

      • oh_noh

        kasi ganito nga yan…

        nevermind, wala ka nga palang alam sa basketball :-P

      • verconti

        oh cge na bili ka na bola.. pero sa sala ka muna mag aral mag dribble kakahiya naman kasi late bloomer ka.. pero magandang ehersisyo yan…

      • Dadi Jordy

        Tingin ko bro hindi uubra ang double team sa Iran. Mawawasak ang depensa ng Pinas sa lalo na kung man-to-man sila. Like Koreans, Iranians rotate a lot and Haddadi is a good passer. Dapat nasa unahan ni Haddadi yung dedepensa sa kanya kapag naglolow-post ang Iran para hindi siya mapasahan. In the first place hindi mo na kailangan magdouble team kung HINDI mapapasahan si Haddadi sa paint.

      • verconti

        may sinabi ba ako jan na idodobol team si HADADDI na wala sa kanya ang bola? u should understand that Japet is a fast and agile forward, he can help in crowding Hadadi inside the paint and he can also sprint outside if needed( When Hadadi passes the ball to shooters).. That is no problem with Japet.. Now if you have watched the game, u should have observed that it was RDO, pingris, and Japet who crowded hadadi inside the paint.. I will give u a simple analogy, try to remove pingris and replace him with Junmar.. Do we have a better defense? that is for you to answer..

  • Weder-Weder Lang

    There’s no doubt that our Gilas boys did their best. Our Gilas boys gave the towering Iranians one helluva a hurdle before letting them win their Persian gold. What our Gilas boys didn’t have in height, they more than made up for in fighting spirit of the heart. Our Gilas boys were clearly outsized and outreached but they were not willing to throw in the towel nor lower the bar for themselves nor move the goalpost closer. Things however took a different turn when PNoy and his sister showed up for the game. PNoy’s very presence alone constantly gnawed at the spirit of our Gilas boys to settle for mediocrity. PNoy’s very presence alone constantly reminded our Gilas boys that honest hardwork is an exercise in futility in this country. Things got even worse when Ballsy made her presence felt by jumping up and down reminding our Gilas boys on court that cheating and extortion are the tried and tested routes to success. And that’s what ultimately broke the spirit of our Gilas boys — to see our nation led by a lifelong underachiever and chronic loser of a president, to see our national coffers raided by corrupt relatives surrounding the president. And that’s the inner devil that has bedeviled this nation for so long and held it back from becoming a champion in its own right.

    • jorgii0550

      You need to get your head out of your arse….you actually need some oxygen to get that brain of yours working.

      • Weder-Weder Lang


      • leubas


    • pangilenio

      i agree in the 1st part of your comment…pero huwag na sanang idamay ang Gilas boys sa pagkadismaya mo sa presidente…these guys worked so hard and i’m sure they are not into politics..
      go Gilas…go Pilipinas!

      • Twister12

        what 2 expect with that guy.kahit yata pagkapanganak nya isisisi sa presidente heh he

      • Weder-Weder Lang

        Thank you pangilenio. Politics has a way of affecting sports as we have seen the way Peping Cojuangco mishandled POC. Oops, another one of PNoy’s relatives.

      • Tanga ako_ MAGDUSA KAYO

        whatever the subject is, anytime you can push your political agenda, just to hate this president… i think , you were raised by your family to be hateful… you’re so pathetic, really!!!

      • Weder-Weder Lang

        On the contrary, Cory died a long painful cancerous death. That’s because she filled her life with too much hatred against her perceived enemies. Since she came from a Chinese family, I am not surprised at all that she was brought up never to forget and never to forgive. When Cory finally died, she brought her hatred with her to her grave. Sayang, it could have been a life well spent. But she spent it all on hatred.

    • Sober_One

      Weder, based on what I learned in college on the subject of the art of argumentation and debate, your piece is “non sequitur.”

      • Weder-Weder Lang

        That’s because your brain is inconsequential. You can’t think, therefore you can’t argue.

      • Sober_One

        Hahaha! Now, you are resorting to “argumentum ad hominem.”
        I now rest my case…

      • leubas

        Gloria ikaw ba yan?

    • verconti

      tanong lang… sa dami ng fans mapapansin kaya ng gilas si Ballsy?

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