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Kevin Love withdraws from Team USA

In this April 4, 2014, file photo, Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love (42) works the ball as Miami Heat center Chris Bosh (1) defends during an NBA basketball game in Miami, Friday, April 4, 2014. A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that the Timberwolves and Golden State Warriors have restarted trade talks for All-Star forward Kevin Love. AP

Kevin Love still doesn’t know where he will play next season, his NBA future hanging in the air while a seldom-used league rule complicates a potential trade to Cleveland.

Posted: July 27th, 2014 in Basketball,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

NBA-Gilas fiasco: Curing an outrage

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BUBOY Sebreros wants to find a way to properly assuage the disappointment of three schoolboy friends from Don Bosco-Mandaluyong who learned that the dream tuneup game between Gilas Pilipinas and a select group of NBA stars would not be played—but only when they had already settled on their ringside seats at Smart Araneta Coliseum last Tuesday.

Posted: July 27th, 2014 in Bare Eye,Commentary,Featured Columns | Read More »

NBA: Lakers mum on report Scott offered coaching job

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The Los Angeles Lakers Friday declined to comment on reports they had offered Byron Scott their head coaching job. Scott won three NBA titles as the Lakers’ starting shooting guard in the 1980s. He played in the NBA for 14 seasons, including 11 with the Lakers.

Posted: July 26th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

NBA star Brandon Jennings visits Under Armour in BGC, talks about Gilas

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July 23 was no ordinary day for shoppers at the Under Armour store in Taguig as it was no less than the brand’s NBA player ambassador, Brandon Jennings, who personally dropped by the shop to greet fans.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

Lin excited to join Lakers

NBA Los Angeles Lakers player Jeremy Lin waves as he arrives at a media event in Taipei, Taiwan, Friday, July 18, 2014. Lin is in Taiwan to host basketball clinics and media events from July 18-25. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

Jeremy Lin said Thursday he’s looking to establish himself with the Los Angeles Lakers, but he won’t be trying to recreate “Linsanity” on the West Coast.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

Cavs ink top draft pick Wiggins

Andrew Wiggins of the Cleveland Cavaliers prepares to take a free throw against the Milwaukee Bucks in an NBA summer league basketball Friday, July 11, 2014, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

The Cleveland Cavaliers signed top NBA draft pick Andrew Wiggins to a contract on Thursday, a move that means they won’t be able to trade the talented teen for at least 30 days.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

Lessons from a game that was never played

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Crisis communication advisers will tell you that when an organization or individual is in a public dilemma, it is primarily a perception issue.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Commentary,One Game at a Time | Read More »

Last Home Stand refund process announced

Last Home Stand Refund Process

Two days after the cancellation of the highly-anticipated Gilas Last Home Stand exhibition, the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) continues to accommodate refunds from ticket holders.

Posted: July 24th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,PBA | Read More »

LeBron sends cupcakes to neighbors to apologize for ruckus on return to Cleveland

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Basketball superstar LeBron James has sent cupcakes to his neighbors to apologize for the ruckus caused by the announcement of his Ohio homecoming earlier this month.

Posted: July 24th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

PLDT refunds tickets; MVP apologizes

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IS IT A BIRD? IS IT A PLANE?  A member of the NBA entourage performs Tuesday night a high-flying slam dunk at Smart Araneta Coliseum using a trampoline to try to pacify the disappointed crowd that expects a game between the NBA stars and Gilas Pilipinas.  AUGUST DE LA CRUZ

Telecommunications giant Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT) on Wednesday began the process of refunding disgruntled ticket holders after the highly anticipated game between a group of National Basketball Association (NBA) stars and the Gilas Pilipinas national team was reduced to an awkward exhibition of drills on Tuesday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Posted: July 24th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

Cavaliers gain salary room for possible Kevin Love deal

Kevin Love. NOY MORCOSO/INQUIRER.net

A salary-dumping deal Tuesday by the Cleveland Cavaliers could help the new NBA team of superstar LeBron James swing a deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves for star center Kevin Love.

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

Home Stand promoters failed to meet our requirements, says NBA

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Tyson Chandler ,James Harden and Coach Lucas of the NBA watch as #  60 - Gabriel Hatton w/ #55- Kyle Villamor and #63 - Kenneth Kadabi, the three kids  from Tacloban city, one of the hardest hit by Typhoon Yolanda during the NBA Clinic held at the Smart Araneta. AUGUST DELA CRUZ

After the uproar over the cancellation of the basketball game of the Smart-Gilas Pilipinas against the National Basketball Association stars, the premier basketball league in the world broke its silence and blasted the promoters of the Gilas Last Home Stand for failing to meet the NBA requirements.

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

NBA stars help banish ‘Yolanda’ memory

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NBA CLINIC  James Harden and coach John Lucas watch as Gabriel Hatton (No. 60) shoots the ball during the NBA clinic at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City on Tuesday.  AUGUST DE LA CRUZ

Sometimes, reality can far exceed even the wildest dreams. This was proven true by three elementary school children left severely traumatized by Super Typhoon “Yolanda” last year—they received a much-needed boost on Tuesday when they got to play with National Basketball Association players, led by NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard of the champion San Antonio Spurs.

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

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