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FBC Players To Watch

FBC Melvin Galindo

Ralph Melvin Galindo, 28, have started all of the company’s game, the  Reed Elsevier CSO Basketball team. The lefty shooting guard patterned his game after the Washington Wizard’s point guard The Agent Zero Gilbert Arenas.

Let’s see more the Agent Zero version of the Friday Basketball Club in the first tournament opening soon!

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Doods Barnes Profile

Doods Barnes, 18 years old , is a native of Pampanga, Philippines  and a member of the Far Eastern University Senior High Team that won the Championship in the recently concluded FEU Strandmurals where he average 12 PpG; 6 RpG; 3 ApG. He is a Paul George fanatic but plays like Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors.

Let’s see more of the KD version of the club when he lace up in the forthcoming games of the Friday Basketball Club soon!

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Australia-Philippines FIBA Verdict

Oh boy, the father just handed its verdict. The drama and violence has now taken a back seat as the FIBA officials from Switzerland handed down the result of their own investigation. Violence has no place nor included in the game of basketball contrasting the way it is being played, a lot contacts and denials. Height against heft, speed versus wall of wide bodied players. A lot has been been change and most have made change into their programs and representations from acquisition of foreign born players to beefed up the rosters and widened the chance to make it in the elusive Olympic dream. Then the introduction of what they call “Home and Away” where the games are played into one team’s home-court and the other to the opponents court and of course to make it economically viable FIBA made some major changes in terms of bracketing that pitches those teams against other opponents they’ve never used to play before. And the results was overwhelming.

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Many are shocked with the outcome and heavy penalties imposed upon those the FIBA body thinks have made it worst. Will those stiff fines guarantees that such fracas will not happen again in the future with other teams?

I suggest FIBA officials go back to the drawing board and map-out again where and what in particular that needs attention to detail in terms of handling a cross-country competition. Is it still effective bringing in referees from other countries where basketball is not that popular or in the infancy period? Did the site inspection of the proposed venues really meet the prescribed standards with respect to security, safety of the players and its committee? Finally, does the home and away thing really bring in the planned higher competition level or will just boost the ego’s of those team that still trapped under the sheets of racial discrimination. While every country wanted to promote camaraderie and boundless love for the sports, it’s undeniable that racism still exists in the halls of sports venues, and even in workplaces. It’s high time that a psychological exams be given in every participating members of FIBA sanctioned tournament.

 

Everyone has their own opinion, some are biased while some are fair. – Paquito

Le Bron James, The Greatest Of All Time once He Retire.. Agree?

The debate halls are once again very much alive with the current basketball generation of greats and iconic player to ever play the game. There was an article where a Basketball Hall of Fame awardee said “a debate is constantly raise as to who is a better player, pitting greats of different era and of different class.. for me, It is how a player reacts to the social pressures attached to the game and not the way he play and accomplished things out there… ” And if we are to gauge the way team owners, managers and players opinion with the same question disregarding the era, generation or time of existence, it seems most of us will agree that the kid from Akron, Ohio stand tall among the rest with the way teams are going after his services with one mission at hand which is to regain the popularity of their team.

For the first time the All Star Game were reformat to instill a little “competition” and excitement for the fans around the world, stimulated our thoughts who the real and top of his class is…. and that is Le Bron James.

And the excitement continues as a billboard boldly entices the King to join the “Trust Process” team in order for them to “Complete the Process”.

My question is this, there is no doubt that the super power forward Le Bron James is the fastest, talented, high game IQ and the most to create mismatch in the position to ever play the game. He can trust his agility if wants to and many have proven it by winning several championships. With the free agency looming from the horizon, whichever team Le Bron James choose to be with is bound to win a championship, agree? And not until another bigger, faster and brighter player arrives the door of any NBA team… Le Bron James will hold for a time the acronym the GOAT regardless of generation, era or time.

Hey basketball fans, do you like the what you’ve read… then send me your thoughts and opinion even if you are a fan or not of Le Bron James but a die hard fan of the game! See you..

Let me share to you one of the most strongest quote from one of the best in basketball.

I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. 

Michael Jordan – Chicago Bulls

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Rejected or Ejected

Any referee must see the whole thing with impartiality, without any vested interest and must maintain that unbiased judgement all throughout the prescribed time in the determination of results. A lot must be in different fence or ideologies when it comes to the recent debacles the referees were in for the NBA current season games but this time it involves the superstars in their own will… from Carmelo Anthony to Kevin Durant. Some labeled it as nasty while for the others they’ve opined it as just and deserving. Whilst we forgot that the 11th, 12th and 13th man on the floor presence were duly recognized by both teams and the fans were all but there to witness the game.

Some have expressed their disappointment through their social media accounts, given their status in the league as role models and risking the multi million dollar endorsement contract they have. Then this meant real issue they got to face if they want the fans to stay in those pricey bleachers aight…

The fans are there to witness high intense and close game as possible as they can and when the assigned arbiter take things into their hands the outcome not only displeases the fans but the main act themselves.. the players.

For the meantime, congratulations to the new UAAP Season 80 Basketball champion the Ateneo De Manila University Blue Eagles who dethroned the De La Salle University Green Archers in the final score of 88 – 86, where both teams have high respect to the officiating all throughout the game. Nice game.

Go by the rules no more no less. – Paquito

KIA – SMB Trade

It’s not that simple but an overly complicated basic decision only the team management knew of… right from the very start with respect to their rebuilding strategy and in keeping the organization’s mission to exist with the powerhouse in the league.

Decision…, simple or not is the very start of a new beginning. – Paquito

 

Drive By Dunk Challenge

Here’s one of the craziest fads on the planet now! Do you find it entertaining or whatever you may wanna call it but for those whose rims, basketball goal’s that were broken just bring the tapes to them and let them pay for the repair and challenge them 1 on 1 for the love of the game.

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Have you heard of the drive by dunk challenge? You probably have, it’s kinda a big deal right now. If you aren’t aware of what it is, let me summarize it for you. The drive by dunk challenge is basically in the title. You drive around until you find somebody’s basketball hoop you can dunk on, and then you dunk it and then drive off. It seems pretty stupid right? Well, it is, but it’s also very entertaining. Especially when people fail and the whole thing is caught on tape.

Here is a clip of some drive by dunks gone wrong…

If you ever walk outside and see that your basketball hoop is shattered, or hanging by a thread, then look no further than a failed drive by dunk! Hope you enjoyed!

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NBA FINALS 2017- Best Opinion from a Fan, What’s Your’s Buddy?

Here is one of the best opinion from a legit NBA fan from the Philippines who shares his observation in technical and historical way on how the story of the NBA 2017 Finals will about to unfold. Live Score while writing this article is 29-18 in favor of Cleveland Cavaliers after a trey from KD with 4:44 to go in the First Quarter.  Your Comments and suggestions please.

The Golden State Warriors will be the new NBA champs a few minutes from now, IF they’d be able to close out game 4 in the Cleveland Cavalier’s home-court. Yes, they have literally toyed with the Cavs for the past 3 games, even when the 2 best players of Cavs in Lebron & Kyrie,  gave the best they could in game 3  (I gave everything I had. LBJ) , Cavs almost win,… almost.

GSW should be able to close out the series today, IF the ghosts of the past won’t hunt them, what ghosts were talking here? KD with OKC last year up 3-1 against GSW, lost to Curry and the Warriors. GSW (73-9), up 3-1 vs Cavs, failed to close out, and…

I’m sure everyone still remembers what happened next. Lebron , Kyrie ,Love & the Cavs will be part of history IF GSW is bent on closing out the finals today (GSW 16-0) , its just that they’d be on the negative side of that story. But if , Cavs would be able to win this one at home after giving it all that they could, its win or go home for them, we might be in for another great comeback from LBJ, who’s visited the Philippines, where basketball is treated like the national sport, and where everyone knows that never say die spirit from the Big J, who knows?

LBJ might actually be a fan of the Big J too.

Chris Emerenciana Santiago, ANZ , Philippines

The opinion were shared by an avid fan of the NBA, he plays Point in his Office Basketball League comprised of BPO’s. And shares the ball and his two cents opinion in every great basketball match-up.

Respect is the best anchorage of any success! – Paquito

 

NBA Finals ; Cavs Must Win All Games! Do You Still Believe They Can ? Read it Here

All I was looking at is the bottom of the net and I’ve been working on that shot my whole life…. For that one to go was liberating.” Kevin Durant said during a post game interview that saw his new team the Golden State Warriors one win away to the Championship podium.

Will you give up when the going get’s tough and the chance to do it become tougher than it should’ve use to be? This is the very nature of challenging situation that multi-awarded basketball MVP LeBron James and his teammates are now facing.  No more room left for excuses, no more space for error and no fraction of a seconds is worth left unused for every time they play the opponent who are determined to dethroned them in four chances resume the best of seven series at the Cavaliers home court, the Quicken Loans Arena in Ohio USA.

Will Lebron and the Cavaliers be Able to Equalize? Here are my Suggestions!

The ball is round as expected from those die hard fans (DefendTheLand) who still believes that the team has also four chances to still win it and that it’s just made the series more excited but realistically complicated if not frustratingly difficult, if only they could’ve been able to turn back the hands of time and put on the correct plays and defensive stops.

Let me put it this way, the defending champs have all four chances to win it game after game till the last seventh of the series while the Golden State Warriors have the same number of chance to close it game after every game and the same amount of literal energy, intensity and intelligent way to win it and close the best of seven series of the National Basketball Association 2017 Finals and return back the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy to the Bay Area.  Your comments are highly valuable to the NBA fans.

-photos credit to the warriors Instagram account.***

One game at a time, both believers battle-cry coming from different ends to start. – Paquito