Category Archives: #basketball

Why We Love Buzzer Beaters

As of this writing, the Cleveland Cavaliers have forced a winner take all game to be held in the Celtics home court at the Boston Garden after LeBron James epic 46 points performance witnessed by billions of NBA Basketball fans around the world.

Going back to the topic ….  LeBron James did it again! With 8 seconds in the regulation and the score tied at 103 – 103 he calmly sank what as basketball fans says is a Banco De Mayo… crossing the half court and right in front of the opponents bench who are all looking forward to another 5 minutes extra time to at least steal a game at the Quicken Loans Arena the Cavaliers Home court. So why we love to see buzzer beaters? Be it live or in the TV screens. And there’s another thing about buzzer beater, we love to watch it repeatedly! And the big question still lingers …. why?

Research says that it’s in everybody’s DNA.! The crave to witness electrifying performances and to perform it in front of millions of spectators is entirely the same when it comes to drive and enthusiasm to be in those situation.

To see it and to do it is entirely the same whoever you are! – Paquito

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FIBA WC 2023 – PHI-JAP-IND

“The Power of Three” and “Play It Louder Than Ever.”

The end of the year just painted the widest smile in every hoops fans in these three countries as  FIBA Central Board officially announced and formally endorsed it to the world. Excitement envelope our heart as we try to imagine things come 2023 ! that’s six full years and we collectively look at the line up of potential candidate to don the national colors from the ranks of junior to senior high varsity teams and the remaining strength of those young guns in the current team.

The announcement just fuel up the programs for basketball leagues, to find great talent, to train harder with a great length of time for preparation and gone is the reason of short training, jiving up, cohesion and whatever you may want to call it.

Were hoping that there’ll be no game of politics along the way but pure solid support for the team, the lack of long term program thinking must shelve and create a committee of professionals to attend to the rigors of preparation, programs, training’s, player selection, and others.

So who are your team for the coming 2023 FIBA World Cup ? Bear in mind that they should be able to withstand a long term commitment, sacrifices and dedication with one full goal and that is to win the coveted gold and eventually see our flag in the Olympics.

Name your team and lets start a very good conversation till the national team evolves into one of the most best formed team in the history of Philippines Basketball Team.

My first take is to have KAI SOTTO start training exclusively in the US under the trainer of Giannis Antetokounmpo ! – Paquito 

How a Sacrifice won a Championship

The Philippine Basketball Association’s Philippine Cup was won by the powerhouse San Miguel Beermen with 4-1 of the best of seven series. What was significant for this series are three things. The perpetual trophy, the runner up’s huge following with their never say die spirit and the back to back finals MVP, SMB point guard Chris Ross.

After receiving his MVP award from Cignal HD representatives, he was asked for some words for the PBA fans especially those rooting for San Miguel Beermen. He goes on to say that it was through great sacrifices of each fifteen members of the team that made it possible…to achieved two things… one in winning the championship trophy and next is why he won the MVP in a back to back fashion. And that everybody made the needed adjustment for him to be in a position to contribute more in scoring, share the ball more often and run the floor in a seamless offensive manner that made the team’s dynamism as a force to reckon with  and maximize their unique potentials both inside the paint and beyond the arc positions in beating the crowd favorite Ginebra San Miguel.

A team built around sacrifices has a greater chance of winning a championship.  – Paquito

Winning Basketball Games thru God’s Words

Quezon City, Philippines Wednesday October 26, 2016

Our beautiful country is a home of one of the most popular sports in the world, basketball. Most of the locals learned to play in some makeshift goal right in the middle of a busy streets, rough road alleys and even water submerged places you can find a set of board and a rim with plastic straws attached as it’s nets to give justice to the game. Summer leagues including school intrams, college basketball like the UAAP and the NCAA serves as the talent training and honing ground for those aspiring amateur and professional basketball players in the future. Not to be outdone are those who truly love the game that they  chose to play some pickup games in every hard court available in the land day and night.

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Rio Olympic Boxer Charly C. Suarez  said God is number 1 ! Shown here with Team Jesus

Every Wednesday evening the JCSGO Christian Ministries opens its basketball facilities to all ages who wanted to play the game with those regular members of the ministries. The evening were running its normal course when a very familiar man entered the court dressed to the occasion and did some little warm ups and exchanged high fives with every player inside the gym, Rio Olympian boxer Charly C. Suarez a native of Davao firstly said “I am also a fan of Jesus and servant of Christ!” and he unleashed his game to the delight of the crowd.

It was a very unforgettable experience for almost all of those who played the game as it is with greatest pride and honor to be on the same court with an Olympian who did shared his testimonies and heavenly experiences under the grace of God. He humbly spoke about his past struggles and challenges prior to making it to the Philippine Olympic Team. Every word he uttered significantly stresses the need to be humble and dedication of every work, practice, training and actual competition to the glory of God. the Olympian is a boxer by profession and preacher by the heart.

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The Blogger, Lawrence Aquino, Russel Yaya and Olympian Charly Suarez seen here with the very supportive  JCSGO Ministries Brother. 

Apart from this former Emilio Aguinaldo College Generals shooting guard NCAA mainstay Russel B. Yaya also participated in the game who is also a number one fan of God. We have completed three full 20 minutes games and by God’s grace added and improved our body stamina, endurance and skills within the bounds of sportsmanship.

“Seek Yee First the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness and All these things shall be Added Unto You” Matthew 6:33 – Charly Coronel Suarez

God never ceases to guide a man who dedicated his passion to the gift he received. – Paquito