Sports superstars are also human! They’re also prone to losing, frustrations and high uncontrolled emotions. Watching the 2018 World Cup being held in Russia have somehow produced mixed reactions from the soccer fans especially from those seeded country teams like Argentina, rich in sports culture of winning the perennial event since the inception of Copa Del Mundo. But other countries kept on trying to catch up, little by little they’re almost there and enough to stage an upset even to one of the strongest team with a superstar named Messi. Those so so teams have their eyes also in the podium, teams from Africa and Asia have the same desire of making it to medal finish and that makes the competition fiercer that the level of challenge have gone up to the decibels of thousand crowds watching in the stadium to the restaurants tv monitors and the internet providing links to all social media.
But we must never forget the true essence of the competition and that is to promote camaraderie amongst nation of the seven continent of the world. Goal!
While the word is watching the soccer game, rain or shine a goal must be achieve and that is Peace . – Paquito
An average person can process using a million neurons to think just an idea out of a simple glance. That’s the wonder of science. Humans were so intricately designed to process things out in a most satisfying of dissatisfying analogy. With that given how do we use it is the. It becomes an expectation we can bank in.
Speaking what you’ve thought will lead you to act with caution not knowing what it was. The element of surprises never leave us unfazed of what the whole truth means to us.
Still, the bold old stop, look and listen is our best tool not to be fool. – Paquito
“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
The score is tied at 99 all with a 3.23 seconds to go on the shot clock and fans are all on their feet in the 75,000+ capacity filled to to the rafters Philippine Arena and the while the world watch the most important last shot of a young, NBA aspiring local superstar Kobe Paras one of the two sons of the only PBA Rookie + MVP tower of power Benjie Paras take a pass from the PBA scoring champion Terrence Bill Romeo who fakes and drive for an alley hoop to Kobe Paras who soars high above rim enough to kiss it or drink coffee for an elevation remarkably high for an NBA standard and strongly dunk to finish the longest 3.23 seconds of the game that’ll always be debated as one of the finest finishes of the Philippines National Team in the FIBA tournament.
This is how it is envisioned by a kid from the million roads of the urban and rural areas of the country’s makeshift basketball courts when I asked him what he thinks about FIBA Basketball. The Philippines is the basketball Mecca of Asia ! It’s undeniable, the most popular of all sports discipline that have change the many life’s of every kids who started it to every university, colleges varsity team, even to its far flung rural areas of the three big islands of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
The photos above is enough to gauge how the game is being loved and passionately played in every place of the country even during the times of hardship. When Typhoon Haiyan devastated the middle portion of the country the first thing that Filipinos did aside from recouping their lives was to play basketball for they believe that life must go on no matter what and how it looks like to do it even submerged in waist deep flood waters the itch to touch the ball and continue to dream big have never faded.
The Philippines is a home to millions and millions of basketball fans from all walks of life, the competent heart and a dedicated warrior is traceable from the toddlers as young as 3 years old to the senior citizens of BASKETBALL Clubs of the elites and corporate world. It is the most watched sports program ever in the country and hosting the FIBA WORLD CUP 2023 together with the other Asian countries of Japan and Indonesia will bring the sports to a new level of diversity, hospitality and tourism.
We believe we can and we believe we must host the FIBA World Cup 2023 !
I’d like to thank the owners of all these great photographs who’ve captured the true actions and moments of how the Filipinos love and played the sports of the new generation, the FIBA Basketball. Credit goes to Mr. Jinno Rufino for the Youtube Video of Fil-Am Jordan Clarkson for Beyond Sports Philippines. #PlayLouderIn2023
Dribble Drive Motion will never be the same once all these players from around the globe get to see the white sands of Boracay, the high seas of La Union and the delectable foods of 7,100 islands of the Philippines! – Paquito