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.
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
The Road to Rio Olympics game is bound to be bumpy and as hard as first time you learn to do things on your own. Basketball loving country in Asia the Philippines are making its bid to be ranked among the creme of the crops, if not the best but at least be recognized as one of them and shout to the whole world the talent, passion and abilities to play the game. 18 teams from different countries are vying for the remaining 3 slots for that global games which is held once in every four years. The prestige and honor at stake will not only shake the current rankings but get the notion of the hundred scouts watching the Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Manila that just started with our very own http://Gilas Pilipinas Team that they say is the most powerful team ever assembled headed by the http://Asia’s Finest point guard Jayson Castro William and naturalized player http://NBA Andray Blatche supported by sharp shooter Jeff Chan, the young and talented bunch of Terrence Romeo, Troy Rosario and http://NBA-D League Ray-Ray Parks Jr. , Ryan Reyes, Japeth Aguilar, Gabe Norwood, Marc Pingris, Ranidel De Ocampo and the current http://PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo completing the cast of the Gilas 4.0 version of 2016. Winning the qualifier is the only mission our team has right now with no reservation or excuses to the very supportive fans and sponsors. Smart and SM team up in hosting the prestigious event to the more deserving Filipino Basketball fans who are still captured by the intense drama that unfolds during the World Cup held in Spain.
All the teams are on a mission and that becomes a very difficult task ahead for the 28 ranked Gilas Pilipinas. And we just recently played the best effort as a team in front of a sell-out crowd and around the globe dropping a game by 9 from the powerhouse 5th ranked Les Bleus of France, led by 4 time NBA Champion Tony Parker and Boris Diaw. EuroBasket MVP Nando De Colo and several active NBA players with the final score of 93-84. The remarkable display of results of rigid practice and team cohesion is very evident and is acceptable in any angle even we lose the game. Its a stepping stone toward a greater goal of gauging ourselves with the best of the world’s basketball national team. We have shown the entire world the brand and style of our game were at par and something to respect about. The chance to finally open the doors of opportunities of having a full-blooded Filipino playing in any of the NBA team in the near future. The Mall of Asia Arena will be the center stage of quality plays and highlights and also the venue of finding or discovering new talent that’ll fit to the roles available in any prime league aside from the NBA.
It is winning the eyes of the scout, the adoration of thousand fans and the reinstatement of respect to our local brand of basketball is what truly count most. It is indeed how you played the game that matter whether you win or lose. Paquito
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