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PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:48 am 
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There was a time when our best players were only sent to the Asian games, thinking that the World Cup and Olympics were impossible dreams. Then our basketball leaders sent Cebuano Lhuiller-backed Philippine team to play a game against celebrities and lost. It was the last straw for the ones who truly cared in Philippine basketball.

This debacle eventually led to the formation of SBP and the Gilas program. Since then, the lists of accomplishments are enormous. We went to the World Cup and barely missed the Olympics. And we are now beating, on a regular basis, our former tormentors - South Korea, Iran, and China.

Kudos to our current basketball leaders for thinking out of the box and knowing that "the ball is round."

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They say height is might in basketball. Well that might be true 10-30 years ago. Today's small ball concept rules basketball. Traditional tall Asian powerhouses like Iran and China are being beaten. Gone are the days of post up plays, slowed down offense, hand checking, 7 foot centers. Its about basketball IQ, fast break, 3 point shooting, stretch 4 and 5, pick and roll centers. First displayed by Mike D' Antoni's 2006 Phoenix Suns now perfected by the Golden State Warriors which rules the NBA. Even previous Team USA Men's national team only legitimate center is De Andre Jordan. Last 2014 Fiba World Cup average height was 6'4''. See link https://themissinggraph.wordpress.com/2 ... fographic/.

Game of basketball has evolved. And it is for the better.


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destroyer_pacman_champ wrote:
They say height is might in basketball. Well that might be true 10-30 years ago. Today's small ball concept rules basketball. Traditional tall Asian powerhouses like Iran and China are being beaten. Gone are the days of post up plays, slowed down offense, hand checking, 7 foot centers. Its about basketball IQ, fast break, 3 point shooting, stretch 4 and 5, pick and roll centers. First displayed by Mike D' Antoni's 2006 Phoenix Suns now perfected by the Golden State Warriors which rules the NBA. Even previous Team USA Men's national team only legitimate center is De Andre Jordan. Last 2014 Fiba World Cup average height was 6'4''. See link https://themissinggraph.wordpress.com/2 ... fographic/.

Game of basketball has evolved. And it is for the better.


The small-ball style fits our team really well. We have great shooters (Wright, Pogoy), quick point guards (Romeo, Castro), and athletic big men ((Aguilar, Almazan).

But I do still believe that having a traditional center down low is important, especially in clutch situations where rebounds and defense are a must. That's where the likes of Junmar Fajardo and Andray Blatche come in.

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