No pressure for MJ Ayaay as Alaska picks him in 1st round
The former Lyceum Pirate is one of the 2018 PBA Rookie Draft’s surprises as the Alaska Aces select him with their 9th overall pick Published 6:32 PM, December 17, 2018 Updated 6:32 PM, December 17, 2018 TAILOR-FIT. MJ Ayaay says he will work hard to earn his spot at... Read more
Overlooked Bong Quinto ready to improve and learn in Meralco
The Bolts acquire Letran’s triple-double machine as the 14th pick after teams passed up on him in the first round of the 2018 PBA Rookie Draft Published 6:16 PM, December 17, 2018 Updated 6:16 PM, December 17, 2018 MORE TO PROVE. Touted to get selected in the first round,... Read more
Ranking the NBA’s worst owners
No one likes to talk about the sour spots shadowing over their franchise. So I guess I will do it. Here are the bottom 15 owners in the NBA. Here is part one. To be clear, 15 is the worst GM, 1 is the 16th best/worst. October 29, 2014;... Read more
Ranking the NBA’s best owners
If you don’t know by now, here’s professional sports’ worst kept secret: the biggest competitive advantage to any team is ownership. Likewise, it is easily the team’s biggest downfall too. Players, coaches, and management all come and go. The owners usually last until they pass away. Here I will... Read more
Chris Banchero fined by PBA for landing elbow on Ian Sangalang’s face
The Alaska guard joins Magnolia’s Mark Barroca as the two players fined in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup finals Published 2:18 PM, December 17, 2018 Updated 2:23 PM, December 17, 2018 FINED. Chris Banchero’s budget for the holidays has been slashed. Photo from PBA Images MANILA, Philippines – A... Read more
Landry Shamet Continues to Dazzle for 76ers
While the Philadelphia 76ers wait to see if Markelle Fultz and Zhaire Smith will ever pan out, a new star of the future has emerged out of this year’s rookie class. Landry Shamet won’t win Rookie of the Year, but his production to this point can’t be ignored. In... Read more
Looking at the glory years of Pistons vs. Pacers
The Detroit Pistons and Indiana Pacers share several similarities. They play in neighboring states. They play in the same division. They are small-market teams with harsh winters. They are blue-collar teams. They share a history of fierce competition, highlighted by the early and mid-2000s. Here I will briefly recap... Read more
Nuggets topple NBA-best Raptors, Wizards roll past Lakers
John Wall drops 40 to power Washington over Los Angeles as LeBron James scores a season-low 13 points @afp Published 1:04 PM, December 17, 2018 Updated 1:04 PM, December 17, 2018 SPOILER. John Wall and the Washington Wizards make easy work of the Los Angeles Lakers. Read more
Sixers rout Cavs in Jimmy Butler’s return
Philadelphia rebounds from back-to-back losses that saw Butler sidelined due to a groin injury @afp Published 11:27 AM, December 17, 2018 Updated 11:27 AM, December 17, 2018 DO-IT-ALL. Ben Simmons registers another triple-double. Read more
Desiderio raring to play amid trade rumors: ‘Kahit saan mapunta’
Whether or not Paul Desiderio stays with NLEX, the former UP star is all set to bring that fighting heart to the pros Published 11:52 PM, December 16, 2018 Updated 11:52 PM, December 16, 2018 EARLY CATCH. NLEX pulls off the first Draft surprise by picking UP star Paul... Read more