From Uber driver to NBA pioneer: Shaka Browne dazzles as 2K League star
‘I wasn’t born to be 6’8 but everyone has an opportunity to be in the NBA 2K League,’ says Browne, the Jazz Gaming point guard Published 9:53 PM, May 19, 2018 Updated 9:53 PM, May 19, 2018 DREAM COME TRUE. Shaka Browne, also known as ‘Yeah I Compete,’ gets... Read more
Manuel game-winner tows Alaska past San Miguel in Balkman’s PBA return
The Aces notch their 4th straight win while the Beermen remain winless in 3 games Published 7:55 PM, May 19, 2018 Updated 8:26 PM, May 19, 2018 ROAD TO REDEMPTION. Renaldo Balkman returns to the PBA since he was slapped a lifetime ban in 2013. Read more
Cavs try to ease LeBron James’ load and stop Celtics
Cleveland guard JR Smith says the team has been forcing the 4-time NBA Most Valuable Player to play ‘hero ball’ @afp Published 9:25 AM, May 19, 2018 Updated 9:30 AM, May 19, 2018 NOT ENOUGH. LeBron James unleashes a 42-point triple-double in Game 2, but the Cavaliers still can’t... Read more
Macklin open to PBA return: ‘This place always has a special place in my heart’
After playing his last game with Magnolia, the import heads to China’s National Basketball League where he secured a guaranteed contract Published 12:25 AM, May 19, 2018 Updated 12:25 AM, May 19, 2018 BROTHERS. Vernon Macklin says it’s tough to leave the Magnolia Hotshots after building a bond with... Read more
Macklin leaves lasting mark with clutch FTs as Magnolia edges Meralco
The Hotshots notch their 3rd straight win thanks to the 31-year-old import’s go-ahead free throws Published 10:04 PM, May 18, 2018 Updated 10:04 PM, May 18, 2018 FAREWELL. Vernon Macklin did not disappoint in his last game for the Magnolia Hotshots with a double-double effort in the win over... Read more
TNT shouldn’t solely rely on import, Jayson Castro says
New import Joshua Smith may be joining the KaTropa soon, but Castro says their success should start with the locals Published 9:40 PM, May 18, 2018 Updated 9:40 PM, May 18, 2018 WINNING CULTURE. Jayson Castro and the TNT KaTropa bag their 4th win in 5 games in the... Read more
Import-less TNT strolls to 19-point romp, keeps Blackwater winless
The KaTropa parades an all-Filipino lineup after parting ways with import Jeremy Tyler Published 6:56 PM, May 18, 2018 Updated 6:56 PM, May 18, 2018 FLEXING. Terrence Romeo and the TNT KaTropa bounce back from their previous loss with a dominant win over the Blackwater Elite. Photo by PBA... Read more
‘No panic’ after Warriors’ big loss to Rockets, says Curry
Golden State coach Steve Kerr says Steph Curry and the defending champions will certainly find their groove again @afp Published 10:06 AM, May 18, 2018 Updated 10:06 AM, May 18, 2018 NO WORRIES. Steph Curry thinks the Warriors remain in ‘pretty good shape’ even after the Rockets’ 22-point thrashing. Read more
Will perennial runner-up James Harden finally bag the NBA MVP?
The Rockets star may be tipped to succeed Thunder’s Russell Westbrook, but LeBron James and Anthony Davis stand in the way @afp Published 11:52 AM, May 17, 2018 Updated 11:52 AM, May 17, 2018 BIG THREE. Houston star James Harden cooks up another incredible season, but Cleveland’s LeBron James... Read more
Rockets roll past Warriors, level West finals to 1-1
Houston overcomes another big performance from Golden State star Kevin Durant Published 11:22 AM, May 17, 2018 Updated 11:22 AM, May 17, 2018 BIG-TIME PERFORMERS. Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors drives against James Harden of the Houston Rockets in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals. Photo... Read more