It is time for the PBA and Philippine Basketball to embrace a progressive outlook on the sport’s global development. The way for it to move forward is to be dynamic, creative and not take a protectionist stance. The Japanese B League provides us a healthy opportunity to further hone the skills of our players.
With the economy challenged, plus the tempting alternative offered by the Japanese league, the PBA could end up losing its top players. It needs to be aggressive and dynamic, so that it becomes a popular draw once again.
Mark’s date for the crown will be there. But until that time comes, he will need to double time to prepare himself. The Ceja fight was a sensational win. But if you look at it more objectively, he could have lost the bout big-time if he didn’t nail the KO.
There is now a growing clamor for our Pambansang Kamao to retire. With nothing more to prove, and so much more to lose, perhaps it is time for him to move on.
What were the main ingredients that contributed to the winning ways of our athletes in the recent Olympics? There were many reasons ventured, but 2 points stood out as the main catalysts in the changing environment in Philippine Sports.
The Olympics gifted us with so many touching episodes of sportsmanship, of relationships nurtured amidst friendly strife, and above all, of our love and concern for our fellowmen. Forget the financial implications, forget achieving victory at all cost. It is in this Olympics that we are finally starting to realize its modern-day objective “to bring the athletes around the world in one place where they can spread peace and friendship with no discrimination in race and gender”.