BASKETBALL IN THE PHILIPPINES
Collegiate athletic competitions (UAAP, NCAA, UCAA, and more alphabet letters) are not complete without basketball as their centerpiece, always the kick-off sport of the athletic meets.
Amateur leagues and semi-pro leagues abound in the country. And the Filipinos never seem to get tired watching budding players from the time of their budding teens up to their retirement days, some retired playes finding their way into successful political careers.
Basketball players are adored in this country. Players coming from their respective land are especially adored bytheir local fans and accept them as their own as if they as their gods. They are always befriended and girls swoon towards them.
Sad part is the Philippines is lagging in internatuonal basketball comptetions unlike what we were before. Hopefully with the unity of basketball leaders in the country, the Philippines will get back from its lost ground and recovered their bearing and be a part of basketball force again internationallly. Filipinos may invade the NBA someday.
We now have a Filipino head coach in NBA. It's a start. A great start.