For the Love of the Game

Gilas Pilipinas after winning the bronze medal in last year’s FIBA Asia tournament. Photo from philstar.com

The Philippines are back.

After a long absence from the FIBA World Cup, the Philippines have once again qualified for the prestigious tournament where in the best of the best in basketball will compete for Naismith Trophy and be labeled as theΒ best in the world.

In last year’s FIBA Asia Tournament, the world realized that the Filipino’s love for basketball is more than the dunks and nice shoes. The world realized that the passion of the Philippines for basketball is greater than what they have previously thought. Oh don’t get me wrong, they know the sport is big here in the Philippines, but they never imagined that it is this big. The world didn’t know that we will battle through anything, not only in this sport but in life in general as well. You see, the heart and pride of the Filipinos are unbreakable. Finally, the world knows that even with the lack of height, we still make up for it with the sizes of our hearts. Continue reading