The Road to Rio Olympics game is bound to be bumpy and as hard as first time you learn to do things on your own. Basketball loving country in Asia the Philippines are making its bid to be ranked among the creme of the crops, if not the best but at least be recognized as one of them and shout to the whole world the talent, passion and abilities to play the game. 18 teams from different countries are vying for the remaining 3 slots for that global games which is held once in every four years. The prestige and honor at stake will not only shake the current rankings but get the notion of the hundred scouts watching the Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Manila that just started with our very own http://Gilas Pilipinas Team that they say is the most powerful team ever assembled headed by the http://Asia's Finest point guard Jayson Castro William and naturalized player http://NBA Andray Blatche supported by sharp shooter Jeff Chan, the young and talented bunch of Terrence Romeo, Troy Rosario and http://NBA-D League Ray-Ray Parks Jr. , Ryan Reyes, Japeth Aguilar, Gabe Norwood, Marc Pingris, Ranidel De Ocampo and the current http://PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo completing the cast of the Gilas 4.0 version of 2016. Winning the qualifier is the only mission our team has right now with no reservation or excuses to the very supportive fans and sponsors. Smart and SM team up in hosting the prestigious event to the more deserving Filipino Basketball fans who are still captured by the intense drama that unfolds during the World Cup held in Spain.
All the teams are on a mission and that becomes a very difficult task ahead for the 28 ranked Gilas Pilipinas. And we just recently played the best effort as a team in front of a sell-out crowd and around the globe dropping a game by 9 from the powerhouse 5th ranked Les Bleus of France, led by 4 time NBA Champion Tony Parker and Boris Diaw. EuroBasket MVP Nando De Colo and several active NBA players with the final score of 93-84. The remarkable display of results of rigid practice and team cohesion is very evident and an acceptable in any angle even we lose the game. Its a stepping stone toward a greater goal of gauging ourselves with the best of the world's basketball national team. We have shown the entire world the brand and style of our game were at par and something to respect about. The chance to finally open the doors of opportunities of having a full-blooded Filipino playing in any of the NBA team in the near future. The Mall of Asia Arena will be the center stage of quality plays and highlights and also the venue of finding or discovering new talent that'll fit to the roles available in any prime league aside from the NBA.
It is winning the eyes of the scout, the adoration of thousand fans and the reinstatement of respect to our local brand of basketball is what truly counts most. It is indeed how you played the game that matter whether you win or lose. Paquito
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