An on-court (and courtside) basketball game report


MARIKINA CITY, PHILIPPINES—At 5:15 pm, we entered Marist gymnasium to start warming up. As I went in, I see students, varsity players, sitting in a circle as if they were enjoying a campfire. Since the game is near, they cleared the court for us. I saw my former high school Electronics teacher practicing his shooting with a teammate. It will be our basketball team against the High School Faculty members. I saw our assistant coach warming up. I wonder where the players are since the game is starting. If both teams don’t have at least five players, it will be a double default. Each team have sufficient players. They turned on the shot clock and the score board. The buzzer sounds, the coach to fielded me in the line-up. So I ended up as a starter. Continue reading


Photo by Andrew Gombert/European Pressphoto Agency via NYTimes

Yesterday, I got surprised upon seeing an Asian basketball player who is not Yao Ming in the newspaper sports section. I thought it was Yi Jianlian but I was wrong.

A long time ago, I’ve seen an article in before that there’s a promising point guard, a straight A student from Harvard, entering the NBA. But it took years for Jeremy Lin to get his deserved attention from the NBA.

How good is he? He scored 20+ points in three straight games, even scoring 38 points against Kobe and the Lakers team. It’s like someone has created a player in NBA 2K12 game.

Still not convinced? You might want to check this article from NY Times here.

I’m just surprised from his sudden stardom.