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Philippine Basketball 14 May 2006

Posted by Sasha in Basketball, The Rambler.

Last Friday, I got free courtside tickets to a PBA game. I’m not the one with connections. I just want to be clear on that. It’s my new agent. She’s friends with a few of the players and she got the tickets specifically from Willie Miller of the Alaska Aces.

I had mixed emotions about going since the only team I’ve ever rooted for was Ginebra/Anejo waaaay back late 80s or 90s… I forget. But since I like adventures and new experiences, I decided — what the hell! Sure, why not, eh? So off I go to watch a basketball game. Well — I actually got to watch two games.

Alaska played Air 21 on the first game where they unfortunately lost. If only they played a lot more passionately and upped their pace and used DEFENSE instead of just acting like they were. And the 2nd game was a lot more exciting and highly resembles the basketball game I know. I was happy to find out that Ginebra was playing. But my heart plummeted when I found that I hardly knew any of the players. Pffft. I recognised the players of the other team, Talk N Text, more than the ones in Ginebra. But I still cheered for them anyway. Good thing cuz they won. Hehehe.

I didn’t expect that I’d enjoy watching the PBA again. I can probably attribute it to the fact that I knew some of the players that’s why I liked it. It’s funny because all these years that I’ve been following UAAP, players like Mike Cortez, Ren Ren Ritualo, Don Allado and Mac Mac Cardona, I know. Now that they’re in the PBA, it doesn’t feel like I’m watching random players but ones that I’ve seen mature in the game.

Does this mean that I’ll be following the PBA now? Uh, I can’t really say. Maybe I will. Maybe I won’t. Let’s just wait and see now, ok? 😉