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4 Reasons Why MacMac Should Play For The RP Team

Gary Mercado November 18th, 2008 (Visited 6440 times)

Yes I’m about to shoot my mouth off on why I think MacMac Cardona should play for the Philippine Team.

But before that, here’s a link to the PBA Press Release about Coach Guiao’s lineup, and here’s the lineup again. I added their possible positions in parenthesis: Gabe Norwood (SG – PG) of Rain or Shine, Jared Dillinger (PG – SG – F) of Talk ‘N Text, Jayjay Helterbrand (SG) of Barangay Ginebra, Cyrus Baguio (SG – F) of Red Bull, Mick Pennisi (SF – PF) of San Miguel Beer, Asi Taulava (C) of Coca-Cola, James Yap (SG) and Kerby Raymndo (PF) of Purefoods, Kelly Williams (F) and Ryan Reyes (SG) of Sta. Lucia Realty, Ranidel de Ocampo (F – C) and Arwind Santos (PF – C) of Air21, and Willie Miller (PG) and Sonny Thoss (C) of Alaska, with the possible inclusion of Japeth Aguilar, easily a 6’10 C-F should he have a good tryout come May, 2009.

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Adidas Brotherhood Commercials

Gary Mercado November 16th, 2008 (Visited 3514 times)

I regret not posting these new Adidas commercials when I first saw them a few weeks ago. These feature a group of random(?) kids who get to be schooled by Gilbert Arenas, Dwight Howard, Tim Duncan and Tracy McGrady, while picking up a bunch of free cool gear along the way. Silly me thought they were old when in fact they just came out! Anyway, better late than never:

Except maybe for DeShawn Stevenson’s cameo, Gil’s is the most underwhelming of all to be truthful about it. The most fun, as in insanely – laughing – out – loud – fun has to be when the same group of lucky kids get to meet Superman:

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Arenas needs the Clippers

Gary Mercado November 13th, 2008 (Visited 1330 times)

Nail clippers that is.

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Basketball nerd joins BallEx

Mike November 10th, 2008 (Visited 953 times)

I suck at basketball.

When I was a kid, nobody wanted to be my teammate at pickup games. I couldn’t dribble a lick. My shot was terrible, especially when not wearing glasses. When I played one-on-one with a fellow nerd, I got thumped soundly.

This is why I played soccer when I was young.

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If I Had Grant Hill With Me (Back In Orlando), Who Knows?

Gary Mercado November 10th, 2008 (Visited 1181 times)

Don’t you hate it when it’s a Monday and you gotta get work done but you just stumble onto an interesting interview of T-Mac? (warning, it’s 13 minutes long so wait till lunchbreak or when the boss goes to meeting before seeing this).

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Why Melo Cut His Hair

Gary Mercado November 10th, 2008 (Visited 1437 times)

In the not so important news category today, Melo lost a bet playing NBA Live 09:

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Practice?!

Gary Mercado November 7th, 2008 (Visited 1539 times)

Just thought I’d post this picture to help it sink in:

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Only 6 Nike LeBron Witness VI Gold Medal Packs for Pinoys

Gary Mercado November 6th, 2008 (Visited 7544 times)

Nike’s at it again. Only 114 of these will be made, and only 6 to be released in the Philippines.

That’s right.

On November 7, 2008, Nike will release 6 of the limited edition LeBron James VI Gold Medal Pack through a special raffle sale. It will be sold for Php 16,000. The LBJ Gold Medal Pack commemorates the success of LeBron James and Team USA in the 2008 Beijing games. There will only be 114 pairs in the world and November 7 is a chance for shoe collectors to get one of their own.

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The Best Fighter Pound for Pound In The World

Gary Mercado November 5th, 2008 (Visited 3261 times)

Obviously this is Off Topic, but hey I’m a Pinoy and so is Manny, and so that makes it VERY On Topic.

In any case, check out ESPN’s Feature on Manny which is, of course, a plug on his and dela Hoya’s Dec. 6 fight as well.

Some notes I made while watching:
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Billups-Iverson trade: which team got the better deal?

Mike November 4th, 2008 (Visited 4585 times)

By this time, you’ve probably heard that Allen Iverson of the Denver Nuggets was traded to the Detroit Pistons for Chauncey Billups and Antonio McDyess. That’s when the internet erupted, as armchair basketball pundits weigh the implications of the blockbuster exchange.

There are two ways of looking at this deal: through a business or basketball perspective.

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Nash Can Swim With Sharks Because He Swims Faster (So it’s not a big deal)

Gary Mercado November 4th, 2008 (Visited 1234 times)

Let me introduce you guys to a word called ‘sarcasm’. First, here’s Steve Nash’s video for Vitamin Water, a brand that has yet to reach our shores, which is good, because I can write about it freely.

Anyway, here’s the full video, where Nash goes Zoolander on us:

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Review – NBA Live 09 (PSP)

Mike November 1st, 2008 (Visited 7023 times)

The courts are dark in NBA Live 09.

There are reasons why NBA Live is no longer the king of basketball sims. Aside from the fact that the NBA 2K game franchise has taken over, earlier versions of NBA Live have devolved into an arcade game devoid of basketball science. Has NBA Live 09 bucked this depressing trend? I dive into the game’s PlayStation Portable version to find out.

Visually, almost nothing has changed since Live 08, save for EA’s strange decision to cut back on the court lighting. Playing a basketball game in Live 09 hearkens back to the seemingly-darker courts of the ABA days. There are also no noticeable tweaks to the player models. The heads still look bigger than they should be.

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