FIBA-Asia Aftermath

I’ll get right to the gist of the matter.

At the risk of sounding like a broken record and mentioning what everyone knows already, Professional Sports and playing for a National Team just doesn’t work. For example: As if to emphasize my point, fresh this morning as I wrote this, Yahoo reports that the Dallas Mavericks is not allowing Dirk Nowitzki to play for the Euro League. Notwithstanding both parties’ cordial reaction re the matter, the fact still remains a player’s two loyalties, playing for country whilst making a living playing as a pro is akin to having cake and attempting to eat it too.

You can’t make a living as a pro and then drop everything to play for free for the National Team and expect everyone (ie. your bosses) to be happy about it. You just can’t.

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Liveblogging FIBA-Asia – RP vs. Jordan

RP vs. Jordan (FIBA-Asia) (08/14/2009) 
1:53 Good afternoon everyone. Welcome to my liveblog session of the RP vs. Jordan game in FIBA-Asia.
1:54 As you all know now, RP needs to win this to continue on to the semifinals.
1:54 RP and Jordan had previously met in RP’s first ever game in the Jones Cup, losing by 30 pts.
1:55 that was the very first game however, so things may have changed by now after our team has been playing for a while.
1:55 National anthem being played for Jordan.
1:55 [Comment From spectator00]
hi. tnx 4 this liveblog
1:55 Previous to that, national anthem for RP. Shootaraound now.
1:56 [Comment From mahmoud]
go jordan!!!
1:56 wow a Jordanian. Welcome!
1:57 we are a few mins away.
1:57 [Comment From mahmoud]
little people , no way !!!
1:58 [Comment From Baby James]
Gudluck Daddy
1:58 [Comment From bong solomon]
Go noypees! Mabuhay ang RP Team
1:58 thanks so much to jen, my partner in http://mom.exchange.ph, for allowing me to use her home to liveblog this. my pldt dsl connection is horrible.
1:58 [Comment From Renmark Rejano]
this is it!
1:58 [Comment From spectator00]
put Dillinger or Santos on Wright
1:59 [Comment From mahmoud]
jordan beat ur ass
1:59 still a few mins away
1:59 [Comment From mahmoud]
go jordan!!!
1:59 [Comment From Baby James]
Go for the win… Mama Kris and Cory supports you
1:59 ok here we go.
2:00 tip off to start anytime now
2:00 tip off!
2:00 officials call rejump, rp gets 1st poss.
2:01 dillinger drive miss
2:01 thoss putback scores
2:01 thoss called for blocking foul on rasheem wright #5
2:01 [Comment From mahmoud]
jordan wins !!! 200-59
2:01 [Comment From go pilipinas]
hope maupset nten ang jordan.. go phils
2:01 rp called for another foul
2:02 jor scores
2:02 #15 forces jump, possession arrow goes to jor
2:02 2 all
2:02 [Comment From mahmoud]
foul them out !! !
2:02 wright strong move, scores againg baguio
2:03 [Comment From go pilipinas]
defense mch key wright po double team n…
2:03 #10 called for foul on baguio
2:03 thoss miss j
2:03 #14 miss 3
2:03 #4 rebound, fouled by helterbrand
2:04 #6 sorry, he goes to fts.
2:04 #6 sinks 0 of 2 ft
2:04 4-2 jor
2:04 helterb miss 3
2:05 #15 fouls asi
2:05 [Comment From spectator00]
2 fouls kaagad, anu b yan..
2:05 helterb miss 3
2:05 jor miss 3
2:05 helterb miss 3
2:05 rp retains possession
2:05 [Comment From Baby James]
ano ba yan
2:05 [Comment From analysis pt og view]
wers ren2x and jimmy???
2:05 [Comment From Baby James]
go for high percentage shot
2:06 [Comment From Baby James]
better to penetrate the pait
2:06 baguio turns it over
2:06 #5 all alone drive scores
2:06 baguio being 2x teamed
2:06 dillinger scores 3
2:06 [Comment From Baby James]
where’s my Daddy?
2:06 [Comment From fil-jordanian]
go pilipinas!
2:07 #6 scores baseline j
2:07 8-5 jor
2:07 asi great roll after pick, scores, fouled
2:07 asi scores 1 of 1 ft
2:07 jor miss, putback scores
2:08 5:21 left in q1
2:08 10-8 jor
2:08 asi miss j
2:08 jor miss j
2:08 dillinger miss 3
2:08 #5 scores on fbreak
2:08 12-9 jor
2:08 4:27 left q1
2:09 helterb miss j
2:09 jor miss 3
2:09 jor off. reb
2:09 jor sinks putback after miss
2:09 14-8 jor
2:10 dillinger fouled on drive #6
2:10 [Comment From Guest]
big d PO DAPAT
2:10 [Comment From fil-jordanian]
yes!
2:10 [Comment From Baby James]
i’f I were coach yeng, i will tell his boys to penetrate the paint to open up the shooters outside
2:10 [Comment From KAYA YAN PILIPINAS]
kunin naten 2 phils. DEFENSE MCH
2:10 [Comment From fil-jordanian]
why all on asi is asi the pils?
2:10 rp timeout
2:10 [Comment From Baby James]
put Kerby on the floor
2:10 [Comment From KAYA YAN PILIPINAS]
WERS MILLER???
2:10 [Comment From Guest]
score?
2:11 racist comments will be automatically blocked, thank you.
2:11 [Comment From chikitito]
Cory Cory Cory!!!!!
2:11 [Comment From mahmoud]
jordan wins
2:11 were back
2:11 dillinger will shoot fts.
2:11 dillinger sinks 1 of 2 fts
2:12 14-9 jor
2:12 #5 miss 3
2:12 miller travels
2:12 jor turns it over
2:12 [Comment From Guest]
hays..
2:12 [Comment From Guest]
kaya yan..Go Pinas
2:13 raymundo sinks 3
2:13 14-12 jor
2:13 #15 drive against raymundo, scores, fouled
2:14 #15 sinks 1 of 1 fts
2:14 yap sinks 3
2:14 [Comment From chikitito]
avoid turnovers please!!!
2:14 [Comment From Baby James]
go kerby
2:14 [Comment From chikitito]
alright!
2:14 [Comment From Guest]
nice..yes
2:14 jor miss 3
2:14 late whistle on raymundo called for foul on box out
2:15 rp in penalty
2:15 [Comment From Baby James]
payback time kerby and arwind
2:15 [Comment From KAYA YAN PILIPINAS]
GO KID
2:15 [Comment From Guest]
go pinas…kaya natin to
2:15 [Comment From KAYA YAN PILIPINAS]
NICE JAMES
2:15 [Comment From kababayan]
nice
2:15 #13 sinks 2 of 2 fts
2:15 19-15 jor
2:15 yap miss 3
2:15 1:15 left in q1
2:15 #5 miss layup
2:16 #15 drive, fouled by pennisi, will shoot fts
2:16 #15 sinks 1 of 2 fts
2:16 20-15 jor
2:16 miller miss layup
2:17 :37 left in q1
2:17 #15 turns it over
2:17 norwood fbreak, scores
2:17 norwood fouled
2:17 norwood sinks 1 of 1 ft
2:17 20-17 jor
2:18 last play
2:18 jor miss 3
2:18 jor gets off reb, sinks j
2:18 22-17 jor
2:18 end of q1
2:18 [Comment From Baby James]
go daddy
2:18 [Comment From Luis LLanera]
GUys kaya yan
2:18 [Comment From sjcs]
hello, do or die ba tayo?
2:18 [Comment From Baby James]
hay naku
2:18 [Comment From Baby James]
lay up na mintis pa
2:18 [Comment From chikitito]
keep it close!!!
2:18 [Comment From whilce]
where you watching ?
2:18 [Comment From chikitito]
22-18 ang score oi!
2:19 22-18 jor
2:19 correction
2:19 [Comment From jojo]
san k makakapanuod ng live game
2:19 [Comment From jojo]
please
2:19 [Comment From chikitito]
thats good!
2:19 [Comment From jojo]
any web site
2:19 [Comment From Baby James]
channel 9
2:20 [Comment From Baby James]
channel 9 live
2:20 [Comment From spectator00]
not bad. keep it close
2:20 were back
2:20 rp possession
2:20 kerby drive, loses ball, turns it over
2:20 score is 22-17 sorry
2:21 pennisi sinks 3
2:21 22-20 jor
2:21 rp forces turnover
2:21 norwood miss j
2:21 jor miss 3
2:22 pennisi sinks 3
2:22 22-23 jor
2:22 jor miss 3
2:22 yap miss 3
2:22 [Comment From chikitito]
sa china po ung live game=)
2:22 [Comment From jojo]
wala ba sa internet
2:22 [Comment From jhun]
wala ba live streaming nasa ofc eh
2:22 [Comment From Cory Aquino]
Go James Yap..
2:23 norwood called for foul
2:23 [Comment From chikitito]
yeah!
2:23 [Comment From chikitito]
phi lead 22-23
2:23 jor miss 3
2:23 norwood drive miss, is fouled, will go to fts
2:23 [Comment From Baby James]
yahooooooo
2:23 [Comment From marklaren]
22-23 RP
2:24 jor timeout
2:24 [Comment From Baby James]
meron
2:24 [Comment From Baby James]
live game
2:24 [Comment From jojo]
wala talagan live streaming ???
2:24 [Comment From Guest]
GO RP Team
2:24 [Comment From james]
hi
2:24 [Comment From Reggie]
binabati ko ung mga JGC n nanonood ngaun!
2:24 [Comment From Cory Aquino]
Go Go Go
2:24 [Comment From Kris]
Go James Go
2:25 norwood will shoot fts
2:25 norwood sinks 1 of 2 fts
2:25 22-24 rp
2:25 jor 0-9 from 3p
2:25 #15 sinks tip in off miss
2:25 kerby miss j
2:26 5 miss 3
2:26 jor keeps poss
2:26 kerby has 2 fouls
2:26 handcheck called on miller
2:26 [Comment From marklaren]
meron ba live streaming?
2:27 [Comment From spectator00]
pre, naka-zone ba sila? bat sa labas yata tumutira ang jordan?
2:27 24 all
2:27 jor sinks 3
2:27 6:04 left in q2
2:27 pennis miss 3
2:27 jor turns it over on fbreak
2:27 [Comment From marklaren]
dapat perfect sa FTs
2:27 [Comment From marklaren]
Go RP!!!
2:27 [Comment From Cory Aquino]
Hi Kris
2:28 rp poss
2:28 miller sinks 3
2:28 jor miss 3, tipped in scores 2 pts
2:28 rp turns it over
2:28 30-27 jor
2:28 jor sinks 3
2:29 #15
2:29 yap miss j
2:29 #5 miss fbreak
2:29 yap miss 3
2:29 33-27 jor
2:29 #15 miss 3
2:29 miller miss 3
2:30 norwood last touch, rp turns it over
2:30 [Comment From Mr Crab]
Sure Ball RP…
2:30 [Comment From Luis]
Concentrate lang guys.
2:30 [Comment From Guest]
SCORE UPDATE
2:30 stop asking for scores please, i will update as needed.
2:30 3:50 left in q2
2:30 jor strong move but defended well by thoss
2:31 baguio turns it over on arwind pass
2:31 guiao screaming from the sidelines.
2:31 3:27 left in q2
2:31 rp team playing well so far, inspite of occasional errors.
2:31 looking more fluid, while jor isn’t shooting 3s and is playing individually.
2:31 rp defense good, jor turns it over.
2:32 santos miss 3
2:32 jor poss
2:32 2:55 left in q2
2:32 rp fouls #10, goes to fts
2:33 #10 sinks 1 of 2 fts
2:33 34-27 jor
2:33 baguio miss 3
2:33 #15 sinks 3
2:33 37-27 jor
2:33 2:15 left q2
2:33 helterb sinks j
2:34 jor possession
2:34 [Comment From Cory Aquino]
james wag kang 22log 2log kung hindi mumultuhin kita..
2:34 [Comment From jojo]
33-27
2:34 jor another off reb off miss
2:34 #8 sinks 3
2:34 #9 rather
2:34 #7 fouls baguio on cut
2:35 baguio is a marked man
2:35 asi turns it over on drive
2:35 #15 converts on fbreak
2:35 42-29 jor
2:35 helt miss j
2:36 asi gets putback
2:36 42-31 jor
2:36 :31 left in q2
2:36 #6 pumpfakes, scores, goes to ft is fouled
2:36 #6 sinks 1 of 1
2:36 45-31 jor
2:36 :15 left
2:37 baguio fouled by #5
2:37 #5 called for unsportsmanlike
2:37 baguio goes to fts
2:37 baguio sinks 2 of 2 fts
2:38 helt heave, miss
2:38 45-33 jor
2:38 end of q2
2:38 [Comment From guiao]
parang matalo tayo ayoko na
2:38 [Comment From MJ]
Arwind santos choker
2:38 [Comment From Reggie]
wag kaung mg away
2:38 [Comment From Cory Aquino]
kinakabahan na naman kayo..
2:38 [Comment From Mr Crab]
avoid foul.. play good defense
2:38 [Comment From guiao]
wala na akong boses
2:38 [Comment From Guest]
wooh!
2:38 [Comment From diego papa]
nsan comment ko
2:38 [Comment From jojo]
stick on the game, later comment please
2:38 [Comment From spectator00]
who’s guarding wright?
2:39 [Comment From tsoy]
describe mo naman ang game d ung puro score lang
2:39 [Comment From Nike_Freak]
Phils shooting too much 3’s. Need more penetration. Turnover and fouls will cost them in the end…
2:39 [Comment From jhun]
ilabas si santos!!!!
2:39 [Comment From Mr Crab]
naman.. puro miss na RP ah
2:39 [Comment From MJ]
Puro tres na binibitawan ng Pinas ah.. Hindi makaporma sa loob. Tsk tsk
2:39 [Comment From MJ]
KAYA PA YAN!!!
2:39 [Comment From Mr Crab]
all out RP!!!!
2:39 [Comment From sarhento]
100-20 rp
2:39 [Comment From Mr Crab]
damn.. jor 3s is sinking while phi is missing????
2:39 [Comment From sarhento]
r
2:39 [Comment From Mr Crab]
wow naman.. tambak na RP…
2:39 [Comment From Cory Aquino]
puro turnover na kayo..
2:39 [Comment From Guest]
tambak ha
2:39 [Comment From myke]
score please
2:39 [Comment From marklaren]
Go Baguio!!!!
2:39 [Comment From Mr Crab]
astig….. respected talaga c baguio
2:40 [Comment From Cory Aquino]
Hi Baby James
2:40 [Comment From Fernando jose]
nakita nyo b si rosalinda??
2:40 [Comment From yotot]
wala bang live online now
2:40 [Comment From bong solomon]
muntik na mahuli ni boss. Go pinas
2:40 [Comment From myke]
kailangan ng tres para bumukas ang depensa sa loob
2:40 [Comment From tsoy]
sinong santos
2:40 [Comment From oyama]
tama na yan trabaho na tayo
2:40 [Comment From sarhento]
hoy
2:40 [Comment From abu malik]
go jordan go
2:40 [Comment From marklaren]
vilma santos
2:41 [Comment From wolfie]
magdasal taya para sa magandang shooting ds 2nd half
2:41 [Comment From Luis]
babawi ang RP…..
2:41 [Comment From abdul jakol tikol]
go jawo go
2:42 [Comment From MECH@NICAL-X]
PLS PRAY FOR THE RP-TEAM NOW
2:42 [Comment From myke]
tama, we need those 3’s, masyadong malaki ang kalaban
2:43 [Comment From kababayan]
may chance pa yan.. go philippines
2:43 [Comment From kobe]
khayah pah yhan nhang phinoy!!!!!
2:44 3rd quarter will start in a few mins.
2:45 [Comment From Luis]
adjustments lang kailangan.
2:46 [Comment From Guest]
dfend the lanes
2:46 [Comment From Guest]
if kaya..choose higher percentage shots
2:46 [Comment From Guest]
wag ipilit maxaod ang tres..pag di open
2:47 [Comment From Guest]
go jordan
2:47 [Comment From denis guiang]
latest score of phils vs jordan
2:47 [Comment From myke]
Guest> tama ka
2:47 [Comment From Guest]
Just BELIEVE.. kaya natin TO!
2:47 [Comment From a.g]
1st 5. caidic,patrimonio,paras,samboy,magsanoc(2nd placer)
2:47 [Comment From danny]
what is.the score
2:48 edaez, #15 scored 18 in the 1st half.
2:48 ok here we go
2:48 rp possession
2:48 jor turns it over
2:49