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NBA renames ASG MVP award in honor of Kobe

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced that the All-Star Game MVP award will now be called the Kobe Bryant Award as players lined up to pay tribute to the late NBA icon on Saturday. ”Kobe Bryant is synonymous with NBA all-star and embodies the spirit of this global celebration of our game,” […]

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TNT, Parks close in on contract extension

TNT KaTropa believes it is close to reaching an agreement on a contract extension with incoming sophomore Ray Parks Jr. Team manager Gabby Cui said there’s a 95 percent chance that a deal can be reached early this week after the two parties spent the past few weeks trying to reach common ground. “It’s almost […]

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Gilas Pilipinas is in danger of seeing the postponement of its Feb. 23 away match against Indonesia in the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. A report by Kompas, one of Indonesia’s main newspapers, said the country’s Ministry of Youth and Sports instructed the Indonesian Basketball Association to […]

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Lillard pays tribute to Kobe in All-Star Weekend rap performance

Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard became the first NBA player to perform rap number in the All-Star Weekend. Lillard, who goes by his rapper name “DAME D.O.L.L.A,” took center stage Saturday night (Sunday morning in Manila) at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois together with some of the famous artists in the world. “Damian […]

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Hidilyn off to train in Malaysia

Rio Olympics silver medalist Hidilyn Daz hopes that the two-month training camp will give her the right focus, timing, and condition for a good showing in the Asian Championship on April 16-25 in Kazakhstan. The 28-year-old Diaz and her “Team HD” are set to leave this Thursday for Malaysia for a two-month training camp at […]

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MPBL: Wilson lifts San Juan over Pasay

When San Juan is in danger, count on John Wilson to deliver. Wilson bunched seven points to lift the Knights out of a deep pit and frustrate the Pasay Voyagers, 75-74, in the opener of their Chooks-to-Go MPBL Lakan Season North division quarterfinal series last Saturday at FilOil Flying V Center in San Juan City. […]

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