To Gilas Pilipinas from a Pinoy Basketball Fan

Dear Gilas Pilipinas,

Congratulations on your historical win against arch-nemesis South Korea last night and booking a ticket to the Fiba World Cup in Spain! You made time stand still and the whole country rejoicing! Your efforts and sacrifices are greatly appreciated.   However the quest for asian basketball supremacy does not end there.  Yet again we ask you once more – we need one more push, one more win!

Growing up in a basketball-loving family, hearing old stories on how the Philippines once dominated Asia made me always imagine how it feels like.  Saddened how in recent decades our country got erased from the map of world basketball and reading forum comments from other countries how they looked down at Pinoy basketeers, for a basketball fanatic this was hard to bear. 

BUT today you have a chance to re-carve history and let this generation know how it feels like to be the asian champs once again, to regain that respect for the game PINOYs loved the most – basketball.  Whatever happens we’re behind you. We will pray for you.


From a Pinoy Basketball Fan

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