A Brief History of Philippine Basketball

Prior to the 1900s Basketball was virtually an unknown sport in the Philippines. Due to the massive influence Spain brought during their 300-year colonization of the islands, Filipinos are more into cockfighting and other forms of social gambling.

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There are also indigenous Filipino martial arts such as the Arnis de Mano. Cockfighting, gambling and Arnis de Mano dominated the Philippine sports landscape.

However, all of that'd change in the 1900s. The entry of the Americans into the Philippine archipelago marked the birth of basketballA round ball made of rubber, leather or synthetic leather. Comes in 3 different sizes (size 5, 6 or 7).nba-divisional-playoffs-odds-basketball-gambling-lines.com/term_page.htm in the Philippines. Filipinos easily embraced basketball due to its competitive and action-packed nature.

It was also during the time of American colonization when the firstever Philippine national basketballBasketball came to Texas Tech only two years after the school was founded. The inaugural game was a 37–25 loss to Daniel Baker College. Tech would lose two more games before finally clinching their first ever victory—35–21 at Sul Ross University.redraiderpedia.com/ team was formed. The team competed in the firstever Far Eastern Championship Games which was incidentally held in Manila, the capital city of the Philippines.

The Philippines dominated basketballBasketball (released as NBA Basketball) is a multiplayer sports video game produced by Mattel and released for its Intellivision video game system in 1980. The players each control a basketball team competing in four timed quarters of game play. ...en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basketball_%28Intellivision_game%29 tournaments of the Far Eastern Championship Games, finishing with a gold medal in all but one edition of the Games. Bowing only against China in 1921 and settling for a silver medal finish.

The Philippines also participated in the firstever Olympic basketballA basketball size, remotely operated under water vehicle containing a camera. The basketball was primarily used to obtain "inspection pictures" while halibut was "on the seabed". These pictures were sent to halibut's display room where the rov operator stood watch. ...toocan.com/halibut/terminology/subterm.html tournament, finishing fifth with a 4-1 win-loss record. The Philippine team won against Italy, Estonia, Mexico and Uruguay but failed to upset the eventual champion Team USA.

College and universities also started to embrace the sport of basketball, incorporating the sport in their physical education curriculum. Similarly, the collegiate leagues the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the University Athletic Association of the Philippines were established in 1924 and 1938 respectively.

In 1948, the Philippines became the first basketballIdeal, goal; Game: How you pursue your goals in lifedream-analysis.com/dictionary/b.htm team to score at least 100 points in Olympic competitions, outclassing Iraq, 102-30.

During the 1950s, the Philippines unleashed the legendary tandem of Lauro Mumar and Carlos Loyzaga, resulting into neck-to-neck battle against basketballBasketball is an Atari 2600 game based on the sport of the same name. The game features a simple game of one-on-one basketball, playable by one or two players.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basketball_%28video_game%29 some of the top powerhouse teams of the world including the US and the Soviet Union.

The Philippines finished third in the 1954 FIBA World Champions courtesy of Mumar and Loyzaga. The dynamic duo also led the Philippines to several Asian Games gold medals during the decade.

During the 1960s, Philippine basketballa pyrotechnic illumination FLARE dropped from any aerial platform, such as a FLARESHIP or TANKER. Also, designated CODENAME for the GLOBEMASTER C-124 TANKER that performed air-to-air refueling on YANKEE STATION.combat.ws/S4/MILTERMS/MT-B.HTM became more concentrated in the collegiate and Manila Industrial and Commercial Athletic Association (MICAA) wars that feature the likes of Sonny Jaworski and Ramon Fernandez.

In 1975, the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) was established. It was the first play-for-pay basketball4/3ian's hidden talent; game objective is to hoop an orange-coloured rubber ball. Played on a court. 4/3ians specialise is falling or getting an injury in order to get the game in their favour.oocities.org/southbeach/4676/43jargon.html league in Asia. The early years of the PBA saw the rivalry of Jaworksi’s Toyota Super Corollas against the Atoy Co-fueled Crispa Redmanizers.

The succeeding years of Philippine basketballBasketball is a team sport in which two teams of five players try to score points by throwing or "shooting" a ball through the top of a basketball hoop while following a set of rules. Basketball is one of the most popular and widely viewed sports in the world.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basketball saw the emergence of newer and fresher basketballIn basketball, a steal occurs when a defensive player legally gains control of the ball from an offensive player. This can be done by deflecting and controlling, catching, or batting (to a teammate) a pass or dribble of an offensive player. ...en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basketball_%28steal%29 talents from the likes of Ricardo Brown, Ato Agustin, Allan Caidic, Benjie Paras and Hector Calma to the later generations of Danny Seigle, Danny Ildefonso, Kenneth Duremdes, Asi Taulava and Mark Caguioa.

Today, basketballan illumination-dropping aircraft mission, capable of lighting approximately a square mile of terrainwww2.iath.virginia.edu/sixties/HTML_docs/Resources/Glossary/Sixties_Term_Gloss_A_C.html still remains as the number one sport in the Philippines. Despite competition from emerging sports such as the rejuvenated badminton and the football-powered Azkals, the sport of basketballA game played between two teams of five players in which goals are scored by throwing a ball through a netted hoop fixed above each end of the courtwordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=basketball will forever remain etched in the hearts and minds of the sports-loving Filipino people.

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