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The best-of-seven Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup finals between the San Miguel Beermen and TNT KaTropa came to an end last Friday with the former taking the title in six games; a championship series that was one of the more exciting and engaging ones in the local pro league in recent memory.
Their “Kami Naman” (Our turn) push did not go all the way but there is no denying how successful the University Athletic Association of the Philippines Season 81 campaign of the University of Santo Tomas Golden Tigresses was, and how the future is bright for them.
The elimination round of the women’s volleyball tournament in Season 81 of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines is technical not yet over as two teams are still to dispute the second seed in a one-game playoff today. But the semifinal protagonists are already known and, boy, the Final Four of women’s play should be a good one.
The recent player trade stretch in the National Basketball Association proved to be an active one with reports putting it at 57 players changing uniforms by the deadline on Feb. 8 (Manila time). The number beat out significantly the 35 from last year and the previous high of 53 players in 2015.
To be honest, I am one of those who are viewing the 2018 Philippine Basketball Association rookie class with a wait-and-see mindset. It is not that I do not believe in the talent of the latest batch of freshmen in the local pro league but more because I just want to reserve my verdict first before I jump on and say it is a good group of selection.
The long wait for the University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons to get back in the Final Four of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines came to an end last week after it finally broke through with a gallant and impressive victory over the De La Salle Green Archers in an all-important match.