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'I wept a lot yesterday. I’ve been weeping today. I’m far from done crying, for Kobe and Gigi, the Black Mamba and his Mambacita.'
The morning after Kobe Bryant’s death, it’s business as usual in the streets of Muntinlupa City. Jeep barkers barking, sidewalk vendors selling, workers lining up for the bus to get to their offices in different parts of the metropolis. But the morning ...
 
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Filipinos show outpouring of love for the basketball legend.
Yesterday, Filipinos woke up to a bad dream: Kobe Bryant is dead. Shock, grief, and disbelief struck the basketball nation, leaving millions of fans heartbroken.Bryant’s love affair with the Philippines was made more apparent when major Philippine landmarks lit up in purple ...
 
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'You gave a six-year-old boy his Laker dream and I’ll always love you for it.'
The late Kobe Bryant was a force of nature on and off the court. Just two years after his retirement, Bryant translated his love and gratitude for the game into an Oscar-winning film called Dear Basketball. Released on April 23, 2017, at the ...
 
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In the end, we'll all have to judge whether one of the world's great athletes corrected his mistakes immediately and beautifully.
The late poet and singer Jim Carroll could really play. He came up in New York in the era of Connie Hawkins and Lew Alcindor, later Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. He ran as an equal with playground legends like Pee Wee Kirkland and Herman ...
 
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Not taken. Made.
I first met Kobe Bean Bryant in the summer of 2007. He had just turned 29. He owned three NBA championship rings, two scoring titles, and the record for the second most points ever scored in a game, 81.And he was universally disliked.By players, ...
 
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Remembering the life, career, and unparalleled intensity of the NBA legend.
In November 2015, at the beginning of the season when he’d step away from the game, Kobe Bryant wrote a letter for The Players’ Tribune called, “Dear Basketball.”At the time, most fans—and probably, even his peers—knew him as Black Mamba, Bryant’s nickname that was ...
 
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A look back at his 2007 Esquire profile.
Originally published in the November 2007 issueFour miles east of Las Vegas Boulevard, well beyond the glitter of the Strip, the Valley High School gym is cool and humid, redolent of floor wax and old socks. The ball pounds on the polished hardwood, ...
 
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Looking back at the life of one of the NBA's all-time greats.
In 1996, Kobe Bryant became the youngest basketball player to ever enter the NBA straight out of high school. And that was only the first of many career-long accomplishments. The 6-foot 6-inch small forward won five NBA titles with the Lakers and ...
 
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The 17-year-old former UAAP Juniors MVP has been garnering interest in the United States.
KAI Sotto earned top individual honors in leading TSF National to a 112-102 victory over Believe Prep of South Carolina in the title match of the The Skills Factory King Invitational on Tuesday in Atlanta.The 7-foot-2 Sotto had 27 points, 10 rebounds, ...
 
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What kind of yacht can one of the highest-paid PBA players afford?
Without question, June Mar Fajardo is one of the highest-paid players in the PBA today.The five-time PBA MVP has amassed glory after glory after serving as the cornerstone of San Miguel's dynasty over the past decade.Such importance on the court should undoubtedly come ...
 
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The decade has seen excellence in sports.
Intelligence is underrated, especially if you're limited to barking out instructions from the sidelines. Yet the great ones stand out from the rest, flexing their minds with strategies that lead their teams to great heights.With that, Spin.ph gives a toast to the 10 best coaches ...
 
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Individual sports winners received P200,000 and team sports winners got either P50,000, P75,000, or P100,000.
The Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) on Tuesday handed out cash incentives to gold medal winners in the 30th Southeast Asian Games following its general assembly held at the Conrad Hotel.Most of the 149 gold medalists in the SEA Games were present in the ...
 
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Paulino Alcantara still holds the record for being the youngest player to ever debut in FC Barcelona.
More than 100 years ago, one of the best footballers alive was none other than Paulino Alcantara, the legendary Filipino football icon from FC Barcelona who also paved the way for the likes of Lionel Messi and Ronaldinho.Alcantara still holds the record as ...
 
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The Jet with another assist, this time to a young track and field runner.
Remember the photos of a young speedster in makeshift running shoes that recently went viral?Rhea Ballos of Salvacion Elementary School reportedly won three gold medals in the 400-, 800-, and the 1500-meter runs for elementary girls during the Iloilo Schools Sports Council ...
 
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It's the country's most productive SEA Games campaign ever.
It appears Team Philippines is saving its best for last.The gold machine continues to grind for the host, who garnered 22 more on Monday for a new record high output in the Southeast Asian Games.The contact sports of boxing and jui-jitsi provided ...
 
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A Sunday to remember for Philippine sports.
There is no slowing down for Team Philippines as the overall champion in waiting recorded its 'golden day' in the 30th Southeast Asian Games.The host hauled a record 24 gold medals on Sunday when medal-rich sports athletics and taekwondo led the charge ...
 
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Anton Ignacio is the youngest Filipino jet ski professional athlete.
At five feet tall, 13-year-old Anton Ignacio may find himself as one of the shortest in his eight grade class. And yet, the student from De La Salle Greenhills is a Filipino champion after bagging gold at the recently concluded Grand Cultural ...
 
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Timor-Leste’s chef de mission to the SEA Games expressed his gratitude to the Filipinos.
This week, Timor-Leste trended on social media after Filipinos showed their support to the neighboring country, which has not yet won any medal at the 30th SEA Games hosted by the Philippines.Since it first started participating at the SEA Games in 2003, Timor-Leste has ...
 
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The Indonesian surfer disappeared under the waves.
Eighteen minutes into his heat at the Men's Longboard event in La Union, a massive swell hit Indonesian surfer Arip Nurhidayat — and snapped his surfer's leash.Witnesses from the shore described his board being thrown up in the air from the force ...
 
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Lawmakers agreed to use their own salaries to raise the sum.
The 30th Southeast Asian Games has proven to be an absolute goldmine for Filipino athletes with a total of 119 medals as of the morning of day five of the regional meet. It's an impressive number, especially when compared to the 120 we ...
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