On Gaming and Trash Talks

I am a gamer since 2006. I’ve become addicted to FreeStyle Online Street Basketball Philippines and have been attending FSPH events and tournaments within Metro Manila (Philippines).  The funny part is, I am not fond of or really into watching basketball games (whether local or international) AT ALL. I just found that game sooo addicting. I spent a lot of (almost) sleepless nights at computer shops (‘coz I was just renting a house at Narnia). 🙂 I have strayed away from my life goals and it seems like there’s nothing I can do to possibly come back and make that time up. I’ve been addicted 101% on that game. I’m not a “pro” in this field, I am just hooked into the game.

 

 

I stopped playing that online game when I had kids. Priorities. Then I’ve found out that they removed FSPH and moved to an international server as FreeStyle 2. I don’t have the full (correct) details though.

 

Then, recently, my favorite game is back but now on smartphones! I was so excited! I thought to myself, I can play the game again wherever I am and even before I sleep, and still can do my daily routines and obligations. It’s named Freestyle 2 Basketball Hero.

 

photo credits: Basketball Hero

 

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It’s almost similar to the old FSPH, though there are still a lot of rooms for improvement. It’s been 3 seasons since I started playing this addictive game. I’ve been playing alone (without any guilds) until I’ve reached level 38. They said that max level is 50, though I am not sure of it yet. Then, about two weeks ago, I finally found a club to join!

 

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La Salle Greenies vs. Zobel Junior Archers at 32nd SBP-Passerelle NCR Finals

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SBP-Passerelle’s two-time defending SBP division champion La Salle Greenhills is all set to defend its title at the national level of the twin tournaments’ 32nd season. But La Salle Greenhills will have to secure its slot in the nationals by facing off with sister school De La Salle Santiago-Zobelin the National Capital Region (NCR) finals.

 

The highly-anticipated game between the sister schools will be held on September 17, 2017 at the Blue Eagle Gym in Ateneo de Manila University. Also much-awaited to be is the battle between two of NCR’s top teams in the Passerelle division, Nazareth School of National University and San Beda College.

 

The winners of the tournaments will face regional winners from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao at the national championship game in December.

 

Third and fourth placers will also be determined in the upcoming regional finals. Competing for third place are Ateneo de Manila University and San Sebastian Recoletos in the SBP Division. La Salle Greenhills and Ateneo de Manila will battle it out in the Passerelle division.

 

Organized by the Basketball Efficiency Scientific Training (BEST) Center, the country’s premier sports clinic, the 32nd SBP-Passerelle Twin Tournaments are supported by MILO, in cooperation with Rain or Shine Elasto Paints, Chris Sports, and SKLZ. They provide a venue for young cagers to apply what they learned in basketball training and showcase their skills.

 

BEST Center is a Hall of Famer of the Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) for Grassroots Development and the only corporate recipient of the Olympism Award from the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC).

 

For more information about BEST Center’s classes and tournaments, call the hotlines 411-6260, 3723066 and 372-3065, email bestcentersports@gmail.com or follow its official Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/BEST-Center-Sports-Inc/66172039922.

 

Solane Boracay Cup at Balabag Basketball Court in Boracay

Solane, the country’s leading LPG solutions provider, recently held its first basketball cup tournament at the Balabag basketball court in Boracay aptly named the Solane Boracay Cup.

 

The event aimed to promote camaraderie and sportsmanship in a competitive and friendly game while encouraging a healthy lifestyle among its employees. The basketball tournament is also part of Solane’s corporate social responsibility program which seeks to help provide educational materials and school equipment to public schools.

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BEST Center Gives Back to the Community

The Basketball Efficiency & Scientific Training (BEST) Center, Philippines’ premiere basketball clinic, gave underprivileged kids the chance to enhance their basketball skills during a free two-day workshop held at Barangay Milagrosa, Project 4, Quezon City. The event was held as part of BEST Center’s community development program through sports.

 

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Participants were taught the basics of playing basketball in a scientific way, such as handling, dribbling, shooting, and passing. After the workshop, they were encouraged to continually practice these techniques to improve their game.

 

“BEST Center has always been an advocate of sports development especially in the grassroots level. It is our hope that by reaching out to the Filipino children through our clinics, we can inspire more kids to get into sports and lead an active healthy lifestyle,” said BEST Center founder Coach Nic Jorge.

 

The BEST Center clinics teaches kids the fundamentals of basketball and helps them develop good character and values such as discipline, sportsmanship and camaraderie through their interaction with coaches, instructors, classmates, and peers. Founded in 1978, BEST Center is an award-winning basketball clinic inducted in the Philippine Sportswriter Association Hall of Fame in 2007 for pioneering scientific approach of basketball training in the country.

 

Since its establishment, BEST Center has produced a string of top national cagers, including Chris Tiu and Keifer Ravena. The clinic has also expanded to offer volleyball training for girls. For more information on BEST Center’s classes and tournaments, visit its Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/BEST-Center-Sports-Inc-66172039922 or call telephone nos. 411-6260 and 372-3066 or telefax 372-3065. You may also inquire via email at bestcenter@gmail.com.

 


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Top NBA Trainer Conducts BEST Center Workshop

Students from select public schools in Metro Manila had a great opportunity to join a special basketball workshop with no less than Paul Fabritz, a world-renowned performance enhancement coach and skills trainer who flew all the way from Los Angeles, USA. Fabritz has worked with international athletes including NBA players Kobe Bryant, James Harden, Alex Len, and Derrick Williams.

 

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Paul Fabritz leading the workshop

 

Organized by the Basketball Efficiency Scientific Training (BEST) Center and supported by Chris Sports, with the help of DepEd Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Wilfredo Cabral and NCR Supervisor Joel Dionicio, the basketball workshop gave kids an experience of how top international athletes train to become the best in the game through the guidance of international coaches. It aimed to develop their skill set by instilling basketball skill-specific training and performance programs that focus on speed, agility, quickness, power, and shooting.

 

 

Joining Fabritz in the session were BEST Center’s seasoned coaches Edwin Barber, Eton Navarro, John Cusi, Jen Mondejar, and Marichu Bacaro. They provided kids with basketball handling and dribbling skills, as well basketball recovery exercises.

 

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Helping Paul Fabritz with the clinic were some of BEST Center’s top coaches

 

“Every kid has the potential to become a basketball superstar. Aside from having proper training and guidance, they must also have the determination and the right attitude to master the game. They have to keep training and never stop improving,” said Fabritz.

 

“It has been our mission at Chris Sports to help improve the sports development in the country. By bringing Coach Paul Fabritz to the country, we hope to introduce an international level of training for basketball enthusiasts. We are also honored to have BEST Center, one of the country’s pioneers and premiere basketball school, joining us in this endeavor,” said Chris Sports’ managing director Gilbert Tang.

 

With Filipino’s passion for basketball and the active support of agencies like Chris Sports and BEST Center, it won’t be long before we will have our very own Filipino players playing in the some of the world’s major basketball leagues.

 


 

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