Smart Gilas – Pilipinas Cagers did earn respect from the Philippine Basketball fans and from Kobe and co. including myself as they managed to cut down the lead to just 9 points in favor of Smart All-Stars and the score did not reach 100. Well, that’s quite an achievement for the national team and I am really proud of them I hope they will qualify for the London Olympics 2012. Having said that, I still cannot get over this experience even though I did not watch it live at the Big Dome, so I thought of collating blog entries about the event.
For those basketball fanatic, enthusiasts, players etc. who can’t get over with the very rare All Star Weekend happened yesterday (Sunday, July 24, 2011) at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum, I collated cover stories and photo gallery from www.interaksyon.com the official blog site of TV5’s AKTV of the event for you to read related stories and see photos during the 2 day basketball exhibition game of NBA All Stars lead by Kobe Bryant against PBA Selection and Smart Gilas Pilipinas.
Read stories and view photos of the basketball phenomenon that struck the Philippines by clicking on the links below:
July 22, 2011 (Friday)
July 23, 2011 (Saturday)
- PBA players get once in a lifetime experience playing vs NBA idols
- Kobe, McGee, Durant star in SMART All-Stars dunkfest over PBA selection
- PHOTO GALLERY: SMART All-Stars vs PBA
July 24, 2011 (Sunday)
Reference and citation: INTERAKTV Official Blog Site
- Smart Ultimate All Star Weekend with Kobe Bryant and top NBA Stars versus Smart Gilas Pilipinas and PBA Selection (kalongkong.wordpress.com)
- Kobe Bryant Leads NBA Stars as Player-Coach, Thrills Pinoy Fans (bleacherreport.com)
- NBA vs Smart Gilas 2011: NBA Stars Win Close Game 98-89 (bleacherreport.com)