Head to the five-second mark of the video, unless you don't want to see a player brutally knocked out with one punch in a move reminiscent of Kermit Washington on Rudy Tomjanovich. (And if you don't, definitely don't watch the replay of the punch at 0:28.)
[TACLOBAN, Philippines—Some kids playing basketball on a makeshift hoop in a village wrecked by Typhoon Haiyan. Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images]
Released from his second go-round with the Knicks last year, former first-round pick Renaldo Balkman finally caught on with a team in December. He signed with the Petron Blaze Boosters of the Philippine Basketball Association, and has apparently been playing well. But in a game tonight (time differences and all),…
Dennis Rodman's father, an air force pilot, abandoned his family when Dennis was just three years old. He moved to the Philippines and opened a bar. (He now runs Rodman's Rainbow Obamaburger restaurant.) After playing an exhibition game in Manila yesterday, Dennis finally met Philander Rodman Jr., sort of: they "only…
Manny Pacquiao fights Timothy Bradley, Jr. next month, and because it's not Mayweather, no one really cares. But Pacquiao has found another, more novel way of making headlines: speaking out against same-sex marriage at a time when the country is talking about little but. (Even Nets owner Jay-Z has weighed in.)
The Philippines is a nation crazy about basketball. Sick of always losing to China in the FIBA Asia Championships, which act as qualifiers for the Olympics and World Championships, the country has taken advantage of some lax laws on citizenship to stock their team with talent from around the world. It doesn't matter…
Pretty Boy is still catching heat for his tirade against Manny Pacquiao, as well he should. But don't criticize him because it was offensive. Criticize him because he got his stereotypes all wrong.
In sports, everyone is a winner—some people just win better than others. Like Manny Pacquiao, the boxer on the cusp of winning a congressional seat in his native Philippines, thus giving him a position of prominence in two criminal rackets.
Wynne "Tiny" Arboleda of the Philippine Basketball Association has been suspended for the entire 2009-10 season after he went all Daniel Plainview on a fan during a game. At least he'll have more time to work on his rap album.