Sunday, November 16, 2008

Basketball Crazy 2nd Season 2nd Episode

The Basketball Crazy second episode took another crazy co host to spice up the show. Makisig brought in the on court serious Assistant Coach of the UST Growling Tigers who was quite a jolly person himself, Coach Beaujing Acot.

ABC 5 just recently created a reality tv show that gave the winner more than 1 million pesos in prizes. Former UE Red Warrior and team mate living in the shadow of James Yap, Luis Palaganas showed his worth as he bested three thousand other wannabe basketball stars to emerge as the first winner of MY MVP. He showed that he belonged specially as he scored 20 points in a game against the likes of Alvin Patrimonio, Vergel Meneses and Ato Agustin who are his boyhood idols. He mentioned that at first it was quite awkward to see play with them but once he got the hang of it he immediately went to work. Coach Beaujing Acot was also a part of the other coaches who worked with this event as well as other players who were part of the top 12 including former NCAA player Robby David and UAAP center Galen Cacha of UP. Luis mentioned that his immediate plans are to hopefully playing the PBL and eventually se this sights in the PBA. Good luck to first MVP!

The Cool Blazers is the sister team of the Pharex team in the PBL. The bulk of their team is composed of players from College of Saint Benilde. CSB Coach Piao Pedillaga together with CSB players Angelica Galan and Julie Ann Paras has now combined with NU players courtesy of Melissa Mandap and Risel Letigio. Normally the concern for teams like this is the chemistry of the team. Mandap and Letigio solves the problem at the slot since they bring their UAAP experience to the fold. Angelica Galan said that the Oracle-FEU Team is what they see as strong contenders since it is bannered by the FEU Lady Tamaraws who just recently won the UAAP Women’s title. The only thing they promised is excitement and hopefully they can do good in the coming WPBL. Good luck gals.

These two players had different teams last year. Remember Joe started out with the Toyota team of Coach Louie Alas and Joe became the PBL Unity cup MVP in the 2006 PBL season. Joe’s mom is actually the Filipino in their family and the only thing he mentioned was that he knows how to talk Filipino but unfortunately he knows only all the cuss words and that he cant say it on tv. I just added its okay since we are on cable TV. Joe eventually became the number one pick in the PBA. He landed a spot in Welcoat but he mentioned that he is quite more comfortable with his role in Alaska. He said that he is now comfortable with Coach Tim’s triangle offense which made him play good the last few games. He said he was focused when they played Rain or Shine since he didn’t want the fact that he was playing his former team give him additional pressure that would change the outcome of the game –luckily they won.

LA on the other hand doesn’t really know why he was traded and he said he has since moved on and let his game do the talking. He mentions that Coach Tim employs the triangle but gives him a lot of freedom in the way he plays. That way he has blossomed and played well the last few games. He also said that being compared to the once prolific Johnny Abbarientos who brought honor to the Milkmen is something that is hard to follow. He said those are big shoes to fill in. LA said that he is also happy to be playing alongside Willie Miller who is a joy to be with because he has a different approach to the game. Although he has learned a lot from his former team mate Olsen Racela, he has now moved on to become a player well respected in the league. Good luck to the Alaska Aces!!!