Posted by Sam (a.k.a.) Tuwid
Calm down people... Remember the Jones Cup of 2012.
That was the last time we won the cup bringing honor and glory to our basketball program back to our shores. It wasn't all rosy on our way there and especially when on our third outing we lost a game against Lebanon.... BIG.
This, after a very promising two wins against Jordan and Taiwan B.
Everyone and their brothers were declaring Gilas as toast and on the grapevine is the mob mentality on the works brewing and hurting the team with its negative spin on the situation-at-hand and if psychologically entertained by the unsuspecting soul would decry Gilas a farce and a failed lot.
A few posters here, high on the spirit of the new Gilas regime who've grown tired of the old, would not and did not allow this negative aura to get its claws to encompass and define Gilas 2. At this point... Only winning all the remaining games can get the Philippines the gold... and along our path, among others, were dreaded teams... Japan, Taiwan A, Iran, and the USA!
Everyone knows now how this story culminated.... the CUP, this became then and will continue to be a cool aid topic at the refreshment stands for years and years for us starved-for-basketball-acclaim Pinoys!
A little patience and we'll soon realize that everything is not lost and winning it all is still a high probability out there to be had. Just believe in Gilas.... Trust in the glow that indeed, we belong and deserve top billing in Asian basketball!
Heads unbowed, mark it down folks..... and even if Gilas do not forcefully barrel through the championship unscathed and will come instead in stealth with bumps, and bruises, and have tasted painful defeats along the way, reality is, Gilas Pilipinas in basketball Asia, is an elite nevertheless!
Remains to be seen... ..... ..... but I BELIEVE!
Go Gilas, Pilipinas. Laban!