Nobyembre 10, 2011


the team prayed after the game.
September 09, 2011, a date I will never forget. Finally I was able to watch live Smart Gilas Pilipinas team play. That was two months ago at San Juan Arena, I was able to cheer for our National Team's tune-up game versus the team of Jordan. I am lucky to see them play together for the last time because most of the players joined the PBA Draft and now playing really well on PBA. *no news yet if the program will continue and if the former players will still play and represent the country.  

Pilipinas succeded to win over Jordan. Final Score: 80-71. 

Sulit ang panunuod ng mga fans na nagpunta dahil nanalo ang Gilas at binigay ng parehong team ang best nila, di sila nagrelax lang. 

We also watched the game for FREE. Yes! No entrance fee paid. ill be just sharing photos of the players with me. 

Please bare with my low quality photos. I wasn't able to fully charge my camera so my battery emptied before the game started. too bad. After the game fans waited for the players to have a photo-opp and here's mine. :)

with Don Don Hontiveros

Don Don is really nice and casual. I remember he even told my friend "nanginginig ka" while she takes our photo. He is also a Gilas player however he didn't played for the FIBA ASIA. Sayang. He just supported the team.  I also was able to have an autograph of him. Watch him play for Petron Blaze no. 7. Chris Lutz is also playing really well on same team no.3.

Don Don Hontiveros' autograph.
This is my one and only autograph from the players. It is not because they wouldn't sign one but because I don't have a pen and a paper. My bad :( That autograph above, I just tore a paper on my friend's filler and borrowed pentel pen from a fan. Since my friend came from school that day, she has her school supplies and she is lucky to have autographs from all the players. envy me! 

...sharing of photos (in order)
with Marcus Douthit
He is a naturalized Filipino. He didn't join the PBA Draft together with Chris Tiu.

Gilas to Barako Bull watch Dylan Ababuo no. 33 plays

Jimmy Alapag
now on Talk n Text Tropang Texters, no. 3 
with Kelly Williams no. 21
Ranidel de Ocampo no. 33
Japeth Aguilar no. 35

with Mac Baracael

no. 10 of Alaska Aces

Andy Barroca

no.14 playing for B-meg Llamados

with JV Casio
Unfortunately, he didn't play during the tune-up game. He is the PBA Draft Rookie Pick. He is now on Powerade Tigers no. 42. Feel bad i wasn't able to have an autograph. 

with Jason Ballesteros
no. 18 of Meralco Bolts

with his team mate Asi Taulava no. 5 
Asi is really nice to the fans. After the game he came to the fans to say thank you for supporting the team, some fans asked for a photo-opp, autograph, shake hands at hindi niya ito binigo. He even threw baller to the audience and the guy beside me caught it. 

with Marcio Lassiter
also a Tiger of Powerade no.13. 

with Charles Tiu
He is one of the coaches of Smart Gilas Pilipinas. Now he is also an assistant coach for Powerade. Charles is making his own name in Basketball. A younger brother of Chris Tiu. 

with Chris Tiu
He is one of those players I really look up to. Why? Read this Ten Things You Should Know about Chris Tiu 

I wasnt able to have pictures with the other players. Check here you will know more about PBA teams and the players. 

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