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NBA G League source bares requirements for Kai Sotto's entry in Orlando bubble
by Alder Almo - February 14, 2021 - 12:34am
Kai Sotto will need to pass strict NBA G League health and safety protocols before he could rejoin his team, Ignite.
Brian Shaw reiterates Team Ignite's support for Kai Sotto in Gilas quest
by Alder Almo - January 28, 2021 - 11:25am
Ignite coach Brian Shaw threw his full support but is unsure of Kai Sotto’s return given the strict health protocols inside the bubble.
NBA G League source: Kai Sotto's Ignite stint now uncertain after Gilas commitment
by Alder Almo - January 21, 2021 - 4:04pm
Kai Sotto’s NBA dream has to wait after answering the call to represent the country in the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers.
Kai Sotto commits to Gilas cause, announces plan to return home
by Alder Almo - January 21, 2021 - 12:11pm
Kai Sotto is putting his NBA dream on hold as he commits to playing for the next FIBA Asia Cup window next month.
New G League season nixes Kai Sotto’s plan to rejoin Gilas
by Alder Almo - December 22, 2020 - 10:46am
Kai Sotto’s Gilas stint in the FIBA Asia Cup is in peril as the new G League season will run smack to the qualifier’s next window slated in February.
Manifest It: New York Knicks' Filipino therapist's dreams are bigger than basketball
by Alder Almo - September 10, 2020 - 2:56pm
Six years since reaching the Filipino’s ultimate American Sports dream, Erwin Benedict Valencia is still waiting for a fellow homegrown Filipino to crack the NBA. 
Ex-Gordon's Gin import named Knicks assistant coach
by Alder Almo - August 12, 2020 - 11:35am
The New York Knicks hired former PBA import Kenny Payne on Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila time) as part of Tom Thibodeau’s coaching staff.
LeBron upbeat on chances to win MVP plum
by Alder Almo - July 22, 2020 - 1:22pm
James, who is in his 17th season in the league, is seen as the greatest challenger to Giannis Antetokounmpo’s back-to-back MVP bid. But that could remain a long shot with reports coming in that the 2019-20...
LeBron James reiterates mission to honor Kobe Byrant
by Alder Almo - July 22, 2020 - 11:48am
And as the NBA gets nearer for the much-awaited restart, James — in his 17th season in the league — is eager to resume his quest to lead the franchise to their 17th banner in honor of Bryant and his daughter...
Smith, Vogel debunk claims LeBron uncoachable
by Alder Almo - July 18, 2020 - 1:53pm
“I’d say more than anything he’s more patient now,” Smith said of James during the Lakers zoom call with reporters on Friday.
Waiters, Smith altering Lakers chemistry in positive way, says Vogel
by Alder Almo - July 18, 2020 - 1:38pm
The Lakers will be without key contributors Rajon Rondo (thumb injury) and Avery Bradley (voluntary sit out) when they resume their title bid in the Disney restart, but coach Frank Vogel is optimistic his two new...
Half Art, Half Amazing: The story behind the art of two Pinoy artists in Vince Carter tribute
by Alder Almo - July 11, 2020 - 2:49pm
One of those millions of fans worldwide who were captivated by Carter’s gravity-defying acts is Filipino visual artist Jayson Atienza. So when Carter retired last month and the NBA Canada came up with a digital...
Kai Sotto taps in-demand trainer
by Alder Almo - May 26, 2020 - 11:20am
Kai Sotto has linked up with NBA’s most sought-after trainer Rob McClanaghan as he prepares for his jump to the pros.
Kai Sotto compared to Kings' Marvin Bagley III by his TSF coach
by Alder Almo - May 23, 2020 - 10:19am
When asked who is the NBA player that comes top of his mind upon seeing Sotto’s game, Johnson had an interesting answer: Marvin Bagley III. 
TSF coach believes Kai Sotto can make it to NBA: 'It’s just a matter of when'
by Alder Almo - May 17, 2020 - 11:57am
For the past one-and-half year, Johnson saw up close how Sotto steadily progressed in his development under his watch in the Atlanta-based prep team, The Skill Factory National.  
Why the G League is Kai Sotto's best path to the NBA
by Alder Almo - May 15, 2020 - 4:27pm
Here are the five reasons why Kai Sotto's decision to join the NBA G League is the best choice.
This Fil-Am coach witnessed Kobe and Gigi Bryant's final game
by Alder Almo - February 26, 2020 - 2:08pm
Here’s how Kobe and Gianna Bryant’s untimely deaths impacted the life of Filipino-American basketball coach Joe de Vera.
WATCH: Parks catches fire in NBA D-League
by Alder Almo - February 5, 2016 - 7:45pm
Bobby Ray Parks, Jr. has developed into one of the Texas Legends' solid player off the bench near halfway mark of the NBA D-League Season. 
Parks hits career-high 12 pts in NBA D-League
by Alder Almo - February 4, 2016 - 7:11pm
Bobby Ray Parks, Jr. continued his impressive run in the NBA D-League as he scored a career-high 12 points in Texas Legends' 107-113 loss on Thursday (Manila time) against the Iowa Energy. 
Vipers spoil Parks, Jr.' 2nd career start as Legends fall short
by Alder Almo - January 30, 2016 - 11:55pm
Fil-Am swingman Bobby Ray Parks, Jr. scored six points in his second career start but the Texas Legends fell short, 122-131, to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers on Sunday (Manila time) as they ended up...
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