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Final words on ‘The Last Dance’
by Rick Olivares - May 23, 2020 - 12:48pm
Now, let me get this straight. I enjoyed the documentary. But as I have mentioned multiple times, the missed story — deliberate or not — have contributed to the discontent by some of the series. You can...
Ateneo cagers Tio, Padrigao look to gain inspiration from 'The Last Dance'
by Rick Olivares - May 21, 2020 - 4:01pm
We spoke to veteran Ateneo Blue Eagle point guard Tyler Tio and Blue Eaglets playmaker Forthsky Padrigao on what they thought of the documentary as it introduced the Bulls and Michael Jordan to them and what their...
PBA greats Caidic, Guidaben thankful for rare chance to play under Grand Slam coaches
by Rick Olivares - May 21, 2020 - 11:42am
To be a champion is difficult. But to be coached by some of Philippine basketball’s best minds is in many ways a great honor. 
'The Last Dance' Chronicles: Utah's 'Last Chance'
by Rick Olivares - May 20, 2020 - 11:54am
What was lost to history and can only be gleaned backwards is that certain NBA Finals was Utah’s "Last Chance".
Winners and losers from 'The Last Dance'
by Rick Olivares - May 20, 2020 - 10:59am
So the 10-episode event of 2020 has come to pass. The final two episodes of "The Last Dance" have been aired of this remarkable documentary and it has people all over the world buzzing. 
'The Last Dance' Chronicles: The Bulls-Pacers rivalry
by Rick Olivares - May 19, 2020 - 5:12pm
The Indiana series was one of the most difficult the Chicago Bulls had to play during their dynasty in the 1990s.
How the Bulls' 90s dominance reshaped the NBA's Western Conference and the league forever
by Rick Olivares - May 19, 2020 - 11:45am
During their 1990s heyday, Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls took down one top contender after another.
Kai Sotto and a world of opportunity
by Rick Olivares - May 16, 2020 - 10:20am
Kai is now going to the NBA’s G-League with a buzz that he has every chance to make it to the world’s best basketball league. Embrace this opportunity because he belongs to all Filipinos.
Kiefer Ravena, Kobe Paras banner Bo Perasol's All-Ateneo, UP Five
by Rick Olivares - May 15, 2020 - 1:21pm
Bo Perasol, who guided Ateneo to two Final Four finishes in the UAAP and UP to finals and semifinals berths, had expected choices and one not so expected.
'The Last Dance' Chronicles: Jordan's admiration for Dr. J
by Rick Olivares - May 15, 2020 - 1:03pm
Most basketball fans conveniently or unknowingly forget that when Michael Jordan was a rookie in the NBA, he was touted to be "the next Dr. J”.
Jordan’s mentality and settling the GOAT issue
by Rick Olivares - May 14, 2020 - 1:51pm
Over the course of the eight episodes of The Last Dance, we are either reminded or seeing up close for the very first time (by today’s generation at least) Michael Jordan’s ultra-competitive approach...
'The Last Dance' Chronicles: Those Jordan revenge games
by Rick Olivares - May 13, 2020 - 1:38pm
In Episode Eight of "The Last Dance", we saw a pair of narratives where Michael Jordan sought revenge on opponents.
The stories in between Episode 7 of 'The Last Dance'
by Rick Olivares - May 12, 2020 - 1:16pm
It is said that the Chicago Bulls didn’t have much competition; hence, their sweeps of many an opponent (except in the finals). Sweeping doesn’t necessarily mean the opponent was bad.
Former Toyota Tamaraws stars to grace webinar
by Rick Olivares - May 11, 2020 - 4:23pm
It has been 17 years since that reunion match between former PBA clubs Toyota and archrival Crispa. It has been 26 years since their last competitive match, but this fabled ballclub still remains popular.
Sports community comes out to provide for frontliners, poor
by Rick Olivares - May 9, 2020 - 1:59pm
During this pandemic, people from all walks of life are helping out in handing over food for frontliners, security forces and providing for the poor.
Norman Black names his all-time Ateneo starting five
by Rick Olivares - May 9, 2020 - 1:31pm
Black guided Ateneo to six UAAP title appearance winning five straight from 2008-12. He also took the Blue Eagles to Final Four appearances during his eight years in Katipunan. He also won a total of 16 championships...
'The Last Dance' is a certified global hit
by Rick Olivares - May 7, 2020 - 4:05pm
"The Last Dance" is not only the fastest-growing television series in the United States, but is also among the Top 200 shows throughout the world. The Jason Hehir-directed documentary is in demand 24.7 times more...
Tab Baldwin's six degrees of separation from 'The Last Dance'
by Rick Olivares - May 7, 2020 - 3:21pm
People might forget that for the longest time until he joined the Gilas Pilipinas team during the 2013 FIBA Asia Championships, Baldwin was a sworn disciple of the triangle offense that was popularized by Tex W...
In between Episode 6 of 'The Last Dance'
by Rick Olivares - May 6, 2020 - 2:50pm
Throughout the series thus far, we have seen the rise and continuous ascent of Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls. With much success comes a lot of pressure and we saw the pressure of being Jordan. 
Bernadeth Pons reflects on a life of optimism, flexibility, survival
by Rick Olivares - May 5, 2020 - 3:10pm
Volleybelle Bernadeth Pons is no stranger to struggles and challenges.
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