To Gilas fans I respect very much your support and enthusiasm on the win and efforts of Gilas.
But "Pwede na yan attitude" (this will do) is a clear sign of FILIPINO MEDIOCRITY – being happy & contented with a none bearing win instead of winning all 4. It also makes Filipinos stupid/dumb because there is really Nothing to be proud of – win or loose Senegal not Gilas will qualify in the next round of FIBA.
"Pwede na yan! (That will do!) – This kind of thinking makes us content with mediocrity. Whenever we say pwede na yan, we're saying I'm ok with so-so products & services, I'm ok with low quality or mediocre output. We all deserve better than that from ourselves & from others. "
Remember If we expect only the best from ourselves & from others, it will vastly improve the quality of every aspect of our lives.
Gilas clearly could have won all 4 games & enter the next round. It is not the player's Fault but Chot Reyes (coach/leader) END GAME DECISIONS was clearly a big disappointment. This is my reason why I no longer watch PBA since none of the current coaches are as great as Robert Jaworski, Ron Jacob and Baby Dalupan. Specially now that Manny PACQUIAO is now
Unlike Chot Reyes, Ron Jacobs and Jaworski did not get full support (financial/moral) from private & government,, Media exposure and time to prepare our national Team for Basketball.
I have always supported our national team since 1980s when only amateur players (no PBA & NBA) are allowed to Play in FIBA. The financial support was provided only by Danding Conjuanco
1. RON JACOBS & TURO VALENZONA produce Basketball Prodigies (future Players of PBA)
– Samboy Lim
– Allan Caidic
– Hector Calma
– Yves Dignadice
– Jojo Lastimosa
– Ato Agustin
– Pido Jarencio
– Ricky Brown
– Frankie Lim
– Ricky Relosa
– Elmer Reyes
2. JOE LIPA team
– Benjie Paras
– Ronnie Magsanok
– Nelson Asaytono
– Bong Alvarez
– Eric Reyes
– Jun Reyes
– Bobby Jose
3. ROBERT JAWORSKI, NORMAN BLACK and TIM CONE –
All had PBA Professional Player (like NBA are now allowed to play at FIBA) but was given limited time/resources to prepare for the tournament (Months only).
4. CHOT REYES – had full financial & talent support/resources (PBA & MVP Smart) with full media attention and Years of Preparation for FIBA.
Result is a None Bearing WIN and he spoiled our 4 best chances to shine -an upset win against Argentina, Puerto Rico, Croatia and Greece.
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