Friday, April 24, 2009

NBA Playoffs and my newest Idol

I always love coming to the US during summer time, well not so much because of the training sessions but mainly because of the complete NBA coverage of the playoffs. All the games are televised either on TNT, ABC, or ESPN. Everyday they show around 2 or 3 games plus pre and post game analysis and highlights.

Unfortunately, I won't be able to watch my favorite player, Steve Nash, this year because they didn't make it to the playoffs. I'm really sad about that because I love the way he plays. But on the upside he now spends a lot of his time blogging and sharing his thoughts on the playoffs and other personal matters like his diet through his facebook profile. Another good thing also is that my other newest idol is still in the running and at the top of his game despite being 32 years old.

Yesterday, I caught part of game 2 of the Denver - New Orleans series. I still can't think of the appropriate words to describe the game of Chauncey Billups. He is my newest idol of course after Steve Nash. I've always been impressed with his style and basketball IQ ever since his Detroit years but these past few games for him have been incredibly amazing! He has been displaying impeccable leadership and experience on the court. When he joined the team last November, he turned it around and created a winning formula! He can score, create, defend but most of all, lead a team that has players with quite an attitude (i.e. Camelo and Kenyon Martin). He hasn't turned the ball over in 12 quarters consecutively. He hasn't missed a free throw (14/14) in the two games. And shot a remarkable 12/15 from 3-points. My favorite facet of his game, is that he doesn't force his shots and scores only when he needs to. Plus, he can create his own shot.

I'm currently rooting for the Lakers and now, Denver. And i won't mind if Denver will go on to the NBA Finals and beat my Lakers since it will be a wonderful fairy tale for Chauncey after spending his high school and college days in Colorado then now going back to his hometown and winning a championship.

38 comments:

death_ether said...

I havent watched NBA for so long now.The last time i get to wacth basketball on TV was NBA all stars. I remember watching the tiny black guy (i don't know what his name was) win the Slam dunk competition. The guy even wore the neon green shoes. It was really funny because he beat the defending champion who was so tall compared to him. I don't even recognize some of the players when i played NBA All Stars sa laptop ng friend ko.
My classmate would always mention Nash doing something different with the lay up( with which foot to raise during the layup?). But yeah Nash plays like a monster.And he's definitely plays FAST.

faye said...

You're a terrific writer Chris! Nash is such a great baller, that I know, but you had me convinced that Billups is an awesome player as well by just reading your entry. He should read this! Good stuff!:)

(I just wondered if you really read all of our comments, 'coz you haven't replied to anyone.)

Anyway, Why not try commentating as well? You know the rules, you're good at players' stats... That's another one for your long list of "things you can do"! Hahaha!:)

btw, will you catch Pacman's match live? I bet you have free tickets. Lucky you!:) Find time to unwind but please stay away from Casinos. Gambling is bad. :) Take care!*hug*

ian laput said...

Nice thing to hear. I love NBA as i'm a Lebron James fan. Lucky for you as you can watch NBA live whereas here in Pinas, you have to stick with the TV coverage.
Anyweis, are you going to watch the Pacquiao-Hatton fight?

eena said...

Well GO LAKERS!!HAHA!!

glydel :D said...

Enjoy Your Summer Vacation CHRiS! take care & GOD bless you and your family :D

yokishinai tegami said...

chauncey Billups is the man! But i miss him playing for Detroit! So you're a Lakers fan pala. I go for Celtics. har har. lapit na ng Finals!!!

arrie said...

hey chris!great to hear from u!enjoi ur practices and goodluck!go lakers! =D

bren said...

wow! i'm also a nba fan. i'm rooting for spurs because of parker. i like the way he plays. he's quick. hope i could watch too. :)

ahly said...

hey Chris!

i'm a fan of KObe Bryant... =)
Go Lakers! =)

bTW,
Licealiz team won the game yesterday against Pharex! =)
doin' good!

enjoy! =)

take care! =)

Ceila said...

What's NBA??? Haha, just kidding. :D

Jerick said...

i really like your blog. there's no nonsense. keep it up. God bless always. ciao. :DDD

janine de gracia said...

.hi,chris.
.i watched NBA last time and i thought that Denver really works hard and is one of the best team in the league so far.
.it's sad to hear about Nash.
.but don't worry about it there are still more time.
.maybe it's not the right time for their team.
.Billups really carry his team.
.i like the way he play.
.he knows well when he needs to do good for the team.
.that's one of the important quality of a great PBA player.
.hope he still continue his great basketball skills and attitude.
.btw,are you watching Manny's fight?.
.take care.
.miss you.
.mua.

:))

sabria ü said...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Chris. I'd have to say, you write really well.ü

I'm not that much of an NBA fan, but I do watch it sometimes. Yup, Nash is great and so as Billups.

I'm just wondering, will you stay there in Vegas till May 2 for Manny's fight? For sure you'll cover it for Pinoy Records, well at least I hope you would.ü

Just to share with you, I visited Fabilioh's site again after so many months. I viewed the pictures of the finals as well as the bonfire and the ring ceremony. It's really nice to reminisce good and happy memories, makes me want to go back through time, especially because we all know that you'll not be playing anymore this season for the Ateneo. Anyhow, we know you're up for greater and greater things, and one of those is being the captain of the Philippine team.ü

I hope you'd soon blog about your games and trainings there in Vegas, just like when you were in Serbia. Looking forward to the pictures too! I'm also wondering if JV still is your room mate, or if someone else was assigned to you. Haha.ü

Stay safe, Chris. We miss you!ü

Erine said...

Hai.. I dont root for NBA as much as I did for PBA,PBL( of course..hehehe)and UAAP.. Well anyway, the post was nice.. Im well convinced that your new idol was as great as Steve NAsh..hehehe..GO LAKERS!!!

Im glad that you embeded your followers on your page..hehehe..

Nga pala,when I saw you at GMA's ad for their Summer FEature.. I thought that you and pacman cant really dance!!!(LOL!!)hehehe..

Malapit na yung fight ni Pacman di ba? Do you have free passes? Sana (if ever you have) You can post pics about the fight... MAs naiintindihan ko kasi ( And I guess the followers would also love too) pag binabasa instead of watching it on tv.. Sana you can post 'bout it..

HEi.. Enjoy your summer.. Di pa late kahit medyo rainy na..
Xiao..

Anonymous said...

eowzzz ..

honestly,im not a huge fan of nba .. & actually, bilang lan tlaga un kila2 ko ..
before c michael jordan lan ..
naun marami na mga 3 na cla .. haha

kobe bryant & dwyane wade are added .. (^^,)

keepsafe in Vegas!!
and as much as posible balance ur tym .. i know you can do it.!!
aja!! hehe

Anonymous said...

i love steve nash...

great baller.....

nice to hear(or read) from you again :)

love,
aye

weng10282000 (",) said...

hi!!!:) i watched NBA games before especially my favorite LA Lakers because Kobe Bryant is my idol. i really like he plays especially his three-point shot :)... but for now, i did'nt watch the games coz of my commitment... hopefully i could watch the games on TV if there's free time...

Keeping more on updates on your blog and fanatxt, chris and enjoy your vacation. take care!!!:)

P.S. Btw, say a warm greeting to pacman and goodluck on his fight against Ricky Hatton on May 2 (May 3, Manila time).

3xie said...

its really nice 2 see d NBA PLAYOFFS!!! :))

antonette said...

hi chris! how can we add you on facebook? if ok lang? thank you.

zelai said...

yay! billups is one of my favorites also, hehe!

Anonymous said...

I'm also a fan of nba!! i really like steve nash too! he is one of my favorite nba player. by the way, do you have your account in facebook?!

bhotyongnick said...

hi, my TIUperman!!!

love your blog today.

i know how you feel. you also inspired us in the same way they did to you. i really like seeing you play basketball and hosting as well. you're very good on these 2 departments. hopefully, i will see you more in tv. don't you worry, i am always here to support you. i will check your 2 idols and watch them play. i'm sure that your reasons are believable enough for me to watch them. always take care of yourself. i am enjoying my vacation here in cebu but will be back in manila on monday. stay happy and keep on posting us with your adventures in las vegas. hope you can already upload your pictures. keep safe always and love you much!!! mwuah!!! ciao for now!!!

Anonymous said...

whew.. i really dont know where you are now..but i know its out of the country, do you have a vacation? hey,dont abuse yourself for lots of commitments. a lot of us will surely be worried...
God bless..

chilax

anya said...

Woah. You're now in the US? Been globe-trotting, I see. hahaha. Do enjoy summer there. I hope it's not terribly hot like it is here.

Anyway, it's really great to hear from you every now and then especially since you've been low key after the UAAP season. Have you possibly thought of being a part-time commentator for the coming UAAP season? It'd be wonderful to have you back again. =P

Anonymous said...

hi!!!:) this is rhea!! i watched NBA games before especially my favorite LA Lakers because Kobe Bryant is my idol. i really like he plays especially his three-point shot :) I hope you'd soon blog about your games and trainings there in Vegas, just like when you were in Serbia. Looking forward to the pictures too! I'm also wondering if JV still is your room mate, or if someone else was assigned to you. Haha.ü

Keeping more on updates on your blog and fanatxt, chris and enjoy your vacation. take care!!! :)

Jerick said...

well, you haven't replied to any of our comments. maybe, you really doesn't reply that often due to lack of time. hmmm. anyway, God bless always. :DDDD

baby28 said...

i also love steve nash but not chauncy billups. hahaha:)) anyway, will you watch manny pacquiao's fight?:)

Anonymous said...

wow! i didn't know that ur a fan of Steve Nash. well, he's the best player for me, too. i like his playing styles, except when he licks his fingers before he shoots a free throw. haha ;)
what i like about him most is his attitude towards the game and his co-players. he was never greedy with the ball. he passes it if he can.

mikee2009 said...

chauncey is a great leader...
that is the reason why detroit as of now is struggling since they do not have a legitimate leader...

i also missed steve int he playoffs.. i was all year hoping that may spurs and the suns will meet again for a finals-like battle...


hope san antonio could get throogh and beat la.... peace!

almira said...

my uncle and his fam from US is having a vacay. they've been staying here at home for weeks, he was totally hooked with NBA, so i'm kinda into it already.

the last one i watched was when rockets won over trail blazers. it totally gives me adrenaline rush. i was like whoa! while watching.

i'll try to catch up the games of your fave cagers. :)

keep safe, captain!

Bianca.L said...

Hello,
Thanks for the update wee, I also loooove lakers so much, so sad I can't sometimes catch their games. Huhu, also some of your games, I can't catch moct of it...

francine17 said...

Ever since Chauncey's days, I've admired his talents. He's been a great and intelligent player. I do believe he can help Denver to win the coveted trophy.

But I still want LeBron to win it. If Denver wins, i'll be happy for them.

Good Luck on your training!!!!!


P.S. Will you be watching the Pacquiao vs Hatton fight?

Anonymous said...

Yee. Nice! LAKERS GOO! ;)

kimmmiiieeee said...

i'm also disappointed that phoenix wasn't able to get into the playoffs but there are other great teams joining. i agree with what you said about chauncey, he really had a great game.

Ling said...

Fellow Adidas guy din yung pick mo, Chris, ha? Well, Chauncey is a good ball player, he really changed Denver. He has more of a point guard than Iverson, which George Karl loves. Go Denver! Beat the Mavs!

During this playoffs, the player that made me notice was Derrick Rose, another Adidas guy.

clarissa said...

hey chris! i've watched the game of denver and dallas yesterday. den leads 3-0 against dal. have you watched it, too? what can you say about their game? since they were saying the referee was biased because of not charging foul to the den.

van jerwin said...

hi...chris tiu wish you all the best....hehehe nga pala ako ang isa sa mga avid fan mo...lagi akong nanunuod ng ripleys,pinoy records, yung commercial mo sa milo, sa commercisl ng "ako mismo", at saka po yung mga laban nyo ng basketball...... lagi ko po kayong susuportahan.... ingat po....(",)

Mich said...

Oh my. I'm also a Steve Nash fanatic. I've been a big fan of Nash since 2004 when he went back to playing for the Phoenix Suns. :)