The dozen of you or so who care, know I have a few tenets in life:
- KSP Is The Root Of All Evil
- Pinoys have low standards
- Pinoys jump on the bandwagon because they are front runners
- Basketball is the only team sport pinoys are capable of comprehending
- Basketball is only #1 in the Philippines yet other countries that prioritize other sports routinely beat us.
- The basketball world gets along fine with zero contribution from the Philippines
I miss the presence of NBA Premium on my cable provider. It was included when I asked for the HD sports package three years ago. If I recall, their NBA coverage had zero local influence. Even the commercials were meant for a foreign audience. If we still had NBA Premium maybe I would actually watch the upcoming NBA Finals. Like the way God intended it to be viewed. The best basketball players in the world shooting, passing, rebounding and dribbling.
Instead without NBA Premium I am at the mercy of Sky Sports and Action . Yes the action is in HD unlike the NFL in this country. Despite that I am already subjected to typical brain numbing pinoy commercials when they go back to the game I am bombarded by onscreen tweets of people all saying they are for Golden State plus informing us how little work is being done at their place of employment. Makes you think they will get around to asking Leni Robredo for a quote.
That is the essence of Pinoy
saling pusa pakisama culture. Insert yourself in a place that you don’t belong. Which is exactly what Andy Bautista did, but I digress. Typical pinoy stupidity means shoehorning themselves into a swimming medalist in the 2016 Olympics , Infinity Wars and the recent Royal Wedding. Why am I not surprised they would do that in the NBA Finals? Jordan Clarkson emerged from a Filipino womb. That is it. He did not go to school here or train here. There is a story online that he wanted to play for Gilas. You know why it’s a story? He is not good enough to play for Team USA. You know, a team that gets angry when it only gets silver. Is your life really so empty that you have to go there??
I listen to sports talk radio 365 days a year. It is usually a great substitute for watching a meaningless regular season game the day before. Despite listening to Will Cain, Colin Cowherd, Bill Simmons. Dan Patrick , Golic and Wingo talk about the current NBA playoffs all the time I never heard the name Jordan Clarkson once. Those of you who actually watch the games know better than me than the Cavaliers are starved for somebody on the team to be a Robin to LeBron James’ Batman. Look at Clarkson’s playoff stats. He is a non factor in every category. In a culture that is starving for attention we have to celebrate a full grown adult’s entry into the world back in 1992 in order to attach ourselves to relevance in 2018.
Whenever I publish something in GRP that ridicules how useless pinoys are at international competition and how so much of their success depends on people who are not even pinoy I get told I know nothing about sports. That is rich coming from a culture that only knows basketball. I have seen six different professional sports in person. Five of them ( hockey, football, golf, basketball and baseball ) at the highest level. Besides all that, any idiot can tell you that a country that only focuses on basketball must be doing a lot of things wrong if nobody comes here to poach players. The same case exists in the local coffee industry. There is a disconnect between pinoy pride and pinoy reality. Bill Parcells says you are what your record says you are. The reality is the world does not pay to drink pinoy coffee or see pinoys play basketball. So what does ABS CBN do? They pollute their coverage with pinoys telling you they are watching the show you are already watching. That is a pinoy’s idea of additional value. Feeding the need of pansin somehow makes your sports broadcast more appealing.
Nobody cares about pinoys playing basketball. Either get better or accept it. Shouldn’t the best basketball be enough? The best team from the Eastern conference vs the best team from the Western conference in a 7 game series for the right to be the best basketball team in the planet. The basketball itself should be enough. Why should I care about who is watching, where they are watching and that they are not cheering for Houston? Pinoys are so giddy because the NBA Finals is the only championship game on Planet Earth that is not played locally that taho vendors can even identify. Emo pinoys have to insert themselves in a stage that shuns them. Other sports coverage do fine without it. Having to see this has made the coverage unwatchable for me. I choose instead to watch NBC’s coverage of the Stanley Cup Final. That is the world’s best hockey league. Fast, strong athletes dishing out passes, shots and hits. Zero mention of people of any culture inserting their thoughts where I feel they do not belong. No pinoy presence. After watching just a little of the ABS-CBN coverage of the NBA WCF that fact is quite appealing. The hockey is enough to hook somebody who wants to watch sports. Pinoys deep in their soul want the attention without any preceding achievement. That is why it was so easy to sell Noynoy as president. Despite being the only culture completely dedicated to basketball the NBA itself is devoid of pinoy influence for a reason. I will let you figure that reason out.
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