The on-going Fiba World Cup in Spain is very exciting. Every game is important because each competing teams from 24 different countries are aiming to make it to the round of 16. The Gilas Pilipinas is the country’s bet failed to make it to the round of 16 after the 4th losing straight. The only hope is to beat the team from Puerto Rico. The Gilas Pilipinas did well in the first three quarters but failed to maintain their lead in the fourth quarter. It was an exciting game because the Gilas Pilipinas are playing so well, is just that they passed out in the last few seconds.
Though the country’s pride Gilas Pilipinas did not make it to the round of 16, to us Filipinos they are the champion. They played so well in their games. They give their best and fight with their hearts. I guess this is not the time for us to shine in the world of basketball. However, the Gilas Pilipinas have shown to the world what we are capable of and the Gilas Pilipinas scared them of how they play basketball. This is the first time that the country qualifies to compete with the world’s best in the last 35 years. To be able to be there and play is an achievement already. Win or loss, the Gilas PIlipinas is the champion in every Filipinos heart. Long live Gilas Pilipinas.