Monday, July 31, 2006

Jordan's Freethrow Tips

In this clip, Micheal Jordan gives some freethrow practice tools. The tips are great for basketball players who want a way to practice freethrow fundamentals.

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Ateneo Beats UE 82-75

Finally, Ateneo wins big! This time against title favorite UE. Although the Eagles have a 5-0 win-loss card most of their wins came at the dying moments of the game. This one was a more controlled victory though that started in the 2nd quarter with 8 points from guard Jai Reyes. But defense was the key as Ateneo sealed the area inside with a strict zone defense.

Saturday, July 29, 2006

An Inspiring Basketball Story

The game of basketball has lots of inspiring stories to tell but this one should be at the top of the list!

NU Shocks UST: 98-85

Every NU win is a shock to the UAAP.

It is not good to give NU an early lead. UST did not learn from the experiences of Ateneo, FEU and UE. Today the Tigers suffer a rout from the Bulldogs. It seems that UST wasn't ready for the first quarter on this one.

Another observation is that unlike other underdogs, NU doesn't collapse if they have the lead in the final minutes. But they collapse if they only a have a deficit of 5 points or less. A perplexing team indeed!

Every NU game seems to be must see tv for a hoops fan now.

Friday, July 28, 2006

720 or 540 Degree Dunk?

It really doesn't matter. Just an amazing play!

Lebron's Long Jumpers - Commercial

Why Hoops TV?

I love watching basketball on TV and this will be a place where I post my thoughts on the games I get to catch. Since this is a blog, I would also post on things that fancy me but I would make it basketball related as much as I could. Basketball is a year round affair in Philippine television. During July to October we enjoy the local college leagues like the UAAP and the NCAA (Philippines). College games are shown from Wednesday to Sunday.

Once the college season is over, our professional basketball league, the PBA, and the amateur club league, the PBL, this time gets underway. PBA and PBL plays from November until early June. While all this is going on, we also enjoy the live NBA coverage everyday from November to June!

The Internet has also been becoming a place for basketball fans since lots of short video clips of great plays are being uploaded to websites like Youtube and Google Video so we will have them here as well. I love searching the web and finding free videos available online is really great. These videos are not mine but are uploaded by the users in those video upload services. I cannot guarantee however, that they always be there since changes in these sites happen sometimes.

Nothing fancy here. Just a hoops fan sharing.