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Friday, August 29, 2014

Pinoy basketball in the 1970s: A look back ( VIDEO)

MANILA, Philippines -- Before we start cheering for Gilas Pilipinas at this year's FIBA World Cup, let's take look back at an era in Philippine basketball when the country last competed in the world championships.

Considered one of the most important decades in terms of Philippine sports, the 1970s saw some of the country's biggest achievements in international basketball, including a gold medal finish in the 1973 Asian Basketball Confederation Championship (now known as the FIBA Asia Championship) and its last appearance in the Summer Olympics.

It was also in the '70s when the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) was born, paving the way for the likes of Robert "Sonny" Jaworski, Ramon "El Capitan" Fernandez, Atoy Co, Abet Guidaben, Philip Cesar to shine and become legends. Continue Reading at ABS CBN News

Video courtesy of FIBA