Veteran sports analyst and former Philippine Basketball League (PBL) Commissioner Sir. Chino Trinidad is one of the millions of Filipino basketball fans who's not hesitant in sharing his opinion about the performance of our Smart Gilipinas Team in the on-going Asian Games 2014 in Korea.
Yesterday, after Gilas' shocking game against Kazakhstan, which basically dictated their fate in the tournament, Sir. Chino commented about Team Philippines' last ditch ploy to shoot in the basket of the opposing team just to force overtime so that they can have a better chance of the winning the ball-game by 11+ points.
"Hindi ba nila alam na bawal mag shoot ng sinasadya sa basket ng kalaban? Hiyang-hiya po ako at ang milyun-milyon natin mga kababayan sa ginawa ng ating Gilas Pilipinas sa huling possession na pagpasa ni Jimmy Alapag kay Marcus Douthit na nag shoot sa basket ng Kazakhstan," wrote Sir. Chino.
You can read more about it in his open letter below:
To : Mr Manuel V Pangilinan
Re : FIBA Rules Application
Fr : A Grieving Filipino Basketball Fan
It has been exposed that you have sent the most incompetent of staff who led our players to the slaughter in the Asian Games. A celebrated head coach who doesn't even know how to read much so follow the basic rules of basketball.
Hindi ba nila alam na bawal mag shoot ng sinasadya sa basket ng kalaban? Hiyang-hiya po ako at ang milyun-milyon natin mga kababayan sa ginawa ng ating Gilas Pilipinas sa huling possession na pagpasa ni Jimmy Alapag kay Marcus Douthit na nag shoot sa basket ng Kazakhstan!
Ipinakita na naman ng inyong mga pinagkakatiwalaang mga tao ang kamang-mangan nila sa pag-intindi ng mga alitintunin ng ating sport na pinakamamahal.
Sana po susunod ay isa-isip at isa-puso natin ng buong diwa na:Nobody Wins The Price Unless He Plays By The Rules.
Lubos na gumagalang,
(PS As of 0831 hrs 29 September 29)
ANG TATALINO NIYO PALA E. MAGBABASA LANG KAYO E SABLAY PA KAYO. TINURINGAN KAYO MGA NAGSIPAG-ARAL E SIMPLENG METAPHOR HINDI NIYO PA MAKUHA.OR BAKA HINID NA ITINUTURO ANG METAPHOR. DI BA NASA IPINAGMAMALAKI NINYONG CYBERAGE NA TAYO.HANAPIN NIYO ANO ANG IBIG SABIHIN AT APPLICATION NG METPAHOR NG "PRICE AT PRIZE"
Some people chose to agree, while others felt otherwise. How about you?
BTW, as of the moment, we have not yet received any reply coming from either MVP or Coach Chot regarding this issue.