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Bente Uno: LA Tenorio on getting inspired by NBA players

Do PBA stars still get inspired by NBA players? LA Tenorio shares his inspired-by-Steph Curry moment in this clip from the third episode of Bente Uno.

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Bente Uno: LA Tenorio on his favorite NBA Finals performances

All-Star Analyst LA Tenorio names his top three favorite NBA Finals performances of all time.

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Bente Uno: LA Tenorio on a clutch player's mindset

What goes through the mind of a clutch player? All-Star Analyst LA Tenorio shares his insights.

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Bente Uno: LA Tenorio on Chris Paul's leadership

LA Tenorio talks about CP3 and what makes the Point God still effective at this point of his career in this clip from the third episode of Bente Uno.

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Bente Uno: LA Tenorio's Top 3 point guards

Who are LA Tenorio's Top 3 NBA point guards? Check out who made the list in this clip from the third episode of Bente Uno.

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Is LeBron James clutch?

Can LeBron James be counted on in crucial moments of the game? NBA Hype hosts try to disprove the misnomer that The King isn't clutch.

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Best power dunker: Kemp, Amare, or Zion?

NBA Hype hosts debate who's the best small player (Steph, A.I. and Isiah Thomas), best power dunker (Kemp, Amare and Zion), and best shooter with nerves of steel (Klay, Middleton and Lillard)?

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How to fix Pelicans, Bulls, Kings, and Raptors

NBA Hype hosts point out what needs to be done in order for underachieving teams, like the Bulls, Pelicans, Kings, and Raptors to break through to the next level.

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Bente Uno: Episode 3 with LA Tenorio

In the third episode of Bente Uno, NBA.com Philippines All-Star Analyst LA Tenorio gives 21 points on the San Antonio Spurs, point guards, and his favorite NBA playoff moments and Finals performances.

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Bente Uno: Episode 3 with LA Tenorio

In the third episode of Bente Uno, NBA.com Philippines All-Star Analyst LA Tenorio gives 21 points on the San Antonio Spurs, point guards, and his favorite NBA playoff moments and finals performances.

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Bente Uno: Norman Black on NBA's Mr. 100%

Known as Mr. 100% during his playing days, Coach Norman talks about the NBA players who give their 100% on the court in this clip from the second episode of Bente Uno.

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Bente Uno: Norman Black on positionless basketball

What's your take on positionless basketball? Coach Norman shares his thoughts in this clip from the second episode of Bente Uno.

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Nightly Notable: Nikola Jokic | June 12 (PHT)

Nikola Jokic scores 32 points to go with 20 rebounds and 10 assists.

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Top 5 Plays | June 12 (PHT)

Check out the best action from Saturday's games.

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The Fast Break | June 12 (PHT)

Catch up on a pair of Game 3 playoff action.

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On This Date: Mavericks win first championship (June 12)

On June 12th 2011, the Dallas Mavericks beat the Miami Heat 105-95 and secured the franchise's first championship. Terry led the team in scoring with 27 points and Nowitzki followed with 21 points and took home the Finals MVP.

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NBA Philippines launches three shows exclusive to Pinoy NBA fans

NBA Philippines recently launched three original series on the NBA’s global YouTube channel.

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Bente Uno: Norman Black on Lakers' bubble title

Many are saying that the Lakers' championship in the bubble should have an asterisk. Check out what Coach Norman thinks of the criticisms in this clip from the second episode of Bente Uno.

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Bente Uno: Norman Black on coaching a star-studded team

Would you rather coach an up-and-coming team or a star-studded team? Coach Norman explains his answer in this clip from the second episode of Bente Uno.

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Bente Uno: Norman Black on favorite defensive teams

Which defensive schemes does Coach Norman enjoy watching? He discusses some of his favorites in this clip from the second episode of Bente Uno.

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Bente Uno: Norman Black on top defensive players

Rudy Gobert won his third Defensive Player of the Year award. Coach Norman shares his own DPOY picks in this clip from the second episode of Bente Uno.

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Bente Uno: Norman Black on the play-in tournament

Are you in favor of the play-in tournament? Coach Norman Black shares his thoughts in this clip from the second episode of Bente Uno.

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Bente Uno: Norman Black on his Coach of the Year

New York Knicks' Tom Thibodeau won Coach of the Year. Coach Norman Black explains his personal pick for the award in this clip from the second episode of Bente Uno.

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What's next for teams ousted in the first round?

Last year's finalists Lakers and Heat both exited in the first round. What's next for them and the rest of the teams who failed to advance to the conference semis?

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Bente Uno: Episode 2 with Coach Norman Black

NBA.com Philippines All-Star Analyst Coach Norman Black delivers his 21 points on coaching in the playoffs, Defensive Player of the Year picks, and what it takes to win a championship in the second episode of Bente Uno.

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Bente Uno: Episode 2 with Coach Norman Black

NBA.com Philippines All-Star Analyst Coach Norman Black delivers his 21 points on coaching in the playoffs, Defensive Player of the Year picks, and what it takes to win a championship in the second episode of Bente Uno.

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NBA Hype Mic Drop: There can only be one

NBA Hype hosts pick their starting forward (AD, KG, and Dirk), the best go-to-option in crunch time, (LBJ, Harden, and KD), and the best clutch 3-point shooter (Steph Curry, Reggie Miller, and Ray Allen).

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Social Media Buzz: Utah Jazz grant scholarship to underrepresented kids

NBA Hype hosts take a look at Jazz players awarding scholarship grants to several underrepresented youth.

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Bento Uno: Gabe Norwood on his championship prediction

Who do you think will be the 2021 NBA champion and Finals MVP? Gabe Norwood shares his prediction in this clip from the first episode of Bente Uno.

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Bento Uno: Gabe Norwood on role players' impact

Are role players vital in winning a championship? Gabe Norwood explains in this clip from the first episode of Bente Uno.

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Bente Uno: Gabe Norwood on collecting NBA cards

Want to start collecting NBA cards? Gabe Norwood gives his tips for newbies in this clip from the first episode of Bente Uno.

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Bento Uno: Gabe Norwood on his most valuable NBA card

Gabe Norwood's most valuable card is not necessarily the most expensive one. He talks about it in this clip from the first episode of Bente Uno.

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Bente Uno: Gabe Norwood on Jordan Clarkson

Gabe Norwood correctly predicted that Jordan Clarkson would win Sixth Man of the Year. Check out Gabe's analysis of Clarkson's game in this clip from the first episode of Bente Uno.

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Bento Uno: Gabe Norwood on players who deserve a shoe line

Which players deserve to have a shoe line? Gabe Norwood lists them down in this clip from the first episode of Bente Uno.

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Bente Uno: Gabe Norwood on top role players

Gabe Norwood names his top role players who were vital for their team’s championship in this clip from the first episode of Bente Uno.

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Bento Uno: Gabe Norwood on best non-champion players

Who are the greatest players to never win a championship? Gabe Norwood gives his picks in this clip from the first episode of Bente Uno.

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Bente Uno: Episode 1 with Gabe Norwood

In the pilot episode of Bente Uno, NBA.com Philippines All-Star Analyst Gabe Norwood gives his 21 points on Jordan Clarkson, role players, basketball cards, and the best names to never win a championship.

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NBA Hype: Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony

The NBA Hype squad talks about which player can guard Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony passing Elvin Hayes for 10th on the league's all-time scoring list.

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Bente Uno: Episode 1 with Gabe Norwood

In the pilot episode of Bente Uno, NBA.com Philippines All-Star Analyst Gabe Norwood gives his 21 points on Jordan Clarkson, role players, basketball cards, and the best names to never win a championship.

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The Chris Paul effect

Throughout his career, Chris Paul has made a positive impact on the teams he has played on.

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Start, bench, cut: Damian Lillard

The NBA Hype squad discuss which players can best defend or stop Damian Lillard.

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How the scoring title was won

Looking back at how Steph Curry won the scoring title over Bradley Beal.

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Republika Huddle: Gary Payton and Shawn Kemp

Republika Huddle on YouTube tips-off in a huge way with the Seattle Supersonics' all-time dominant duo, Gary Payton and Shawn Kemp.

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All-Star Analysts: Predictions for the 2021 NBA Playoffs

NBA.com Philippines All-Star Analysts reveal their picks for each series in the 2021 NBA Playoffs.

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NBA Playoffs: East and West first round series previews

Intriguing storylines and things to watch out for in each first round series.

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Yearbook awards for the 2020-21 NBA season

The NBA.com Philippines squad is taking the league back to high school, handing out several awards yearbook-style.

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Jordan Clarkson, Jalen Green headline Jr. NBA Philippines Clinics Online

Utah Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson and 2021 NBA Draft prospect Jalen Green will join Jr. NBA coaches in leading Filipino youth through basketball drills.

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Top Indonesian prospect Xzavierro joins NBA Global Academy

Xzavierro becomes the first Indonesian prospect to join an NBA Academy.

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Kiefer Ravena becomes first Filipino to sign with Jordan brand

Gilas Pilipinas and NLEX Road Warriors guard Kiefer Ravena, former developmental player for the NBA G League’s Texas Legends, joins the Jordan brand family.

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Meet the starters of our All-Star Analysts team

NBA.com Philippines' first batch of All-Star Analysts give you an inside look at their NBA and WNBA fandom.

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Republika Playback: Breaking down Kai Sotto's game

Phoenix Suns coach Monty Williams offers his insights on Kai Sotto's skillset and strengths as a frontcourt player based on his highlights at the Basketball Without Borders camp during NBA All-Star 2020 in Chicago.

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Pursuing passion with purpose: Kai Sotto forges partnership with Smart

Smart Communications’ newest brand ambassador Kai Sotto opens up to reveal more details about his next steps as he goes on a new path in his international basketball career.

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No Easy Baskets: Five of the NBA’s greatest defenders

Who has been the best defensive player in the NBA in the last 20 years? NBA.com Philippines writers make their choices.

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Sixth Man: One-Armed Mamba

NBA Hype puts the spotlight on Kobe Bryant fan Kat Tan, known as the One-Armed Mamba, in this edition of Sixth Man.

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By the Numbers: Offensive output in the past decade

Players who posted 20+ PPG in the last decade basically doubled. Take a look at other glaring improvements in the offense department in NBA Hype's By the Numbers.

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Drawing Board: LaMelo Ball's hustle on offense

Charles Tiu takes a closer look at LaMelo Ball's hustle plays in NBA Hype's Drawing Board.

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Scoring the top dunks of the week

In this week's edition of Rate My Jam, NBA Hype reviews the top dunks of the week from Will Barton, Dennis Smith Jr. and others.

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Recap of trade deadline deals

A quick review of some of the deals that went down at the trade deadline.

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Breaking down Harden's playmaking

How does James Harden make the Brooklyn Nets' offense seem so fluid?

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What's the fuss with NBA Top Shot?

From cards, toys, jerseys, and now highlights—get to know more about NBA Top Shot. In this week's Sixth Man, NBA Hype features one of the first Filipino NBA Top Shot collectors.

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NBA Hype's midseason MVP

LeBron, Giannis, or Embiid? From the numbers to the narratives, the NBA Hype squad picks their midseason MVP.

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Rate My Jam: All-Star edition

The NBA Hype squad give their ratings on dunks from 2021 All-Star Day.

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Sixth Man: Rial Polog Jr.

Rial Polog Jr., who represents the Philippines in international NBA 2K tournaments, was recently crowned as Southeast Asia's 2K champion.

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NBA player nicknames

The league has seen plenty of great nicknames over the years, and some of them sound all too familiar.

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Best lockdown defenders

The NBA Hype squad talks about the best lockdown defenders this season.

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Who's your daddy?

The NBA Hype group tries to guess who the fathers of these NBA kids are.

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Justin Chua's lucky pair

Justin Chua shares that he only used one pair of sneakers during his recent training with the national team.

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By the numbers: Utah Jazz

To celebrate the Utah Jazz's 47th anniversary as a franchise, the NBA Hype squad lists down some interesting figures about the Jazz.

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Shoot or consequence

The NBA Hype squad plays a little game of shoot or consequence.

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Who are your All-Star snubs?

The NBA Hype crew give their choices for All-Star snubs.

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Adam Silver on international travel, league's financial status, changing NBA logo

NBA commissioner Adam Silver hosted a virtual press conference on Sunday (PHT) as part of the 2021 All-Star festivities.

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TJ Brillantes' collection of NBA memorabilia

TJ Brillantes, drummer of Filipino rap metal band Greyhoundz, gives NBA Hype a peek at his collection of NBA memorabilia.

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Greatest 3-point shooter of all-time

Ray Allen, the NBA all-time 3-point king, believes Reggie Miller is the greatest 3-point shooter of all-time.

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KD's comeback story

Kevin Durant has been one of the players who came back stronger than ever from season-skipping injuries.

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Luka Doncic vs. legends at 22

Examining Luka Doncic's career highlights and placing them side-by-side against highlights of 22-year-old LeBron, Kobe, and Michael Jordan.

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Who should take the last shot for the Nets?

If you are coach Steve Nash, who would you want to take the final shot for the Nets in a make-or-break situation: KD, Kyrie or Harden?

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What's kickin?: Jamie Malonzo

Young basketball standout Jamie Malonzo gives NBA Hype a glimpse of his sneaker collection.

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Rate my dish

The NBA Hype squad watches a few assist clips from this season and rates them from 5 to 10.

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Alternate East and West All-Stars

NBA.com Philippines writers create an alternate version of East and West All-Star teams made up of players who weren’t selected but are having impressive seasons.

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Doncic comes up clutch in Mavs' win over Celtics

Luka Doncic nailed two crucial triples late in the game to help the Dallas Mavericks escape the Boston Celtics, 110-107, on Wednesday.

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Chanelle Molina could be the first Filipino in the WNBA

Filipino-American Chanelle Molina moved closer to her WNBA dream after signing a training camp contract with the Indiana Fever (Video courtesy of WNBA/Indiana Fever).

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All-Star Weekend wishlist

The NBA Hype guys share who they want to see compete and win in the All-Star side events.

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Looking back at the 2020 All-Star Game

Reliving the 69th annual All-Star Game, which was a treasure trove of highlight reels from the get-go.

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What we love about the NBA

The NBA.com Philippines crew lists down the reasons they love the NBA: entertaining broadcast and Twitter community, players' origin stories and legacy, the games' impact off the court, and more.

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NBA stars born in the Year of the Ox

Naming players who were born under the Year of the Ox.

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Top 10 Plays | Feb. 17 (PHT)

Take a look at the top plays from across the NBA.

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The Fast Break | Best of Feb. 17 (PHT)

Take a look at all of the night's NBA action with the Fast Break.

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Nightly Notable | James Harden | Feb. 17 (PHT)

James Harden dominated with 38 points in the Nets win over the Suns.

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Lovebirds: NBA edition

The NBA Hype guys guess how long these NBA couples have been together.

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This Date In History: David Robinson records a quadruple-double (2/17/1994)

David Robinson posted 34 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists, and 10 blocks for the San Antonio Spurs on this day in 1994 against the Detroit Pistons.

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Top 10 Plays | Feb. 16 (PHT)

Check out the best plays from Tuesday's action from around the NBA.

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The Fast Break | Best of Feb. 16 (PHT)

Catch up on all the action from Tuesday.

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Nightly Notable | Julius Randle | Feb. 16 (PHT)

Julius Randle scores 44 points with nine rebounds and five rebounds versus Atlanta.

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Top 10 Plays | Feb. 14 (PHT)

Take a look at the top plays from Sunday's NBA action.

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Cedric Ceballos' blindfold dunk

The NBA Hype squad goes down memory lane to revisit Cedric Ceballos' blindfold dunk in the 1992 Slam Dunk Contest.

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Rating top dunks this season

Each member of the NBA Hype squad each give their rating for some of best dunks of the season so far.

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All-Star starter picks

The NBA Hype crew each give their picks for East and West All-Star starters.

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Aaron Black's sneaker collection

PBA player Aaron Black gives NBA Hype a glimpse of his personal shoe collection.

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Steph Curry moves up 3-point list

The NBA Hype squad breaks down Steph Curry's recent 3-point milestone.

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Recap: Golden State Warriors at Dallas Mavericks | Feb. 5 (PHT)

Kelly Oubre, Jr. had a career-high 40 points to lead the Golden State Warriors past the Dallas Mavericks.

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Draymond Green and other undersized bruisers

The NBA Hype squad talks about Draymond Green and how he influenced the return of undersized bruisers in the league.

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Top 10 Plays | Feb. 4 (PHT)

Check out the top plays from Thursday from around the NBA.

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The Fast Break | Feb. 4 (PHT)

Check out all the action from Thursday.

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Kobe wood sculpture

Ronel Arzardon, who began wood carving last year, shares one of his early creations: a Kobe Bryant figure.

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Who is the best NBA center of all-time?

Shaquille O'Neal recently created buzz on social media, asking fans who among Wilt Chamberlain, Hakeem Olajuwon, Bill Russell, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and himself is the best center in NBA history.

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NBABreakdown: Zion Williamson athleticism

Zion Williamson utilizes his athletic ability to finish strong inside the paint and protect the rim! #NBABreakdown

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This Date In History: Larry Bird's Jersey Retirement (February 4, 1993)

Look back on the day (February 4, 1993) when the Boston Celtics retired Larry Bird's jersey number.

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Eastern Conference Player of the Week: James Harden

Check out the top plays from James Harden's Week 6 performances that earned him Eastern Conference Player of the Week honors!

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Western Conference Player of the Week: Nikola Jokic

Check out the top plays from Nikola Jokic's Week 6 performances that earned him Western Conference Player of the Week honors!

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Top 10 Plays | Feb. 3 (PHT)

Buckle up for the top ten plays from the hardwood on Wednesday!

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The Fastbreak | Feb. 3 (PHT)

Check out all the action from Wednesday.

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Caption this: Player poses

The NBA Hype crew takes a look at some cool and funny photos of several NBA stars and try to give their own caption for each image.

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Rooting for the Spurs

The NBA Hype squad puts the spotlight on Marko Sarmiento, a self-confessed Spurs superfan.

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Name that baby

Members of the NBA Hype squad try their best to guess the NBA players from their baby photos.

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Legends who played for the Bucks

A look back at some of the NBA legends that proudly suited up for the Milwaukee Bucks.

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NBA's triple-double kings

Luka Doncic moved to no. 15 on the triple-double list, while LeBron James and Russell Westbrook, James Harden, and Nikola Jokic are among the top 10.

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Meh or Yeah: NBA outfit edition

The NBA Hype crew give their take on some of the most unique outfits worn by NBA players.

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Exploring Nico Salva's shoe collection

PBA player Nico Salva gives a glimpse of his personal sneaker collection.

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JDV's sneaker collection

PBA player and certified sneakerhead Joe Devance shares his personal shoe collection.

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Return of the Supersonics?

Former Sonics legend Gary Payton said he wants a Seattle team back in the NBA.

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Hometown all-time starting fives

The NBA Hype squad put together a list of all-time NBA hometown teams.

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Most likeable players

The NBA Hype crew makes a list of players who generate a huge amount of positive response from fans.

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Impressive rookies so far

The NBA Hype squad lists down five rookies who have impressed in the first month of the season.

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Top 15 stars who are 25 or younger

From Luka Doncic to Zion Williamson, the NBA is in good hands with the next generation of superstars.

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Tips for NBA card collectors

NBA card collector Carlo Arce shares his personal collection and provides tips for beginners hoping to get in on the hobby as well.

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Best clutch players in the league

NBA general managers reveal in a recent survey the top five players who they want taking a shot with the game on the line.

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Top buzzer-beaters of the decade

A quick look at some of the best buzzer-beating plays of the past decade.

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Who will win MVP and Rookie of the Year?

Based on the recent NBA General Managers' survey, Giannis Antetokounmpo is the most likely to win the MVP award, while LaMelo Ball is the top choice to win Rookie of the Year honors.

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Players due for a breakout season

The NBA Hype squad lists down some of the players they believe are due for a breakout season, such as Denver's Michael Porter Jr. and Chicago's Coby White.

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What's next for Kyle Kuzma?

LeBron James believes Lakers teammate Kyle Kuzma is ready to take a big leap this season.

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NBA players with most to prove this season

It's still early in the NBA season, but several players are already on a roll and performing with a chip on their shoulders.

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Barea's farewell from Mavs

JJ Barea, who spent 14 years of his NBA career with the Dallas Mavericks, got emotional after the franchise waived him this season.

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Funko Pop NBA collector

Long Kuan, an avid NBA fan who works in the IT business, has a massive Funko Pop collection.

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Best players at every position

The recent results of the NBA.com General Managers' survey reveal who the best players from each position are.

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Simmons as next LBJ?

Dwight Howard, who moved to the Philadelphia 76ers during the offseason, compared teammate Ben Simmons to a "young LeBron James" with his playmaking.

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McFarlane NBA toys collection

Pinoy fan Angelo Nicdao shares his personal collection of McFarlane NBA figures.

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Lakers vs. Non-Lakers

Who wins a game between a Lakers squad that has Shaq, Magic, Kobe, LeBron, and Kareem and non-Lakers team composed of Curry, Jordan, Bird, Duncan, and Olajuwon?

Season Preview

2020-21 NBA Season Preview: Burning questions for all 30 teams

The NBA.com Philippines squad answers burning questions for all 30 NBA teams.

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