Before we can see those eyebrows, let's all hand down our defenses as we talk on why Filipino basketball fans should drop off their long-loved sports.
1.) WE ARE SHORT IN SIZE
Face it or not, basketball is a game for tall people, and when we say tall, we really mean tall. It is not enough to learn to just shoot the ball because most of the time, you wouldn't get free throws. Pinoy's are just too short for this game, be realistic.
2.) HEART CAN'T MAKE YOU WIN
On every Gilas' fight, Pinoy netizens unite on social media sites with the hashtags #HEART and #PUSO. As much as this could burn desire and spikes motivation for the players, it is just not enough to bring home the bacon, and sadly - it has just been proven. We are pretty sure that all teams all brought enough motivation for the trophy, but hey - wake up, basketball is not about the sukatan ng inspirasyon that your kababayans banked on you.
3.) MAKE BELIEVE IS BAD TO YOUR HEART
False hope is one of the most useless and wasteful mentality that one can posses. Gilas' recent thwarted effort surprisingly isn't enough to discourage die-hard fans. "Manalo matalo Gilas pa rin" - one fan said online, someone really needs to grow up.
4.) THEY ARE NOT PURE FILIPINO
Isn't it logical that the Philippine team should be represented by true Filipino and not by some just half-blooded foreigner, and worst --- naturalized? And they're like the Azkals who can't even speak our native language. It felt so irritating hearing them on television while they are interviewed by the local press - all talks in English. It's hard to believe that they are a Philippine team, it's so ugly if not disgusting.
5.) IT WAS A WASTE OF RESOURCES
Sending Gilas abroad would mean millions (plural) of Philippine pesos. Why not give this to some promising sports that we have equal footing like billiards, chess, boxing, etc. Why waste money to something that has only ten percent chance of winning - max?
Gilas Pilipinas had just win over Senegal with a score of 81-79, thanks to the overtime. "Puso lang talaga" - coach Reyes said on an interview over ABS-CBN, does it mean he agrees on what we are saying?
Just please someone stop this nonsense?