Where Were You When: Jimmy Broke the Curse?

#WWYW looks back at the most iconic moments in Philippine basketball history. As Gilas sets to make history again, we go back and remember the times they made the world stop spinning for a second, maybe more. We re-tell these stories, with the assistance of the guys who did it, who saw it, who were there.

For this episode, we go back to 2013. We go back to a call a coach made, a team formed, a program re-started, a National Team given new life. With the FIBA Asia Championship being held in Manila, the Philippine Team had some new faces reppin, but the same old ghosts haunting. The scenario was eerily familiar: all or nothing, with Korea in the way. In the dying moments of the fourth quarter of the semifinal, we had the ball, the lead, the homecourt advantage. They had great shooters, experience, and a lifetime worth of history when it came to breaking Filipino hearts. But, we also had Jimmy lining up a dagger from straight away. You know the rest.

Where Were You When Jimmy Broke The Curse?

Where Were You When is a video series produced by SLAM Philippines and Buhay Basket in partnership with Smart Sports.

 

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