Court Vision is back to bring you the latest in Philippine Basketball! In case you forgot what Court Vision was, well, it basically contains some interesting tidbits HumbleBola got from the internet for this week. It can be in the form of a blog, a video, or heck, even something as simple as a tweet. And what a week it was for Philippine Basketball! Trade rumors, the PBA Finals finally coming to a close, Gilas Pilipinas controversy, insane NCAA games, and our Pinoy ballers reppin’ the Philippines abroad in their respective tourneys.

Let’s get it started!

Age of The Kraken: We are living in the June Mar Fajardo era

Yoyo Sarmenta, SLAM PH

If you still have any doubts about the greatness of June Mar Fajardo, then think again.

If you think that the San Miguel Beermen can win a championship without The Kraken, then you’re sadly mistaken.

If you think he’s just like any other current PBA player right now, then you don’t value him as much as you should.

If you think there’s any local player better than him right now, then you’re absolutely kidding.

With a second MVP and two championships in one season, it’s definitely time to stop, assess, and realize the dawning of a new age.

My friends, we are living in the era of June Mar Fajardo. Read more!

The drought is over for AZ Reid

Jutt Sulit, SLAM PH

Beer flooded the San Miguel locker room as they celebrated the franchise’s 21st championship.

Amidst the fracas, AZ Reid was pulled into the middle for a television interview. And as he slithered through his teammates and the booze flow – as if he wasn’t already soaked – the dugout erupted into a chant.

“Best Import! Best Import! Best Import!”

AZ had lost the top foreign individual award to his Finals nemesis Romeo Travis. His teammates felt it should’ve gone otherwise. But AZ had bagged two of those already. His trophy case boasted of that plaque already. His eyes were set on a bigger prize – the cup.

“Forget about that. I got what I came here for,” Reid responds to the chanting. Read more!

9 years in the making: Jay-R Reyes savors first championship after long road to the top

Levi Verora Jr., Tiebreaker Times

Teary-eyed, Jay-R Reyes asked his wife and two kids to join him right behind the podium where the San Miguel Beermen were crowned PBA Governors’ Cup champions just a few minutes ago.

Reyes asked one of the Beermen staff to hold his smart phone, and take a snapshot of him and his family while holding the championship trophy — a moment which took nine years for him to savor.

There was a point in Reyes’ PBA career where he wanted to quit. After being in the league for so long, jumping from one side to another, giving his all, and still not winning a championship ring, Reyes thought of leaving.

Although every time he felt that way, he got empowerment from his family, and that boosted his drive to continue playing even if he was not getting significant attention anymore. Read more!


<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>One top Gilas player will not be given chance to reprise his role. Reason: management doesnt want to lend hum because he’s being pirated.</p>&mdash; snow badua (@snowbadua) <a href=”″>July 19, 2015</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>A team is pursuing an expiring (contract) big man who has a potential to dominate the league. This agile slotman is coming off an injury.</p>&mdash; snow badua (@snowbadua) <a href=”″>July 19, 2015</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>A once grand slam seeking team set to trade one of its top guards plus another player for a high profile player?</p>&mdash; snow badua (@snowbadua) <a href=”″>July 19, 2015</a></blockquote>
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Angel Velasco,

To put things in perspective, polarizing sports writer/ reporter Snow Badua was the first to hint at a possible coaching change that could greatly affect the PBA landscape. Today, Badua’s “tweeter hint” actually made it to the mainstream media, with no less than veteran sports guys from Nelson Beltran of The Philippine Star to Fidel Mangonon III of Spin.Ph writing about this quite sensitive and surprising topic.

“Tim Cone to Ginebra.”

That’s basically how we can best sum it up. It hasn’t happened, there are no announcements or formal statements yet, but you know what they always say about there being fire when there’s smoke in the area. When reached for comment, even Coach Tim said something along the lines of him “serving at the pleasure of Mr. Ang.”

Which means, it is possible. It isn’t true, at least not yet, but it is possible if San Miguel big boss Ramon Ang wants it to happen.

Will it work for Ginebra though? Read more!

Apreku, Luib repaying Letran coach’s trust with hardnosed play

Joaqui Flores,  Tiebreaker Times

If there is one team that is ready to give their all out in the playing field despite carrying handicaps, it’s the Colegio de San Juan de Letran Knights that certainly fits the bill.

Entering the NCAA Season with little to no expectations, the Knights are quickly turning doubters into believers as they handed the seemingly unbeatable San Beda Red Lions, the league’s five-time defending champion, a destructive 93-80 loss last Thursday at the Filoil Flying V Arena. Their recent win also gives them an unblemished 3-0 record with their two other wins coming for the likes of the Mapua Cardinals and the JRU Heavy Bombers.

It was the usual suspects for the Knights as seniors Kevin Racal led the way with 20 hard-earned points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists while Mark Cruz was all over the place with 16 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists and 3 steals.

Given the fancy stat lines, highlight reel drives and all, everyone knew that Letran won this game by thanks to the scrappy defense and “buwis buhay” basketball showcased by its two unsung players: Felix Apreku and McJour Luib. Read more!

 Kobe Paras posts strong numbers at Adidas camp, earns praise from

Adrian Dy, SLAM PH

UCLA-commit Kobe Paras earned some praise from Eric Bossi of US sports recruitment site, based on Paras’ opening day performance at the 2015 adidas Uprising All-American Camp, held in New York.

Paras, who will be a senior at Cathedral High School next season, was described as “a wing athlete with good size and some bounce.” Read more!

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