“I’ve crossed off ‘beating the Philippines’ as a player off of my bucket list,” Coach Sopon says to me after the practice. “My mission now is to beat them as a coach.” Continue reading Basketball Diaries: The Ultimate Goal
This would be my fourth day attending the U18 National Team practice. It would also happen to be that this would be the fourth consecutive day that a player suffered an injury causing them to sit out a practice.
Maybe I was some kind of bad luck to this team.
It took me quite a while and some reader feedback to realize that most of you might have some trouble picturing who is who, which makes it harder to get a feel of what is going on in each part. Continue reading Basketball Diaries: Introduction
Cars were blasting their sound systems as they slowly drove by. Kids and teenagers were slowly moving in masses, most of them completely soaked in water. Foreigners were everywhere looking to get in on the splashy wet festival that is the Songkran Holiday or the Thai New Year’s.
But basketball takes no holidays. Not here at the Sports Authority of Thailand indoor sports complex anyways. Continue reading Basketball Diaries: Sacrifices
It was once again a long commute to the Sports Authority of Thailand’s indoor sports complex. I had to take a bus to get on a sky train to switch to another sky train before finally hopping on a motorbike to the building. Continue reading Basketball Diaries: Near, Far, Wherever you are
“Don’t you play basketball?”
That’s the question that the little scrawny kid wearing the numbers “01” on his pink jersey asked me during the water break of practice. Continue reading Basketball Diaries: Underaged
Here’s the final roster for the Men’s Thailand National Team that will be participating in the SEABA Championship U-18, held at Medan, Indonesia during 23-28 April 2016. Continue reading U18 Thailand National Team heading into SEABA Tournament