OAKLAND, California (The Adobo Chronicles) – Just moments after basketball star Kobe Bryant of the L.A. Lakers announced that he will be retiring at the end of the current NBA season, The Golden State Warriors’ Steph Curry shocked the sports world by announcing he is retiring effective immediately.
“It’s a matter of knowing when to quit,” Curry told The Adobo Chronicles. “There is no better time to retire than when my team has achieved an all-time record start of 18-0 in this current season,” Curry added. “I’m just following the example of boxing champion Floyd Mayweather who has retired after a zero loss record.”
Asked what he’s going to do next, Curry said he will devote 100% of his time to his family. He has two daughters with his wife Ayesha — Riley (the press confererence darling) and Ryan Carson.
SAN FRANCISCO, California (The Adobo Chronicles) – NBA champions Golden State Warriors will hold a fundraiser to celebrate laglag bala, the now internationally-recognized extortion scheme at Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). The scheme involves the alleged ‘planting’ by airport personnel of bullets in bags of unsuspecting passengers.
The Warriors will host a Filipino Heritage event at a California casino on November 14, and will be wearing special edition “shooting shirts,” according to an announcement by event organizers.
In response to a query by The Adobo Chronicles on the significance of the shooting shirts, the organizers said the basketball champs recognize the extraordinary accomplishment by NAIA in putting the Philippines on the world map through the laglag bala scheme.
Proceeds from the sale of the shooting shirts will go towards the continued improvement and modernization of NAIA.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles® ) – The Armed Forces of the Philippines Reserve Command (RESCOM) has called hundreds of thousands of army reservists to active duty following the Philippines’ loss to China in yesterday’s FIBA Basketball Asia Championship game. The Filipino team, Gilas, lost the 2015 title to China 78-67.
The 2015 FIBA Asia Championship game was held in Changsha, Huna, China.
The Filipinos accused China of cooking the game through bad calls by Chinese referees.
The Philippines and China are embroiled in a territorial dispute over the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea.
Till yesterday, the Philippine government has been passive in dealing with the dispute, choosing to resolve the hot button issue through diplomatic means, including filing a formal protest with the United Nations.
Gilas’ loss — its second failed attempt in a row at the much-coveted title — was too much for the Philippines to bear, so it decided to bear arms instead.
“We’ve been trying our best to be sportsman-like in dealing with the South China Sea conflict, but it seems that the Chinese can’t be sport enough even in a supposedly friendly competition like basketball,” President NoyNoy Aquino said.
Among those called to active duty were Filipino champion boxer and Congressman Manny Pacquiao, a lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserve; and Internal Revenue Commissioner Kim Henares, lieutenant colonel in the Air Force Reserve.