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The Dirty dozen is out.

Are we surprised? Maybe not. Yung iba, siyempre hoping na napasama yung mga manok nila. Well, of course Jordan Clarkson could've been the surprise of all surprises had he made it to the Final 12.

So, kaya ba?
I want to believe, yes. Kaya natin yan. Okay 'tong line-up ni Coach Tab. Walang pabebe dito. Lahat dito kayang makipag-palitan ng mukha. Kahit sino handa nang isabuhay ang mga katagang "ang mamatay nang dahil sa'yo". Sa pratice palang, pucha, pamatay na yan for sure. Lalu na sa mismong FIBA Asia game day.

Andyan pa din yung mga punang: Ay dapat si June Mar Fajardo andyan. O di kaya'y Gurang na si Asi at Don Don, anu ba yan?!. At mga walang kamatayang pagsusumamo na sana si Paul Lee nalang, bakit wala si Lassiter?! Move on na tayo mga ka-fans. Hayaan na natin sila na hindi tumugon sa tawag at hamon ng Gilas. We can't help but compare these 12 to the most famous 12. Para silang mga disciples ni Jesus Christ noong panahon. Bakit, yung mga "chosen ones" ba ni Jesus noon ay yung mga pinakasikat sa Nazareth? Sila ba yung mga pinakamatalino na lalaki noong panahon. Malamang hindi nga. Pero sila yung tumugon. The mere willingness to answer the call was the sole prerequisite then. Ganun din sa Gilas. Many were called (very disappointing that some didn't even bother to show up). Now the twelve are chosen.

For now let us all live in the present and leave all the other issues behind. Magtiwala tayo sa piniling labingdalawa. Let's rally behind them. We are thankful for this dozen of brave warriors preparing for one hell of a battle. With the sole objective of bringing home the gold and make it to Rio next year.

Laban Pilipinas! Puso!

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