Men’s basketball team given ‘Agimat’

first_imgPresidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Photo from Nike PHTroy Rosario doesn’t really believe in lucky charms, amulets or even pregame rituals.But even the 6-foot-7 forward of TNT KaTropa was awed by a shoe giant’s send-off gift for members of the Gilas Pilipinas squad that will shoot for the Southeast Asian Basketball Association crown starting Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ View comments LATEST STORIES Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Who’s who? Blatche still confused Bulacan town gears up for biggest cookie jar End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendcenter_img MOST READ “The agimat is part of our culture and to read the words ‘Para sa Kadakilaan’ woven into the shoe design, it really represents the sacrifice of [Gilas Pilipinas] for the country.”It’s not like Gilas Pilipinas will need amulets against countries it basically toys around within regional competitions. But it certainly won’t harm the team to have a little good luck on their side as the competition opens.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Wildlife rescuers asked to turn over animals to DENR Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead “When I first saw it, I was surprised to see Tagalog words and phrases printed on the shoe,” said Rosario, referring to “Agimat,” the latest model in the line of Nike’s LeBron 14 shoes inspired by the part of Filipino culture that dwells on magic and mysticism.An agimat is an amulet or charm believed to bring its wearer good luck or keep its bearer away from ill-fortune.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new ground“I don’t really believe in lucky charms,” said Rosario in Filipino. “But I really felt a lot of pride in seeing our words on the shoe of one of the greatest players in the NBA today.”Shooter Allein Maliksi of the Star Hotshots felt the same way. Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going homelast_img

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