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Norwood poster on Scola nominated for FIBA Dunk of the Decade

Jun 11, 2020 - 7:10 PM

The one-handed rack attack of former Gilas captain Gabe Norwood in the 2014 FIBA World Cup still stays up there

Photo from FIBA

Norwood a game-time decision for Gilas vs Congo in Spain

Aug 09, 2019 - 11:13 PM

Gabe Norwood continues to nurse a mild groin injury that sidelined him in a friendly match against Ivory Coast

UNCERTAIN. Gabe Norwood may miss another game for Gilas Pilipinas in Spain. Photo from FIBA

WATCH: Joy of playing for Gilas never gets old for Norwood

Aug 06, 2019 - 8:47 PM

Gabe Norwood's love for basketball has only grown deeper since he became a part of Gilas Pilipinas more than a decade ago

OLD RELIABLE. Gabe Norwood will look to provide his leadership and experience for Gilas Pilipinas in his second FIBA World Cup. Photo from FIBA

Norwood wants Gilas to savor moment in FIBA World Cup bid

Feb 20, 2019 - 6:10 PM

Having been to the World Cup in 2014, the veteran forward hopes this new batch of the national team gets the chance to experience the same things he did

VETERAN. Gabe Norwood looks to help the Philippines reach the World Cup for the second straight time. Photo from FIBA

Gabe Norwood feels bad for Jordan Clarkson

Aug 27, 2018 - 4:29 PM

The Cleveland Cavalier is still winless with the Philippine men's basketball team in the 2018 Asian Games

CLOSING OUT GAMES. Gabe Norwood (right) thinks the rest of the Nationals could do more to help Jordan Clarkson in the endgame. Photos by Adrian Portugal

Worth the risk: Jordan Clarkson takes final PH spot

Aug 10, 2018 - 10:27 PM

The Philippine men's basketball team holds on to the slim chance that the Filipino-American NBA player can suit up for the 2018 Asian Games

NO GUARANTEE. Jordan Clarkson has yet to get cleared, but national team coach Yeng Guiao takes a chance on him anyway. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Aguilar, Norwood admit emotions got in the way in FIBA brawl

Jul 03, 2018 - 4:50 PM

Gilas forward Japeth Aguilar is first to apologize to the Australian team and the basketball community

APOLOGIES. Gabe Norwood and Japeth Aguilar share their thoughts on social media regarding the "emotional" incident. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

LOOK: Amer, Norwood, Fajardo stay calm amid chaos

Jul 03, 2018 - 1:53 PM

Netizens praise Baser Amer, Gabe Norwood and June Mar Fajardo for not engaging in the Philippine-Australia brawl

PEACEFUL TRIO. (from left to right) team captain Gabe Norwood, Gilas Pilipinas elite team debutant Baser Amer and 4-time PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo are the last men standing after the brawl. Photos by Josh Albelda/Rappler (Norwood and Fajardo) and PSC-POC media (Amer)

Gabe Norwood unfazed when Gilas battles Australia: 'We're world class now'

Feb 19, 2018 - 3:28 PM

Norwood believes there is no reason for Gilas Pilipinas to be intimidated against Australia, after all the Philippines has played in the 2014 World Cup

NO INTIMIDATION. Gabe Norwood says Gilas Pilipinas will go hard against powerhouse Australia. Photo from FIBA

Present meets the future as Gilas Pilipinas practice resumes

Jan 08, 2018 - 9:27 PM

Players from the PBA, collegiate and high school ranks gather as practice resumes for Gilas' next game against Australia

PRESENT MEETS FUTURE. National team players gathered in what Chot Reyes called 'perhaps the largest gathering of multi-generational talent' in the country's history. Photo from Chot Reyes' Twitter account

In epic slaying of China, Gilas Pilipinas shows it can and will fight back

Aug 10, 2017 - 6:06 PM

Every once in a while Gilas Pilipinas plays a magical game On August 9 2017 – 24 hours to the day since they took down South Korea 4 years ago – they did it again

LETHAL BACKCOURT. Jayson Castro and Terrence Romeo step up for Gilas Pilipinas to finally take down China. Photo from

Norwood inserted into 24-man Gilas pool for FIBA Asia Cup

Jul 08, 2017 - 6:14 PM

Coach Chot Reyes releases the 24 man pool from which he will select his final 12 men for the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup

ONE MORE ROUND? Gabe Norwood may see action again for Gilas Pilipinas after his inclusion to the 24-man pool for the FIBA Asia Cup. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Norwood, De Ocampo proud of new Gilas generation

May 19, 2017 - 12:06 AM

Gabe Norwood and Ranidel De Ocampo are on hand as the Philippines secures FIBA Asia Cup and Asian Qualifiers slots

PROUD. Gabe Norwood (L) celebrates with his Gilas brothers after winning the SEABA tilt. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

‘We need to stay together’: Rain or Shine grapples with near elimination

Sep 10, 2016 - 9:57 PM

Known as a standard for consistency in the PBA the Elasto Painters enter unfamiliar territory on the brink of missing the playoffs

NEAR ELIMINATION. Gabe Norwood (R) admits Rain or Shine is struggling to deal with unfamiliar territory of possibly missing the playoffs for the first time in 4 years. Photo from PBA Images

Gilas Pilipinas: defeated, but unbroken

Jul 08, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Gilas Pilipinas may have a different lineup next time but the team has shown the ability to rise up from adversity time and again

Gilas in pain, but ‘can’t stop being proud’ - Norwood

Jul 07, 2016 - 1:00 AM

Norwood says that the amount of hard work the team put in entering the tourney makes the defeat tougher to handle

Gilas Pilipinas, I choose you!

Jul 03, 2016 - 5:15 PM

Meet the 12 men of Gilas Pilipinas for the 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament

The impact of Muhammad Ali on Gabe Norwood

Jun 09, 2016 - 6:19 PM

The 31 year old Norwood named his eldest son Cassius after the boxing legend whose life touched many around the world

Is there a resemblance in the games of Ray Parks and Gabe Norwood?

May 26, 2016 - 5:46 PM

Baldwin notes some similarities between both players particularly on the defensive end

WATCH: Highlights of Gilas practice; June Mar the 3-point threat?

May 25, 2016 - 6:00 PM

June Mar Fajardo Calvin Abueva and even Tab Baldwin wax hot from downtown while Terrence Romeo and Kiefer Ravena show some teamwork in drills

Norwood excited by possibility of guarding NBA players Batum, Wiggins

Feb 01, 2016 - 12:32 PM

I think the countries that are here are going to go back and tell everyone they come in contact with that basketball is the heart of this country says Norwood

Gabe Norwood hopes brother Jordan will increase NFL popularity in Philippines

Jan 31, 2016 - 2:52 PM

Norwood plans on flying out to Santa Clara to watch his brother compete in Super Bowl 50

LOOK: Gabe Norwood congratulates brother Jordan for reaching NFL Super Bowl

Jan 25, 2016 - 10:08 AM

Jordan Norwood finished the AFC Championship Game with two catches

WATCH: Gabe Norwood throws down alley-oop in Rain or Shine win

Dec 26, 2015 - 5:25 PM

Gabe Norwood puts an exclamation mark on Rain or Shine s quarterfinal win over the Blackwater Elite

TOUCHDOWN. Gabe Norwood shows why he is one of the most explosive dunkers in the PBA today. File photo by PBA Images

PBA names Olympic Qualifier Gilas player pool, pledges full support

Oct 14, 2015 - 3:37 PM

The PBA will adjust the schedule of the Governors Cup in efforts to fully support Gilas Pilipinas as it chases a slot at the 2016 Summer Olympics

SUPPORT. The PBA has vowed its full support to Gilas Pilipinas as they attempt to make the 2016 Rio Olympics. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Gilas ‘hurting’ over FIBA Asia loss to China

Oct 05, 2015 - 3:17 AM

There’s nobody in there that feels content with the result or the performance says Gilas coach Tab Baldwin

SILVER. Gilas Pilipinas once again made it to the gold medal match, only to fall short at the finish line once more. Photo from FIBA

WATCH: Gabe Norwood denies Ailin Guo’s layup

Oct 03, 2015 - 11:23 PM

The Philippines may have settled for silver but they went down swinging as evidenced by this Gabe Norwood block

NOT IN MY HOUSE. Gabe Norwood of Gilas Pilipinas threw a block party and invited China’s Ailun Guo. Photo from FIBA

Gilas 'fortunate' to beat Japan, but that's better than being unlucky

Oct 03, 2015 - 12:31 AM

We were fortunate admits Gilas Pilipinas coach Tab Baldwin The Philippines will hope to stretch their good fortune one more night against China

UNDERDOGS. Gilas Pilipinas has played the underdog role the whole way, which is a role they appear comfortable in. Photo from FIBA

WATCH: Gabe Norwood throws down two-handed dunk vs Lebanon

Oct 01, 2015 - 11:59 PM

Gabe Norwood of Gilas Pilipinas scores two points the emphatic way

THROW DOWN. Gabe Norwood threw down a presidential dunk against Lebanon. Photo from FIBA

WATCH: De Ocampo throws it down versus Hong Kong at FIBA Asia

Sep 24, 2015 - 12:59 PM

Hong Kong could not stop Ranidel De Ocampo from this booming dunk

Photo from FIBA

Jordan Norwood, brother of Gilas player Gabe, makes NFL return

Sep 14, 2015 - 8:30 AM

Filipino American wide receiver Jordan Norwood caught two passes for 25 yards in his first regular season appearance since 2012

BACK TO THE BIG LEAGUE. Jordan Norwood is taken down after a 15-yard reception against the Ravens. Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images/AFP

Gilas vs Russia: A postscript

Sep 01, 2015 - 7:57 PM

Gilas Pilipinas showed heart and toughness in outscoring and outmuscling when needed Russian team Spartak Primorye

WINNING. Gilas Pilipinas survived a rough rumble with a Russian side to move to 2-1 in the 37th William Jones Cup. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Gilas excited to have Clarkson in practice despite uncertainty

Aug 27, 2015 - 2:15 PM

Amid the uncertainty of Jordan Clarkson’s participation his presence and desire to play brings a positive energy to Gilas Pilipinas

POSITIVE ENERGY. Jordan Clarkson, though not assured to suit up for Gilas Pilipinas, brings a positive energy to the team as he attends practice. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

List of PBA players requested for Gilas pool revealed

Aug 03, 2015 - 4:03 PM

The names of 16 players requested by Tab Baldwin for the Gilas pool have been revealed with familiar names missing and new names included

NEXT ERA. June Mar Fajardo was one of the players requested by Tab Baldwin for the Gilas pool. Photo from FIBA

Gilas coach Baldwin: Meetings with PBA team owners ‘very positive’

Jun 20, 2015 - 8:03 PM

Tab Baldwin says the pool composition will have many holdovers that have competed internationally over the past two years

File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Norwood hurt, frustrated over PBA Finals loss

May 01, 2015 - 8:39 PM

Gabe Norwood who didn t shoot well in Game 7 feels he let the team down

DISAPPOINTED. Gabe Norwood feels frustrated over another runner-up finish for the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters. File photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA suspends referee for error in ROS-Meralco game 1

Apr 01, 2015 - 4:51 PM

Referee Art Herrera is suspended 5 game days for an error in mechanics and judgment in changing a call in game 1 of the ROS MERALCO semifinal series

A PBA referee was suspended for an error in judgment over a shot taken by Rain or Shine's Gabe Norwood in Game 1 their semifinals series vs Meralco. File photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Rain or Shine downs Alaska behind Norwood's clutch play

Feb 20, 2015 - 11:02 PM

Gabe Norwood stepped up in Paul Lee s absence creating offense late in the game to seal the victory

Gabe Norwood's clutch shooting propelled the Painters past the Aces. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Rain or Shine wins Christmas duel vs Alaska

Dec 25, 2014 - 6:33 PM

Jeff Chan delivers his best game of the season with 25 points on 5 10 shooting from beyond the arc

ON TARGET. Jeff Chan shoots 5/10 three-pointers to lead the Elasto Painters over the Aces. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Norwood, Lee nothing but praise for defensive-minded Baldwin

Dec 23, 2014 - 3:02 PM

Gilas mainstays Gabe Norwood and Paul Lee calls new Gilas coach a great basketball mind who is defensive minded and a great motivator

Gilas players Gabe Norwood (L) and Paul Lee (R) have nothing but praise for new Gilas Pilipinas head coach Tab Baldwin. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

The nastiest dunks of 2014

Dec 21, 2014 - 8:14 AM

Rappler s list of the nastiest throw downs from the NBA FIBA and the PBA

Most unforgettable Gilas Pilipinas moments of 2014

Dec 14, 2014 - 7:14 PM

These are moments you will never get tired of reliving These Gilas Pilipinas moments of 2014 are ones you ll never forget

Rookie Jericho Cruz comes up clutch as Rain or Shine wins sixth straight

Dec 05, 2014 - 7:10 PM

Rookie Jericho Cruz scored 16 to overcome the Alaska Aces moving Rain or Shine closer to a first round bye in the Philippine Cup playoffs

Gabe Norwood of Rain or Shine rises to the rim against Alaska. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA legend Ramon Fernandez blasts Chot Reyes for own goal, self-promotion

Oct 04, 2014 - 2:59 PM

El Presidente claims that Gilas coach Chot Reyes ruined what past generations had accomplished by shooting into their own basket while criticizing other practices

'El Presidente' looks out into the crowd on stage at the Gabi ng Pagpupugay event in June. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Norwood: Gilas wants to 'stay at the world class level'

Sep 18, 2014 - 8:07 PM

Gilas Pilipinas will look to capitalize on their FIBA confidence boost at the Asiad with or without a naturalized player

Gabe Norwood dunks over Argentina's Luis Scola at the FIBA World Cup. Photo from

IN PHOTOS: Gilas Pilipinas players return to Manila

Sep 09, 2014 - 8:07 PM

The remaining members of Gilas Pilipinas arrived back in Manila after their campaign at the FIBA World Cup in Spain

Blatche ineligible for Asian Games but FIBA urges reconsideration

Sep 06, 2014 - 5:52 PM

The Incheon Asian Games Organizing Committee disallowed Blatche to play on the basis of a rule which requires naturalized players to complete a 3 year residency in the country he represents

Andray Blatche played five games for the Philippines at the FIBA World Cup. Photo from

Gilas Pilipinas exits Fiba World Championship with a victory

Sep 05, 2014 - 9:43 PM

Gilas Pilipinas ends its FIBA World Championship campaign with a win

WATCH: Gilas Pilipinas vs Senegal highlights

Sep 05, 2014 - 10:03 AM

Watch highlights of Gilas Pilipinas memorable win over Senegal

Gabe Norwood of Gilas rises to the basket. Photo from

Basketball exec Martelino to plead for Blatche’s case, 2 others for Asian Games

Sep 03, 2014 - 10:24 PM

Experienced basketball exec Moying Martelino will advocate for the inclusion of Filipino Am Gilas players Gabe Norwood and Jared Dillinger plus naturalized center Andray Blatche in the 2014 Asian Games

The Asian Games eligibility of Andray Blatche (pictured), plus Gabe Norwood and Jared Dillinger is being contested. Photo from