In the Philippines, sports and games are a popular form of hobbies and past-time. Most Filipinos love moving around in games, as seen in traditional Filipino games like Taya-Tayaan, Habulan, Patintero, and Luksong Tinik, just to name a few.
Filipinos love playing sports and watching & supporting their favorite teams and players as well.
Whether it be a local or an international team, Filipinos do their best to watch and support their favorite team’s games.
Sports in the Philippines can be traced back in the early 1900s when the American teachers brought their knowledge about sports to teach Filipinos.
Filipinos were mainly taught baseball and basketball. The people loved playing these sports that they remain popular in the Philippines up to this day, especially basketball.
In the Philippines, almost every barangay and subdivision has a basketball court since Filipinos are big fans of the said sport.
Locally, we have the University Athletic Association of the Philippines or the UAAP, the National Collegiate Athletic Association or the NCAA for students. Different sports are played in these associations.
We also have the Philippine Basketball Association or PBA, which is a professional basketball league in the Philippines.
The PBA is one of the most popular leagues in the Philippines which had many legendary basketball players and even teams.
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Most Filipinos have a team in the PBA that they support.
Aside from the local basketball scene, Filipinos also love watching the teams of the National Basketball Association or the NBA. The NBA is divided into two conferences, the West Coast conference and the East Coast conference.
The teams of each conference all play until a team ends up becoming the conference’s team for the finals game. The two winning teams for both conferences will be playing for the championship.
Being able to watch the NBA live is a great experience, but what does it feel like if you are actually working for one of the NBA teams?
This is what Filipina Kyla Fajardo is currently experiencing who is a member of the dance team of the Los Angeles Clippers.
Kyla is from Malolos, Bulacan and she is only 18 years old, which made her the youngest member of the LA Clippers Spirit Dancers last season.
Kyla’s family moved to Carson City, California when she was just a young girl & she’s been with the team for two years now.
Ever since she was a young girl, Kyla already loves dancing, with hip-hop as her dancing background.
She said in an interview with Spin.ph,
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“I’ve been a Clippers Spirit dancer for two years now. I’ve always been into dancing since middle school through high school and one of my coaches actually used to be a Clipper dancer so she pushed and helped me a lot.”
Kyla also tells about the process of joining the team saying,
“The process is actually very hard and there’s about 200 trying out every year and there are three different phases and the last 20 makes the team.”
When she is not dancing with her team, Kyla is studying. She’s also a model.
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Kyla was asked what’s the best thing about being a Clippers Spirit dancer and she said that it’s her friendship with her teammates.
“The best part is having the bond with all the girls after going through everything just to make it to the team. It makes me happy knowing that I made friendships that will last forever and no matter what, these girls got my back in hard times.”