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The Professor discovers Filipino basketball fever | Olympic Outposts

November 10, 2019


Here in the
Philippines, basketball has taken over the country. Hoops are put up
anywhere there’s room. They’ve been playing
here for over 100 years. And they may not
have the best courts, but they definitely
have the passion. I’m here to see how Filipinos
are performing their best, regardless where they can play. Philippines is basketball. OLYMPIC
OUTPOSTS PHILIPPINES MANILA This is Grayson Boucher, better
known as “The Professor,” and I’ve been playing the game
globally for over 15 years. Right now,
we’re live in Manila. I’m going to get in the
mix and go chop it up with some of the local
legends to find out why this sport is thriving here. I’m in Parañaque, and we’re
about to get up with Hype Streetball, who’s running a
training session for anybody who wants to improve
their basketball skills. Let’s check it out. -Hey, man.
-What’s up, man? What’s up, Grayson? Hey, pleasure to meet you, bro. Welcome to our place, man. -So you’re Little Flash?
-Yeah. So explain Hype Streetball. How did it start? It started in 2011. It actually started as a
basketball community, where I got our street
ballers, specifically kids here in the Philippines. We do three-on-three
streetball, one-on-one, and stuff like that. In and out. Bring the legs behind the back. Eyes up. How important would
you say basketball is to the Philippines? For here, basketball
is a lifestyle. Like when you go around the
court, go around the streets, you can see a lot of basketball
courts around the street. If there’s no
basketball, there’s going to be lots of vices
and stuff like that. So basketball saves
people’s life. So that’s how
important it is here. Yeah, I think it’s really
cool that the community is so into streetball. Like, I didn’t see any kids
here that were, like, forced to be here by their parents. In the United States, there
will be at least a good portion of kids there that probably
aren’t even listening. But here, you can tell
Hype Streetball’s got, like, a basketball enthusiast
community behind it. We’re going to start off
with freestyle exhibition. You’re not going to be good
if you’re going to be shy. OK, let’s go. -Whoa!
-Oh! That was smooth right there. That was hot. Hey! -Not bad!
-Wow! -Whoa!
-Yeah! Hey, it was cool to see
Hype teach the kids. But after all, they are
called Hype Streetball, so let’s see what
they do in the street, in their own environment. -What’s up, brother?
-What’s up? What’s up? -How you doing, man?
-I’m good. -What’s your name?
-Jake. This place is crazy. Where we at right now? We are in Bagong Pag-Asa. -And you’re from here?
-Yes. -Born and raised?
-I born here, yes. So what does basketball
mean for you, being in this environment
right by this court? The basketball– my
life’s complete. Yes. All right, man.
Let’s see what you got. Hey, guys, give it
up for Professor! They did great. Honestly, that kind of
energy is my favorite. They got the moves. A lot of players that
play fundamental, they just need to take
it to the next level. I’ve played in 40
countries around the world, and there’s not many places
you get this kind of energy. HYPE STREETBALL All right.
So we just got done hooping. I’m tired.
I’m hungry. We got to try some
of this street food. So, what’s going on here?
What should I eat? This is what we
call Halo-halo It’s a special food in
Philippines where you mix a lot of different things. These look scary.
I’m not going to lie. This is scary,
and that’s scary. So what do I do here? Crushing it down and
then stirring it? -Do it hard.
-Do it hard? Yeah. Yeah! Pretty good, actually.
That’s not bad. Yeah! All right.
Thank you, guys. Awesome. This morning, we’re here at
the tenement housing projects here in Taguig. At a certain point,
the residents here were actually facing eviction. But because of the community
surrounded around basketball, it was actually saved. Let’s check it out. So there’s the LeBron
James court that everybody talks about right here. Yes. Welcome to the
world-famous court. Man, what’s your name? -My name is Chris.
-Chris. So tell me about this teacher. I see it says, save tenement. Since 2010, we are evicted. They want to demolish
this building. You go to the internet. We’ll do
Save the Tenement fund. They say LeBron donate
here, so that since then, we are here, because of LeBron. This is the
handprint of LeBron. Wow. So how did the residents react
when LeBron James came here? They so very happy
when LeBron came here. They’re so very crowded here. Every floor, people
outside their house. Very cool. So how many residents
live here total? 1,500 families. Wow. We have 796 rooms here. So how many of the residents
actually play ball in leagues or play pick-up games? More than 1,000 also. Seems like you guys
just live basketball. Like, basketball here,
basketball on the left. This really is ingrained
in this culture. It just goes hand
in hand with life. That is our culture here. Every day. To me, it’s pretty amazing just
looking at the two basketball courts that are, like,
really the focal point in this community and
just how everyone’s so involved with basketball. I mean, in the US,
basketball could be a big part of somebody’s
life or something, but never is it
such a focal point of a community where
everything thrives around it. I’ve never seen anything
like that before. All right. I had a blast checking out the
world-famous Tenement Court, but now we got to hit the
court to actually play and get some three on three in. Ready, fellas? Let’s go. Oh! Oh! Energy is incredible. To be surrounded
by an audience when you’re playing a
streetball game and there’s high anticipation of action
happening, you can’t beat it. Coming to the Philippines was
an eye-opening experience. You can definitely
see that they live and breathe basketball. I got a chance to meet
with Hype Streetball and check out one of
their training sessions. It was very cool to see
they’re giving opportunity to other people
in the community, starting at a very young age. Everywhere I went out here,
I received a warm welcome. Philippines is basketball. They follow everything. I’m talking NBA,
streetball, PBA. You name it, they
probably know about it. From the streets to
the tenement projects, it’s clear that basketball
is a way of life and it’s in their blood. I had a great time, and I
can’t wait to come back again.

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100 Comments

  • Reply Kiro December 31, 2018 at 10:05 pm

    Filipino heree

  • Reply Myriel Josol January 1, 2019 at 5:10 am

    When u comeback prof youve done with luzon so next to visayas and mindanao

  • Reply MARK.SEAN. BERNADES. January 1, 2019 at 8:35 am

    Yung tenement sa special tatay yun 🤣 diba

  • Reply Christian Alvarez January 1, 2019 at 8:58 am

    Hype basketball group good job, keep it up.

  • Reply Billy Hargrove January 1, 2019 at 8:59 am

    2:40 Show off smh

    Jk

  • Reply Christian Alvarez January 1, 2019 at 9:09 am

    Hype basketball, magandang gawin nyo gawin nyong parang NBA.

  • Reply Christian Alvarez January 1, 2019 at 9:17 am

    Marami kasing mga Bata ngaun na magagaling mag basketball..para mkilala cla in the future.

  • Reply Jerry Lin January 1, 2019 at 4:27 pm

    Basketball is taking over in Filipino the same way Fortnite is taking over the USA

  • Reply Jadon Lee January 1, 2019 at 11:21 pm

    White boy moves 👦

  • Reply Zhander Jake January 2, 2019 at 3:47 am

    I never see professor pass the ball🏀🏀

  • Reply DearKuya January 2, 2019 at 5:39 am

    4:09 take that my homie!

  • Reply JB DIEGO January 2, 2019 at 5:41 am

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  • Reply Raphael Cinema January 2, 2019 at 6:59 am

    Sea server basketball

  • Reply free style betta marcello January 2, 2019 at 4:22 pm

    Thanks professor for vesiting my country,,,basketball in philippines is like religion,,,,everywhere you can see basket ball court,,if no basket ball court,,that place is dying….thanks professor

  • Reply Ron _D_Awesome January 3, 2019 at 1:16 am

    What I don't like to professor is when he throw a ball to his opponent… It somewhat disrespectful to a person….

  • Reply Chit Vidania January 3, 2019 at 3:25 am

    Born and raised in Manila. I’m 42 now and resides in Houston Texas. Basketball is life in the Philippines ever since. During my younger years, we used to play bare footed and out in the heat for several hours. And instead of just sitting around the house or doing some not so good stuff we actually built our own basketball court, a small rim with small basketball and no net, just like the one in this video. Thanks Greyson/the Professor for taking time to go to the Philippines and put a smile on everyone’s faces😊

  • Reply Frosty PH January 3, 2019 at 5:26 am

    Omg Proferser Live been in my country I'm number one fan

  • Reply Bill W January 3, 2019 at 7:46 am

    Bro more moves, although great video edit but more moves man.

  • Reply Lisa The Pitbull Bambina January 3, 2019 at 6:27 pm

    Your so awesome love watching you play your a beast on the court

  • Reply Aime Lunio January 4, 2019 at 12:48 am

    Im from Philippines.. this is the 1st time i saw a court surround by a building and a lot of drawing.. and i dont know LEBRON donate that court..THANK YOU for this video PROFESSOR.. i know a lot now

  • Reply Food Is Life January 4, 2019 at 1:45 am

    EVERY day playing basketball…and…do they go to school???

  • Reply mzk nmt January 4, 2019 at 2:09 am

    🇵🇭🇵🇭🇵🇭PHILIPPINES

  • Reply InVictus Gaming January 4, 2019 at 5:48 pm

    I admire how Filipinos are so passionate on playing basketball. They don't have the height, but they have the heart 💪😊

  • Reply Kohoutek Durante January 6, 2019 at 4:10 am

    No professor, THANK YOU!

  • Reply GhoSTHunT3R January 6, 2019 at 1:05 pm

    Now Thats why Everybody Loves The King LJ…

  • Reply Alvin Page January 6, 2019 at 1:07 pm

    The reason why I like LeBron James

  • Reply Mitom 27 January 7, 2019 at 3:13 am

    Kalye Irving!!

  • Reply san cho January 7, 2019 at 8:59 am

    Hope will meet you my idol

  • Reply Michelle Clapano January 7, 2019 at 12:38 pm

    Aye i live in philipines but if i speak in filipino idk if u can understand it.

  • Reply jorenz almoite January 7, 2019 at 2:09 pm

    Go to violago brgy. Bagong silangan qc

  • Reply Martin Tonson Jr January 7, 2019 at 2:36 pm

    Philippines is the 5th happiest persons in the world

  • Reply Kageyama Tobio January 8, 2019 at 11:22 am

    Phillipines might be super addicted to social media But We Are Strong IN SPORTS too!

  • Reply Ronilo Ladica January 8, 2019 at 11:34 am

    Mga pilipino ba nanonood nito bukod sakin like kung oo

  • Reply Louie MC January 9, 2019 at 12:13 am

    6:04 it says “so tell me about this teacher” instead of tshirt and those are the actual subtitles not the auto-generated ones

    Edit: in the beginning I was supposed to say turn on captions

  • Reply Cx Nation January 9, 2019 at 7:46 am

    the only legend in pinoy is manny

  • Reply XxRedstone43 Gaming January 10, 2019 at 1:48 pm

    Ive been there, i thought i wished to get courts on the roof =)

  • Reply XA PLAYS January 10, 2019 at 2:09 pm

    4:09
    Proffesor:Hittem with his face

  • Reply daily reacts & interviews January 11, 2019 at 7:55 am

    2:25 Fire ur barber my dude lol 😂 no blend

  • Reply Septic Fire January 11, 2019 at 11:39 pm

    Get this man a new barber lookin like the dog from bolt

  • Reply arcena January 13, 2019 at 12:23 am

    The believe in professor

  • Reply patrick john esplana January 13, 2019 at 4:32 pm

    Dapat may liga rin ng tulad sa laro ni Prof para masaya

  • Reply Takbong Shufo January 15, 2019 at 10:27 pm

    I love wht he did…saludo akOK sayo bai

  • Reply gaming channel January 16, 2019 at 10:23 am

    Nanonood na pinoy like

  • Reply Zepaniah Catli January 17, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    Professor please do visit our country again

  • Reply Noel Armstrong January 17, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    sayang di sila nag kita ni boyet sa tenement matutuwa si boyet nun eh

  • Reply FECHO LOVEKO January 21, 2019 at 2:35 pm

    Enough of that basketball delusion Pinoys. Focus in football and support your national football teams.

  • Reply Xenomorph Gaming January 23, 2019 at 10:32 am

    proUd to be filipino

  • Reply 스튜디오도지 January 25, 2019 at 5:53 am

    프로페서 ㄷㄷ

  • Reply xSpartaaaTV January 27, 2019 at 7:18 am

    Philippines: Where you don't need a pair of Jordans to play.

  • Reply Ang Probinsyana January 29, 2019 at 9:26 pm

    Sport is lifein theph

  • Reply Paulino Gocotano January 30, 2019 at 12:44 am

    98% of the comments are filipinos😂.
    -Filipino here!😂

  • Reply CHARLES STA. ANA CARDENAS February 1, 2019 at 4:34 am

    Proud filipino here prof

  • Reply JeBronLames February 3, 2019 at 10:34 pm

    I wish Filipinos had more interest in football/soccer.. it would make more sense, especially since they are naturally smaller people.
    I have nothing against basketball , but it is only popular due to American influence + colonialism. Facts.

  • Reply Force Field February 13, 2019 at 6:33 am

    The first part of video that you see is in
    Manila. Mataas na lips brgy 736 zone 80 District 5 corner osmeña highway

  • Reply Charlie Blackburn February 14, 2019 at 6:36 am

    I like Kobe better than Lebron but when I found out about this, my respect for him grew significantly. Thank you Lebron. I myself a Filipino couldn't even donate a peso…… Thank you for saving a few families in my country. I feel a little ashamed of myself….

  • Reply RM Cabanela Construction Management March 7, 2019 at 9:55 am

    thanks proffesor for visiting philippine streetball your my idol

  • Reply Jake N March 12, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    I wish football/soccer was the national sport. I think Filipinos would be waaay better in it than basketball. No Filipinos in the NBA.

  • Reply Wh1plash __ March 17, 2019 at 1:46 pm

    0:05 wow that was unexpected

  • Reply Mark Lester Patubo March 19, 2019 at 3:15 am

    We, Pilipino are the most welcoming creation in earth 🙂 hahahahaha

  • Reply Xiko Wen March 19, 2019 at 9:56 pm

    A kuestion, phillipines are IN china, japan or another chinese plaxe ?

  • Reply Dan and Lilly’s Beard Product Reviews March 23, 2019 at 2:33 am

    Playing for 100 years and no nba talent?

  • Reply Joh p March 28, 2019 at 3:21 am

    Pinoy cant ball

  • Reply Zultex is Horrible March 29, 2019 at 3:18 pm

    I'm suprised filipinos haven't dominated the NBA league

  • Reply felmar bacus March 31, 2019 at 9:43 am

    pingi T-SHIRT kuya

  • Reply Blue Dog March 31, 2019 at 2:56 pm

    professor can you visit cebu here on the Philippines theirs so many kids are willing to see your moves here on labogon mandaue city and other places here on cebu

  • Reply Duane Mariel April 1, 2019 at 3:04 am

    No home grown filipinos in nba? guess it has something to do with height and country's economy…just opinion though

  • Reply Arlene Orejudos April 6, 2019 at 1:06 pm

    6:30 boyets house haha

  • Reply ZMS TV April 9, 2019 at 5:30 am

    White boy hoopin against brown boys

  • Reply Ace Of Spade April 12, 2019 at 3:39 pm

    When a chess master watches basketball video!

  • Reply Win Man April 13, 2019 at 10:35 am

    Prof next time feature some of the Filipino pro ball players you've met or even played tune up with. That's if you have. Also, feature a proper basketball court in the Philippines. The world might think Philippines is all street and poverty. It's partly true but there's more to street basketball. We have schools, universities and a couple of pro-leagues. But cheers for making basketball exciting for the world.

  • Reply John R April 23, 2019 at 3:14 am

    I love the professor. As a person and a baller

  • Reply Chic Ö Gaming April 23, 2019 at 1:13 pm

    Point guard here💓

  • Reply los1wochos May 10, 2019 at 9:05 am

    Really cool.

  • Reply King Of GamersTV May 20, 2019 at 7:23 am

    Thats my coach

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    welcome
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  • Reply Von Lotte June 7, 2019 at 9:30 pm

    Im a 5'8 PG. and yet they still want me on Center Position..

    Philippines </3

  • Reply Clydin Pang-eta June 8, 2019 at 12:12 am

    Yo thx I'm from Philippines

  • Reply Just someone in the comment section June 14, 2019 at 10:15 pm

    In Philippines we don’t care about your shoes but we care about skills

  • Reply coled June 17, 2019 at 10:41 am

    you're not gonna be good if you're gonna be shy – hype streetball

  • Reply Ryo Sakakibara June 21, 2019 at 2:37 am

    Why did you even chose to play on these kind of courts when ph has a lot to offer?

  • Reply T W June 24, 2019 at 6:29 am

    Love this.

  • Reply chrisTiAN velasco June 24, 2019 at 8:44 am

    1:50

  • Reply reynald medida June 28, 2019 at 1:06 am

    Professors tnx a lot to visit my country

  • Reply james nightcore July 7, 2019 at 8:21 am

    Like Kung pilipino kayo

  • Reply nice dogg July 13, 2019 at 4:56 am

    Skateboarding is my way of life also..

  • Reply Celeste Galban July 22, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    Come back again in my beloved country Philippines. Love this video

  • Reply J Gunn July 24, 2019 at 6:41 am

    I would fit in the Philippines. I need to find a lovely local girl who loves basketball. I'm white tho.

  • Reply Chan Singh July 25, 2019 at 1:13 pm

    Wow so nice proffesor and leBron go in philippines

  • Reply LBJ king July 25, 2019 at 1:40 pm

    We filipinos are not only rich in beautiful land, but rich in basketball passion

  • Reply Ranilo Siega July 27, 2019 at 1:06 pm

    saan po ang area niyo sir ipasok ko anak ko

  • Reply Almeida Mavinga August 20, 2019 at 1:38 pm

    Professor must come to Angola 🇦🇴

  • Reply Shiro Amakusa August 24, 2019 at 6:29 pm

    I wanna see Grayson's reaction when he returns to Manila only to see it has changed drastically.

  • Reply Lester Laoagan September 1, 2019 at 12:19 am

    Basketball is the most popular sport in the Philippines but sorry just a reality, Where are we in Basketball as a sport? Brazil has a record but it is not the biggest sport there it's football/succer, In Lithuinia basketball also is the biggest sport and they made their mark in internationally and many other countries that if we think about it, smaller, poorer, not their no.1 sport but they made record on the sport sometime even on the expence of the Philippines by defeating the country!! again sorry but reality!!!

  • Reply super star September 15, 2019 at 6:49 am

    Si profesor nalang gawing naturalize player, kahit matalo panalo pa rin manonood, masarap panoorin

  • Reply Ryan Jay October 11, 2019 at 11:31 am

    1:04
    Only Pilipino can relate

  • Reply rldabomb3 October 14, 2019 at 6:37 am

    Lol flash and proffesor has known each other since 2004 on the DVD and 1 mix tape Asia..

  • Reply Jaime Soliman October 20, 2019 at 12:30 pm

    who is watching this in October 20 2019!?

  • Reply Phantøm October 23, 2019 at 5:51 am

    Bruh that small hoop was funny

  • Reply commentator PH October 23, 2019 at 2:20 pm

    5:59 sorry not worlds
    Please forgive my fellow pilipino

  • Reply Jayson Bajo November 1, 2019 at 4:58 am

    Jordan clarkson is a half filipino

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