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Kobe Paras embraces changed mindset in UAAP debut season

Nov 14, 2019 - 11:02 AM

After a stellar run ended in a heartbreak, UP stalwart Kobe Paras just wants to 'take a break and enjoy life'

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Kobe Paras mum on subpar outing in UP blowout loss

Nov 10, 2019 - 9:35 PM

After a stellar run all season, UP star Kobe Paras winds up with just 9 points in his first UAAP playoff game

Paras grateful Maroons stepped up in twice-to-beat clincher

Oct 27, 2019 - 10:18 PM

The UP Fighting Maroons nail the No. 2 spot and the semifinal bonus for the first time in the Final Four era

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Kobe Paras credits Maroons' comeback ability to overseas training

Oct 22, 2019 - 11:42 AM

'If you guys watched our off-season, we went to Taipei, I think that’s where we got how we play to fight back,' says Kobe Paras

TAIWAN EXPERIENCE. Kobe Paras thinks that the UP Fighting Maroons learned how to stage massive comebacks from their overseas trainings. Photo from UAAP release

[OPINION] UP’s Kobe Paras and the struggles of American life

Oct 01, 2019 - 1:45 PM

The way Kobe described his US life is what the vast majority of OFWs/immigrants experience: unending challenges, isolation, despair, hope, trials, momentary success, and seizing of the few available opportunities

UAAP Player of the Week Kobe Paras reintroduces himself

Sep 23, 2019 - 5:00 PM

After missing the first two games of the UAAP season, Kobe Paras immediately makes his presence felt for the UP Fighting Maroons

STREAKING. The UP Fighting Maroons has clinched 3 straight wins with Kobe Paras. Photo from UAAP


Kobe Paras thanks UP for '3rd chance' after long-awaited debut

Sep 16, 2019 - 12:03 AM

'This is my fourth college so I'm just thankful for coach Bo [Perasol] and the whole UP community for giving me basically a third chance not just in basketball, but in life,' says Kobe Paras

GRATEFUL. Kobe Paras relishes another chance of playing collegiate basketball. Photo from release

Injured Kobe Paras ‘needs to feel the game,' says Bo Perasol

Sep 04, 2019 - 6:47 PM

UP head coach Bo Perasol hopes Kobe Paras gets to play soon, even in limited minutes, to get a feel of the UAAP

SIDELINED. Kobe Paras sits out in UP's UAAP Season 82 opening game against FEU. Photo from release

Next Desiderio? No, Kobe Paras to lead UP his own way

Jul 25, 2019 - 6:57 PM

'I never think of filling anyone’s shoes. Paul left his own legacy. I’m just trying to play my own game and be there for my teammates,' says Kobe Paras

NEW ROLE. Kobe Paras will do anything to help his team win a championship. Photo from Instagram (@_kokoparas)

Kobe Paras erupts for 37 in UP's Taiwan title sweep

Jul 21, 2019 - 6:42 PM

The UP Maroons' UAAP buildup goes in full swing with Kobe Paras at the helm

STALWART. Kobe Paras puts on a show in Taiwan. Photo by Keith Magcaling/UPMBT

Thirdy, Kobe amazed at Sisters of Mary Cebu sports culture

Jan 14, 2019 - 10:11 PM

Thirdy Ravena says seeing nuns play basketball was the highlight of his two-day trip to Cebu

HAVING FUN. The nuns of Sisters of Mary Cebu take some shots from the free throw line. Photo from release

Kobe Paras calls out UAAP for Thirdy Ravena disqualification

Oct 19, 2018 - 3:29 PM

Ravena, a Mythical Five member in the past two seasons, won't be taking home an individual award after he was suspended by the league

IN DEFENSE. Kobe Paras (right) comes into Thirdy Ravena's defense following his one-game suspension in the UAAP. File photos by Czeasar Dancel (Ravena) and Jerrick Reymarc (Paras)

Kobe, Jordan rule UAAP preseason showcase

Aug 17, 2018 - 9:12 PM

UP's Kobe Paras bags the slam dunk title as La Salle's Jordan Bartlett captures the 1-on-1 crown

STANDOUT. New UP recruit Kobe Paras nearly clinches a double UAAP gold. Photo by Keith Magcaling/Rappler

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Jul 11, 2018 - 8:16 PM

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On UP and college basketball: Something special happening

Jul 11, 2018 - 7:34 PM

The Maroons lineup in the coming years should give UP fans reason to be beyond excited

POTENTIAL CHAMPION. Suddenly boasting of a stacked lineup, the UP Maroons are now among the UAAP title contenders. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Kobe Paras out to make 'own wave' in UP

Jul 11, 2018 - 2:32 PM

The son of former PBA superstar Benjie Paras says he did not join UP just to follow the footsteps of his father

Kobe Paras joins UP Fighting Maroons

Jul 11, 2018 - 11:42 AM

(UPDATED) The Gilas cadet will suit up for the Maroons in Season 82 of the UAAP men's basketball tournament

LOOK: Jackie Forster and family visit Manila

Jun 23, 2018 - 8:58 PM

Jackie's husband and 3 younger kids join her on the trip

MANILA VISIT. Jackie Forster takes a selfie with her daughter Caleigh on their way to Manila from London. Screenshot from Instagram.com/jackie_forster

Rappler Talk Sports: Kobe Paras joins PH team to Asian Games

Jun 21, 2018 - 6:56 PM

The Gilas Cadet standout will debut in the continental games this August

Rivero, Paras join Castro, Romeo in Gilas lineup for Asian Games

Jun 18, 2018 - 3:54 PM

The Philippine delegation to the Asiad will be a mix of TNT KaTropa players and Gilas cadets

BETTER FINISH. Gilas Pilipinas aim to improve from their 7th-place finish in the last edition of the Asian Games.


Kobe Paras to mom Jackie Forster: 'I will never ever let you go'

May 13, 2018 - 2:02 PM

The young man pens sweet messages for his mom on Mother's Day

LOOK: Kobe Paras bonds with half siblings, mom Jackie Forster

May 03, 2018 - 9:40 AM

The 20-year-old also adds 'Forster' to his name

TOGETHER. Kobe Paras spends time with mom Jackie Forster and her kids. Screenshot from Jackie Forster's Instagram

Jackie Forster reunites with sons Andre, Kobe Paras

Apr 29, 2018 - 8:00 PM

'I told you all – #prayerswork,' writes the former actress

'PRAYERS WORK.' Years after a very public spat, the former actress and her two sons finally reunite. Screengrab for Jackie Forster's Instagram account

La Salle storms back from 20 down to stun Gilas cadets

Apr 27, 2018 - 8:59 PM

Behind Kib Montalbo and Aljun Melecio, the Green Archers pull off an incredible turnaround to win by 19 points

EX-TEAMMATES. La Salle's Aljun Melecio and former teammate Ricci Rivero, who's now playing for the Gilas cadets, face off for the first time. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Kobe Paras 'not scared' to juggle basketball and fashion

Apr 20, 2018 - 4:11 PM

Last March, the Gilas cadet launched a website for his own clothing brand where he sells shirts, sweatshirts, dad hats, beanies and iPhone cases

BUSINESSMAN. Gilas Pilipinas cadet Kobe Paras wants to offer Filipinos 'affordable' but 'high end' products with his own clothing brand. Photo by Delfin Dioquino


Kobe Paras shifts focus on Gilas cadets, keeps doors open on pro career

Apr 16, 2018 - 4:56 PM

'When I say go pro, it doesn't mean NBA. There's a lot of people that kept saying NBA,' says Kobe Paras about his decision to pursue a professional career

RETURN. Kobe Paras turns his focus as a part of the Gilas Pilipinas cadets. Photo by Michael Gatpandan


'I'm going pro,' Kobe Paras reveals

Mar 09, 2018 - 1:34 PM

Kobe Paras is leaving Cal State Northridge in the NCAA to pursue a professional basketball career

ON TO THE NEXT LEVEL. Kobe Paras announces that he is turning pro. Photo from Fiba.com


Kobe Paras, Thirdy Ravena banner '23 for 23' Gilas pool roster

Jan 05, 2018 - 1:21 PM

The list is 'by no means final' but if Gilas sticks with all players, no one on the national team roster would be older than 30 in 2023

YOUNG GUNS. The next version of the national team could be led by rising youngsters Thirdy Ravena, Robert Bolick and Kobe Paras. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Filipino athletes who made waves on social media in 2017

Dec 24, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Here are some of the most talked about local athletes and sports teams on Rappler's social media accounts for this year

Ahead of US return, Kobe Paras armed with key lessons after time with Gilas

Aug 27, 2017 - 3:13 PM

It s been a productive last few months for the 19 year old who spent his time learning what he could from Philippine national men s basketball team Gilas Pilipinas

BREAKOUT. Kobe Paras shows what he can do in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games. Photo by PSC-POC Media Group

Kobe Paras says Gilas ready for Malaysia, hostile home crowd

Aug 23, 2017 - 10:05 AM

Paras says he s happy to play and show his worth for the national team

DUNK PARTY. Kobe Paras plays longer minutes against Myanmar and it expectedly turns into a dunk party. Photo by PSC-POC Media

WATCH: Kobe Paras puts on dunking exhibition against Myanmar

Aug 22, 2017 - 10:36 PM

Kobe Paras entertains the crowd with show stopping dunks in Malaysia

A SHOW. Kobe Paras led Gilas Pilipinas to dominate Myanmar with a 95-point lead. Photo by PSC-POC Media

Amid Marawi crisis, Gilas to give PH something to cheer for at SEA Games

Aug 17, 2017 - 5:56 PM

More than victories and prestige the national team will endeavor to unite the country amid the ongoing Marawi crisis

FOR MARAWI. Ray Parks says these Gilas Pilipinas games at the Southeast Asian Games are needed to bring positivity back to the Philippines in light of the Marawi crisis. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WATCH: Kobe Paras on the Marawi crisis, importance of speaking up

Aug 17, 2017 - 2:20 PM

Kobe Paras talks about the importance of staying aware of what s happening in Marawi City

PRAY FOR MARAWI. Kobe Paras has been vocal about the Marawi crisis, and has even written the words 'Pray for Marawi' on his game shoes. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Cal State head coach Reggie Theus says Kobe Paras is a 'blessing'

Jul 23, 2017 - 8:18 PM

Reggie Theus praises Kobe Paras talent but says he has room for improvement as well

Steven Adams doesn't know much of PH hoops, but he knows Kobe Paras

Jul 20, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Aside from Paras Adams has in the past played with Filipino teams back home in New Zealand

FILIPINO HOOPS. Steven Adams shares what he knows about Philippine basketball. Photo by Sophanna Roath/Rappler

WATCH: Steven Adams talks about Kobe Paras, Paul George, and Enes Kanter

Jul 19, 2017 - 8:21 PM

The Oklahoma City Thunder big man chats with Rappler about his teammates and what he knows of the Philippines

WHAT DOES STEVEN KNOW OF PH HOOPS? Steven Adams knows of one player from the Philippines: Kobe Paras. Photo by Sophanna Roath/Rappler

LOOK: Kobe Paras writes #PrayForMarawi on Jones Cup game shoes

Jul 15, 2017 - 7:39 PM

Paras says his motivation for representing the country goes beyond the sport as he plays for the soldiers in Marawi

#PrayForMarawi. Kobe Paras writes down #PrayForMarawi on his game shoes worn against Canada in the 2017 William Jones Cup opener. File Photo from FIBA.com

WATCH: Kobe Paras practices his dunk at Gilas training

Jul 11, 2017 - 9:00 AM

One of the Philippines best dunkers puts on a bit of a show at Gilas practice

DUNK PRACTICE. Kobe Paras is not neglecting his dunk practices. Photo from FIBA.com

Paras, Parks, Ravena lead Gilas lineup for 2017 SEA Games

Jun 28, 2017 - 2:45 PM

This year s regional meet will happen from August 19 to 30

SEA GAMES-BOUND. Ray Parks, along with the likes of Kobe Paras and Kiefer Ravena, will represent the Philippines in the Southeast Asian Games. Parks is seen here during his Gilas Pilipinas stint in the 2016 FIBA OQT. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Slovenia manhandles Philippines in FIBA 3x3 World Cup

Jun 21, 2017 - 2:08 AM

Team Philippines drops to a 1 2 record in the tournament

WATCH: Kobe Paras falls short in FIBA 3x3 Dunk contest qualifier

Jun 20, 2017 - 1:29 AM

Kobe Paras pulls off two thunderous dunks but doesn t advance to the final 4

DUNK PRINCE. Kobe Paras fails to advance to the semifinals after graduating from the FIBA 3x3 Under-18 tournament. Photo from FIBA.com

WATCH: Kobe Paras named FIBA 3x3 World Cup Player of the Day

Jun 19, 2017 - 6:12 PM

Philippines Kobe Paras shines bright to earn Player of the Day recognition

France defeats Philippines by 11 in FIBA 3x3 tourney

Jun 19, 2017 - 3:59 AM

The Philippine team falls to its first loss in the tournament against host France

WATCH: Kobe Paras FIBA dunk highlights compilation

Jun 19, 2017 - 2:09 AM

Here are some of Kobe Paras jaw dropping dunks in the FIBA 3x3 World Cup tournament over the years

REMINISCING. FIBA hasn't forgotten the 2013 and 2015 FIBA 3x3 dunk champ Kobe Paras, releasing a video of his highlights. Photo from FIBA.com

Philippines clinches victory in FIBA 3x3 opener against Romania

Jun 19, 2017 - 12:42 AM

Kiefer Ravena seals the deal for the Philippines in their opening match in France

'Ambitious' Kobe Paras says NBA still the goal

Jun 14, 2017 - 9:25 PM

The 19 year old basketball star shares his future plans and dreams which include playing for the Philippine team getting into the NBA and even putting up his own restaurant

WATCH: Kobe Paras in Manila for FIBA 3x3 practice with Ravena, Teng

Jun 14, 2017 - 6:40 PM

Kobe Paras joins Kiefer Ravena and Jeron Teng for final training before heading to France

WATCH: Former King Eagle, King Archer team up for FIBA 3x3 World Cup

Jun 11, 2017 - 5:44 PM

The Philippines might lack height and experience but the team will let speed shooting and puso stand out

PREPARED. Former college rivals Kiefer Ravena and Jeron Teng, along with Kobe Paras, are ready to battle the odds and clinch a spot higher than last year's 9th overall finish

LOOK: Kobe Paras gets official welcome in Cal State Northridge

Jun 01, 2017 - 7:28 PM

Paras will sit out the incoming season due to NCAA’s residency rules and will be eligible for action next year

NEW BEGINNING. "Kobe has endless potential, his ceiling is so high. His athleticism is off the charts," says Matadors head coach Reggie Theus. Photo from CSUN Twitter