Why PBA finally allowed Thirdy, Kai to go international

Credit to Author: Michael Angelo B. Asis| Date: Sun, 24 May 2020 16:13:42 +0000

The latest statements by PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial shows that he does acknowledge the capability of Filipino players to make it to the international stage. He even admitted that Kai Sotto could be our man who would make it in the NBA. “He might even make it to the NBA or, most likely, will be […]

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Coaching is one tough job – Caidic

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sun, 24 May 2020 06:32:19 +0000

By JONAS TERRADO       Being hailed as the greatest shooter in the history of Philippine basketball seemed like an easy thing to do for Allan Caidic. But Caidic admitted that his PBA coaching stint with crowd favorite Barangay Ginebra in early-2000s was the hardest task he ever experienced. “Mahirap, mahirap talaga ang coaching,” […]

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Free COVID testing for PBA employees

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 19 May 2020 06:36:19 +0000

San Miguel Corporation is making sure the health and safety of its own PBA family is secured. All 41 employees of the league led by Commissioner Willie Marcial are scheduled to undergo free COVID-19 testing courtesy of no less than SMC President and COO Ramon S. Ang. The firm, which has been at the forefront […]

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Rookies to tell PBA if dodging draft to play abroad — Marcial

Credit to Author: Josef T. Ramos, TMT| Date: Sun, 17 May 2020 17:49:12 +0000

PHILIPPINE Basketball Association (PBA) Commissioner Willie Marcial said any upcoming rookies should inform the league first if they are dodging the PBA rookie draft to attend the National Basketball Association (NBA) draft in North America. On Radyo Singko’s “Power and Play with Noli Eala,” Marcial expressed his concern not only with those planning to leapfrog over to the NBA draft, […]

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There’s no more horse-playing in PBA in ‘new normal’

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sun, 17 May 2020 05:52:31 +0000

By JONAS TERRADO         A different vibe is something NLEX center Asi Taulava is expecting to see once PBA games resume. While the excitement of getting back on the hardcourt will be felt, Taulava also feels that the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic will force the players to act cautiously. “I think […]

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Big-hearted Belga shows concern for frontliners, workers

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Fri, 15 May 2020 10:24:38 +0000

BY REY C. LACHICA         Rain or Shine center Beau Belga feels he’s five pounds heavier than his playing weight of 260 pounds since the shutdown of the PBA two months ago due to the imposition of Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) in the capital region. But that’s the least of his concerns […]

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Marcial optimistic PBA can salvage one conference

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 12 May 2020 10:09:50 +0000

PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial remains hopeful PBA Season 45 can be salvaged even in holding just one conference, with the developments around the world, including the sports activities in Taiwan and South Korea and similar plans of resumption of play in the US and in Europe. “A handful of NBA teams are opening practice facilities, […]

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Gin Kings repack goods for frontliners

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Wed, 06 May 2020 07:46:27 +0000

By Waylon Galvez       For the first time since their last practice two months ago, players and coaches of Barangay Ginebra San Miguel met Wednesday as they repackaged goods for frontliners fighting COVID-19. “Yes first time namin magkitakita,” said Tenorio, whose team had its last practice middle of March before the PBA Commissioner’s […]

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