Barangay Ginebra San Miguel made time to fulfill a soldier’s wish when the well-loved franchise played an exhibition game against members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines on Friday at Camp Aguinaldo.
But as star guard LA Tenorio had found out, the short moment spent was as gratifying to him and the rest of the Kings as it was to the soldiers.
“It was a very nice experience. We had so much fun as a team,” Tenorio told INQUIRER.net. “But more than that, the experience was very fulfilling because we saw how our soldiers really had so much fun playing with us and to eat with us.”
The 31-year-old Tenorio also posted a photo of the team in a boodle fight with the soldiers on his Instagram account....
Sorry, basketball fans...
Yaya Dub, Maine Mendoza in real life, won't be part of the opening ceremonies of the PBA season as a muse.
TAPE Inc. executive vice president Malou Choa-Fagar, who helps manage the career of Mendoza, told "24 Oras" on Friday that the Dubsmash Queen won't be a muse for any PBA team this year....
Two games in Dubai featuring the Mahindra squad of eight-division world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao and crowd-darling Barangay Ginebra will be played on Nov. 6 and 7 as part of the PBA Philippine Cup’s elimination-round schedule.
The two squads will be joined by Alaska on the league’s return to the oil-rich United Arab Emirates.
Two Governors’ Cup games were also held in the emirate two months ago....
MANILA, Philippines -- Coach Tim Cone said seven weeks to teach the triangle offense before the opening of the PBA’s 41st season is enough time to build a good foundation for Barangay Ginebra.
Conducting his first team practice since being announced as the Gin Kings’ new coach three weeks ago, Cone described his experience working with the players as “fun”.
“It was fun to watch the two big guys because I never had two big guys like that,” Cone told Philstar.com, referring to the Ginebra “Twin Towers” Greg Slaughter and Japeth Aguilar....
Barangay Ginebra coach Tim Cone showered praises to his new player fifth overall pick Scottie Thompson, even going as far as saying that the decision to select him was like what he felt when he drafted PBA legend Johnny “The Flying A” Abarrientos during the 1990s.
Cone, the winningest coach in PBA history, and Abarrientos, a member of the league’s 40 Greatest Players, won many PBA titles, including a Grand Slam in 1996, during their time in Alaska.
The newly installed Gin Kings coach said he sees something special in Thompson, a triple-double machine at Perpetual Help in the NCAA....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2014-2015 Governors' Cup||5||7||0.417||8th|
|2014-2015 Commissioners' Cup||5||7||0.417||8th|
|2014-2015 Philippine Cup||7||6||0.538||5th|
|2013-2014 Governors' Cup||5||5||0.500||6th|
|2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup||3||7||0.300||8th|
|2013-2014 Philippine Cup||15||8||0.652||3rd|
|2012-2013 Governors' Cup||4||7||0.364||8th|
|2012-2013 Commissioners' Cup||12||12||0.500||Runner-up|
|2012-2013 Philippine Cup||8||9||0.471||6th|
|2011-2012 Governors' Cup||9||6||0.600||3rd|