Last Sunday, the former Ateneo standout accounted for 18 points and 18 rebounds to help the Gin Kings rout Talk ‘N Text, 101-81, in front of 52,612 fans at the Philippine Arena.
“I miss playing for Ginebra. I’m excited to play again for Ginebra,” he said in the PBA website. “Honored ako to play before that huge crowd. Never ko na-imagine na magkakaroon ng arena na gantong kalaki. I’m just happy that we’re back.”
The 6-foot-9 power forward said he has learned a lot from his stint with Gilas Pilipinas abroad and he is hoping to use these lessons as he makes his return to the PBA....
Barangay Ginebra San Miguel entered last season full of promise but ended up disappointing its legions of fans. They return this year with similarly high hopes, only this time they’re going to go out and prove that it’s for real.
They’re off to a great start in doing just that after bludgeoning an undermanned but still loaded Talk ‘N Text side in their Philippine Cup opener on Sunday.
The Kings understand that its far too early to do any celebrating, although it’s hard not to be a little happy with how well they looked against the Tropang Texters....
After spending three months with Gilas Pilipinas for the FIBA Basketball World Cup and the Asian Games, LA Tenorio and Japeth Aguilar were raring to once again don the colors of Barangay Ginebra San Miguel.
The two Gin Kings stars played immediately for the squad, helping Ginebra dominate Talk 'N Text on the opening day of the 40th PBA season.
"I miss playing for Ginebra," Aguilar said. "'Yun 'yung namiss ko nung nasa Spain ako tsaka nung nasa Korea ako....
Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao will likely miss his Kia team’s game against Barangay Ginebra San Miguel due to his preparations for his fight against Chris Algieri but the Kings are hoping that he reconsiders, even if he plays just a handful of minutes like he did against Blackwater.
The Kia head coach announced after the Sorento’s maiden win that he might sit out the game.
But Ginebra’s star players, including Mark Caguioa, Greg Slaughter and Jayjay Helterbrand, all expressed their excitement at the prospect of playing against the eight-division world champion in a PBA game....
Ginebra veterans Mark Caguioa and Jayjay Helterbrand, both former PBA MVPs, were proud with what the Kings showed in their season opener, especially as it came in front of a record crowd.
“I told my teammates, we were playing in front of a crowd of almost 52,000. We just had to bring back the never-say-die spirit na naaalala ng mga tao,” Caguioa told InterAksyon.com....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2014-2015 Philippine Cup||1||0||1.000|
|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|
|2011-2012 Commissioners' Cup||8||6||0.571||3rd|
|2011-2012 Philippine Cup||9||7||0.562||6th|