The Cuneta Astrodome was a perfect stage for a reunion for some of the PBA’s brightest past stars who stole the spotlight in the Grand Slam versus Barangay Ginebra showdown at the Hoop For A Cause benefit game on Friday night.
Four-time Most Valuable Player Alvin Patrimonio was there to play at the venue where he won three of the four MVP plums he collected. There was Johnny Abarrientos, too, who dazzled the crowd with his nifty plays leading the way and joined by his old teammates Jojo Lastimosa, Bong Hawkins and Poch Juinio, all members of that ‘three-peat’ club.
On the other side, was Allan Caidic, representing the 90s Ginebra team and ‘The Triggerman’ was right there hitting his mark, nailing six triples in the game. Marlou Aquino, Noli Locsin, EJ Feihl and Vince Hizon, who drew one of the biggest applause from the crowd despite arriving late in the game, was also an instant hit.
With some of the stars from the two most popular teams in the league – Ginebra and Star – suited up for the game, it was the legends that stole the show....
MANILA, Philippines – PBA president Chito Salud is batting for the national cage federation and the pro league to put up a working committee that will study the most viable long-term and sustainable national team program.
“I think the concern is for the SBP and the PBA to sit down, get heads together, take the bull by the horn and move forward,” said Salud with the question of Gilas Pilipinas’ participation in the Olympic world qualifier next year up in the air.
The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas said it would take the entire Philippine basketball community – its major stakeholders – to form a competitive team for that Olympic wildcard play....
MANILA, Philippines -- As past and present players from Alaska and Barangay Ginebra converge and play in the Hoops for a Cause this Friday, Aces assistant coach Jeffrey Cariaso commented that reviving the long-inactive players union should be a priority to ensure that the future of PBA players are secured.
Cariaso shared his thoughts in light of the ongoing contract issue between several Mahindra (formerly KIA) players and management, as well as the different circumstances surrounding former PBA players led by Samboy Lim, Rhoel Gomez as well as Roger Yap.
“Being a former player, malaking bagay yung just knowing that the players union can help a player. It not only protects the players now, but it also protects their future,” Cariaso shared to Philstar.com....
MANILA, Philippines – Coach Pido Jarencio said he isn’t going to make a big fuss out of GlobalPort’s 94-92 victory over a loaded Barangay Ginebra side since their game was nothing more than a tuneup match on Wednesday at the CCF gym in Pasig City.
After blowing a 12-point lead in the first half, last season’s Rookie of the Year Stanley Pringle poured 15 of his team-high 20 points in the payoff quarter to tow the Batang Pier to the win.
“Preseason training lang naman ito eh,” Jarencio told Philstar.com, whose team missed the services of young superstar Terrence Romeo....
With the ugly mess happening between the Mahindra Enforcers management and its players and coaches over claims of the team’s failure to honor contract obligations, there were some questions whether a labor union exists in the PBA.
Apparently, there is one, although it is not active anymore. The PBA Players’ Union was formed during the 1990s by some of the biggest names in the PBA, including “The Living Legend” Robert Jaworski, four-time PBA Most Valuable Players Ramon Fernandez and Alvin Patrimonio, and the late Arnie Tuadles, among others.
Multi-titled collegiate coach Franz Pumaren served as its founding president....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2014-2015 Governors' Cup||7||6||0.538||5th|
|2014-2015 Commissioners' Cup||4||7||0.364||10th|
|2014-2015 Philippine Cup||5||7||0.417||8th|
|2013-2014 Governors' Cup||1||8||0.111||10th|
|2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup||1||8||0.111||10th|
|2013-2014 Philippine Cup||5||10||0.333||7th|
|2012-2013 Governors' Cup||4||6||0.400||5th|
|2012-2013 Commissioners' Cup||2||12||0.143||10th|
|2012-2013 Philippine Cup||1||13||0.071||10th|