The Blackwater Elite and the Alaska Aces will open the curtains of the season-ending conference on May 5 at SMART-Araneta Coliseum. Capping the opening day is the matchup between the Meralco Bolts and the GlobalPort Batang Pier.
In a rare move, the league will also be having two regular matches in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The Rain or Shine Elasto Painters will be playing back-to-back games there, taking on GlobalPort on May 21 and crowd-favorite Barangay Ginebra San Miguel on May 22.
The Rain or Shine-Ginebra Dubai matchup promises to be an exciting one as it serves as another rematch of their highly intense tiffs back in the Commissioner’s Cup where their head-to-heads in the eliminations and quarterfinals turned out to be both controversial because of crowd unrest and flawed officiating....
MANILA, Philippines -- Herbalife International Philippines, a global nutrition company, was officially unveiled as the nutrition partner of Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) during a press launch at Parmigiano Restaurant in Resorts World Manila over the weekend.
This is first partnership between the PBA, the premier basketball league in the country, and Herbalife.
“We are proud to be the PBA’s Official Nutrition Partner. Herbalife has been active worldwide in promoting good nutrition and healthy, active lifestyle. We sponsor more than 190 world-class athletes, teams and events around the globe, including Cristiano Ronaldo, the LA Galaxy and more champions in many other sports," William Rahn, Herbalife Senior Vice-President and Managing Director for Asia Pacific, said. ...
A VIABLE alternative.
That’s what Dr. Ernest Jay Adalem, big cage fan and organizer, is offering to the Philippine Basketball Association which is in the process of selecting a new commissioner.
The founding president of the National Athletic Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities and board member of the Southeast Asian Basketball Association, Adalem is among the four remaining candidates for the top PBA job Chito Salud is giving up after the ongoing Commissioner’s Cup....
Former PBA player Vince Hizon, current league executive Rickie Santos, St.Clare school owner Jay Adalem and former player and coach Chito Narvasa made the cut.
Narvasa, once a PBA coach and now serves as president of the Basketball Association of the Philippines, was not part of the six initial candidates the league announced last week. But he made it anyway after the PBA changed the criteria for the post....
Marc Pingris concerned about Purefoods’ egos following Grand Slam win: ‘Di ko alam kung lumaki na ulo namin’
For a second straight conference, last season’s Grand Slam champion Purefoods Star will be missing out on the playing in the finals, an unfamiliar spot for a team that had won four consecutive championships before this slump.
Defensive ace Marc Pingris is worried that it may have something to do with the team’s mental state after lording it over the league in the recent past.
“Hindi ko alam kung lumaki na ba ulo namin nung maka-Grand Slam kami. Feeling namin kaya na namin lahat dahil naka-Grand Slam kami, parang ganun. Ganun yung dating sa amin ngayon,” Pingris said....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2014-2015 Commissioners' Cup||11||6||0.647||3rd|
|2014-2015 Philippine Cup||6||6||0.500||7th|
|2013-2014 Governors' Cup||12||8||0.600||Champions|
|2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup||12||9||0.571||Champions|
|2013-2014 Philippine Cup||17||13||0.567||Champions|
|2012-2013 Governors' Cup||14||8||0.636||Champions|
|2012-2013 Commissioners' Cup||11||10||0.524||3rd|
|2012-2013 Philippine Cup||13||8||0.619||3rd|
|2011-2012 Governors' Cup||13||9||0.591||Runner-up|
|2011-2012 Commissioners' Cup||15||9||0.625||Champions|