Scottie Pippen leads the American cagers into MOA Arena for the exhibition match between the USA All Stars and former PBA stars. Jerome Ascano
Former PBA stars Noli Locsin, Vince Hizon and Nelson Asaytono, retired for almost a decade, were elated to be back on the hardcourt. Jerome Ascano
Former NBA and Team USA star Scottie Pippen shares a light moment with Nelson Asaytono, who played for four teams in the PBA, before tipoff. Jerome Ascano
Former PBA stars Kenneth Duremdes and Marlou Aquino exchange pleasantries with NBA All-Stars Horace Grant and Scottie Pippen before the action. Jerome Ascano
There were easy looks at the basket for the locals, including this one taken by former Ginebra star Noli Locsin with Jason Williams just looking. Jerome Ascano
It wasn't too easy throughout the game, though. Nelson Asaytono getting stuck against former NBA top defender Dennis Rodman and one of the team backups, Charoy Bentley from the NBA Developmental League. Jerome Ascano
Captain Marbel Kenneth Duremdes also couldn't simply muscle his way past NBA champion and All-Star Horace Grant. Jerome Ascano
On the other hand, the visitors also got some crazy good looks at the basket including this one by Scottie Pippen close to the sideline. Jerome Ascano
Jason Williams also got to take pretty easy shots, but not after some crazy trick-style dribbling, with former Ginebra star Bal David getting a real close-up look. Jerome Ascano
Jason Williams showed he can get around players of all sizes, and that he isn't easily distracted by unorthodox defense tactics by Marlou Aquino and the locals. Jerome Ascano
And so Bal David and Marlou Aquino tried to use some of their pick-and-roll plays during their Ginebra days against the wily Jason Williams. Jerome Ascano
Not everything went well for Bal David and Jason Williams, though. Jerome Ascano
In the shaded lane, the battle was also tight, with big men Bong Hawkins (right) and Noli Locsin (center) trying to contain an even bigger Horace Grant. Jerome Ascano
Dennis Rodman, who suited up for five NBA teams and went on to play for various leagues in various places in the world, was delighted to watch the action. Jerome Ascano
Basketball Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman also showed his 51-year-old frame can still take some hits, although Marlou Aquino chose to take the ball around him. Jerome Ascano
Jason Williams catches Nelson Asaytono napping but chose to dish out the leather anyway. Jerome Ascano
Scottie Pippen puts an exclamation point to a Jason Willams assist, to the delight of the crowd at MOA Arena. Jerome Ascano
Five-time NBA champion Dennis Rodman, who is also an actor and wrestler, gets the crowd to cheer.
Perhaps the loudest cheers came from the patron section where Philander Rodman sat. Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman acknowledged his father in public for the first time.
But it wasn't just Philander Rodman who got some love from "The Worm," as former PBA star Nelson Asaytono also received a big hug from the five-time NBA champion after the game.
Jojo Lastimosa got something which had a lot of fans at the MOA Arena envious as Scottie Pippen got down on a knee to autograph his shoe. Jerome Ascano
Scottie Pippen, six-time NBA champion with the Chicago Bulls, addresses the crowd after the spectacular game. Jerome Ascano